Nashville Selects Goaltender Ethan Haider 148th Overall
Nashville goes for a project netminder in round five.
With the 148th pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators selected goaltender Ethan Haider from the Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
Haider appeared in 37 games last season and posted a 0.927 save percentage. He was ranked as the 11th-best North American goalie by NHL Central Scouting.
Haider finished the season tied for eighth in the NAHL based on save percentage as he split the net with 20-year-old Jack Robbel. He went 19-13-2 during the regular season and posted three shutouts.
I haven’t been able to scout Haider much, but he’s a decent-sized netminder at 6’2” who plays with an active left-hand glove and maintains good positioning and a good mental game.
He will either jump to the USHL next season or stay in Minnesota before heading to Clarkson University, the next stop for fellow Preds pick Alexander Campbell, in 2020-21.
All statistics are courtesy of the NAHL.