Prospect evaluation: Zatkoff

Here’s the last of the prospect evaluations. Thanks again to Don for tracking down all this information and doing such comprehensive reports…


Jeff Zatkoff
DOB – 6-9-87
Miami/Ohio (NCAA): 27-8-1, 1.72, .933

Zatkoff on his own play this year:

“From a statistical point of view I was very happy. I worked extremely hard at a few camps we had, working on my style and my stance and that helped me a lot in terms of this year just being bigger. I’m a butterfly goalie, but at the same time I don’t like to stay strictly butterfly. I like to watch the puck and use my athleticism.”

Development areas (from Hockey’s Future):

While Zatkoff does a good job of steering pucks away from the crease, his puck handling, particularly in controlling rebounds is an area that should improve with continued growth and development.

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  • Bob Bobson

    Thanks for all you do Rich and Don ! These things are great and this blog helps keep interest in the Kings high even though their season is long done.

  • anthony

    From what I read from these collegiate articles, he’s the real thing.

    Bernier will find him to be his biggest challenge to the throne.

    I’ll give credit to DL for this find.

  • Paul

    As I’ve said in other posts on this blog, keep your eye on Zatkoff. He’s probably the 2nd best goalie prospect the Kings have, and I think he’s right on par with Bernier.

  • Anonymous

    I hope all these prospects some how develope and make a big impact for this hockey club and the fans.


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