Dallas Stars goaltender, Jake Oettinger, recently made his first NHL start. Drafted 26th overall in 2017, the American goaltender is very young with a lot of potential for Dallas.
Oettinger Came out of Boston University and played for team USA at the world juniors at the outdoor game in Buffalo, just to give you a reference as to how quickly he broke into the league.
Oettinger’s NHL debut was in game 2 of the Western Conference finals in relief of Anton Khudobin. Then he came in to relieve Khudobin again in game 3 of the Stanley cup finals. The 22-year-old has appeared in 5 NHL games now and started in 2 of them with a perfect 2-0-0 in games he has started.
Oettinger’s future with the stars remains secure as he is already playing good hockey at his young age and living up to the hype.
The 6’5” American has a blank canvas in front of him. If he stays on the track he is on, Dallas fans can expect big things down the road. Oettinger is at the perfect age to be able to take over the reigns and replace Anton Khudobin and Ben Bishop who are 34-years-old.