21-Year-Old Goalie – Montreal Canadiens
Zach Fucale Contract Information:
Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canadiens in September 2013.
Fucale's future with Montreal has been cast in doubt after the organization signed Charlie Lindgren out of St. Cloud State University, the Montreal Gazette reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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Fucale, a 2013 second-round draft pick, enjoyed another strong season in the QMJHL, taking home the Jacques Plante Trophy for posting the best GAA (2.26) in the league. The 19-year-old seems to have a bright future, but with Carey Price in the prime of his career, the organization is of no mind to rush him through the system.
Fucale was a second-round pick by Montreal in the 2013 draft. The 18-year-old netminder is poised and already has a championship, leading the Halifax Mooseheads to a Memorial Cup win in 2013. The organization is bereft of top-end goalie talent in the minor leagues, so Fucale becomes the club's best prospect at the position. He'll have time to develop -- two more junior-eligible years and whatever time is needed at the AHL level -- as Carey Price has the job locked down in Montreal for the next several seasons.