GHP 041: How To Become An NHL Goaltender w/ Peter DeBoer from the Vegas Golden Knights

GHP 041: How To Become An NHL Goaltender w/ Peter DeBoer from the Vegas Golden Knights

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In this week’s episode we have easily our biggest guest yet, what a privilege and pleasure it is to have him on today, the head coach of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, Peter DeBoer.

We dive deep into Coming from minor hockey and moving to major junior level – hardest part in it. Expectations from goaltender in high stakes situations like going into a championship series, in terms of preparation, approach, performance etc. Hardest part for goaltenders transitioning to NHL level from the perspective of a coach. Common theme aiding goaltenders to find success post-season. Steps goalies can take to build trust and confidence in their coaches throughout the season. Top 3 things goaltenders should not be doing throughout the season.

Show Highlights

  • Coming from Minor Hockey and moving to Major Junior Level – hardest part in it.
  • Common characteristic in all those who gain success in major junior level.
  • Secret behind transitioning well to the major junior level.
  • Winning the OHL championship and the contributions to this success.
  • Expectations from goaltender in high stakes situations like going into a championship series, in terms of preparation, approach, performance etc.
  • Variables used to determine who should get the call in super high stakes games like Memorial Cup Championship.
  • Secret contribution to the success in memorial cup championship.
  • Advice to those aiming to winning national and international championships to prepare them to face the challenges that lie ahead.
  • Hardest part for goaltenders transitioning to NHL level from the perspective of a coach.
  • Underlying theme amongst guys who manage to come into the league, stick around and find success at NHL level.
  • Pointers to young goalies in terms of development that they can focus on and start developing right away that is transferable to the NHL level.
  • Difference for Goalies facing success post-season versus those who do not get that far.
  • Common theme aiding goaltenders to find success post-season.
  • Advice to young goaltenders about Playoff Hockey, retaining focus to be successful and what they should expect from themselves.
  • Expectation for the starter versus the backup role on the team at NHL level.
  • Steps goalies can take to build trust and confidence in their coaches throughout the season.
  • Difference between goaltenders at the NHL level who are most consistent and the goalies who are typically reliable.
  • Top 3 things goaltenders should not be doing throughout the season.
  • Advice to young goaltenders looking to play in NHL and have long careers.

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