Cal Petersen

Cal Petersen

29-Year-Old GoalieG
Philadelphia Flyers
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Petersen was one of the worst goaltenders in the NHL a season ago, struggling mightily in 10 appearances for the Kings (5-3-2, 3.76 GAA, .868 save percentage) before being waived by LA in late November. With two years left on his deal at a cap hit of $5M annually, there was zero chance Petersen would be claimed. He was eventually traded to the Flyers in June in a salary dump. He seems likely to open the 2023-24 campaign as the backup to Carter Hart, although it wouldn't be the least bit surprising to see Philadelphia change course and hand the job to youngster Felix Sandstrom. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Kings in September of 2021. Traded to the Flyers in June of 2023.
On waivers
GPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
February 28, 2024
Petersen was put on waivers Wednesday, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
ANALYSIS
Petersen has struggled with the Flyers, posting a 2-2-0 record, 3.90 GAA and .864 save percentage in five contests this year. If he clears waivers, the Flyers might send him to AHL Lehigh Valley and summon Felix Sandstrom to serve as Samuel Ersson's new understudy. It's also worth noting that Philadelphia doesn't play again until Friday versus Washington, so the Flyers could send Petersen briefly to the minors and still recall him in time for that contest.
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Staying in Philadelphia?
GPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
May 21, 2024
Petersen is likely to remain with Philadelphia for the 2024-25 season as the team isn't expected to buy out the last year of his contract, per Anthony Di Marco of The Fourth Period.
ANALYSIS
Petersen appeared in five games with the Flyers this season, recording an .864 save percentage and a 2-2-0 record. Samuel Ersson and Ivan Fedotov will likely operate as Philly's top two netminders next year, so look for Petersen and his $5 million cap hit to be buried in the minors for most, if not all, of the 2024-25 campaign.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Petersen and veteran Jonathan Quick split time for an overachieving Kings in 2021-22. Quick was the better goaltender, although Petersen's numbers (20-14-2, 2.89 GAA, .895 save percentage, 3 shutouts) weren't horrible. Petersen's dip in save percentage is somewhat concerning because the 27-year-old netminder has seen that number decrease in each of his first four NHL seasons, so it would be nice to see him get back above the .900 mark in 2022-23. Another time share appears to be a certainty assuming both goalies make it through the upcoming campaign healthy, making neither Petersen nor Quick more than a late-round fantasy gamble.
After ascending the organizational depth chart over the last few seasons, the time is at hand for Cal Petersen. The 26-year-old took on a majority of the workload in LA during the pandemic-shortened season, posting a 2.89 GAA and a .911 save percentage en-route to a 9-18-5 record in 35 starts. With Jonathan Quick's career in decline and Jack Campbell out of the way, the starting role appears to belong to Petersen heading into 2021-22. The Kings have been effective and methodical in their rebuilding process which should significantly boost Petersen's appeal in dynasty formats. Those in standard leagues can rely on Petersen to once again get a hefty workload and, if not adverse to ups and downs, can look to add him as a depth option available in the later rounds of their drafts.
For the second straight season, Petersen saw only a handful of starts in 2019-20 but outplayed Jonathan Quick when he got the chance, and the Kings were so confident in the 26-year-old being their goalie of the future that they dealt Jack Campbell to Toronto in February. Petersen isn't the biggest netminder, but he's athletic and moves well in the crease, and he knows how to maintain focus and not get rattled. With Quick under contract through 2022-23, there's been no organizational rush to find his successor, but Petersen's play over the last couple of seasons is coming close to forcing the Kings' hand and a timeshare this season seems very likely. With a wealth of talent up front set to join the roster over the next couple of years, Petersen should take on the mantle of No. 1 goalie just as the Kings are becoming competitive again.
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Iced by Penguins
GPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
February 26, 2024
Petersen turned aside 25 of 32 shots in Sunday's 7-6 loss to Pittsburgh.
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Starting in Pittsburgh
GPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
February 25, 2024
Petersen will defend the road goal Sunday versus the Penguins.
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Collects second win Saturday
GPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
February 10, 2024
Petersen stopped 17 of 19 shots in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Kraken.
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Facing Kraken
GPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
February 10, 2024
Petersen will defend the home crease versus Seattle on Saturday, according to Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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Needed in relief Saturday
GPhiladelphia Flyers  Minors
January 27, 2024
Petersen turned aside 12 of 14 shots after replacing Samuel Ersson to begin the second period of Saturday's 6-2 loss to the Bruins.
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