Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Welcome to the Official Site of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Facebook of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Twitter of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Instagram of the Philadelphia Flyers Official LinkedIn of the Philadelphia Flyers
 

Future Watch: Cal Heeter

Former Ohio State netminder enters first year as a pro

Friday, 07.06.2012 / 1:30 PM / News
Philadelphia Flyers
X
Share with your Friends


Future Watch: Cal Heeter
A growing trend in the NHL seems to be goaltenders being signed and selected that are just as big, if not bigger, than the defensemen who play in front of them.

For the Flyers, all you would need to do is look at the vitals.

Enter Cal Heeter, the former Ohio State University netminder that the club signed to a two-year contract on March 6.

Heeter, 6'4'' and 195-pounds, enters first his pro season of hockey with the Flyers after developing for a full four years with the Buckeyes.

“He shined [at OSU],” said Flyers’ scout and former goaltender Neil Little. “He’s a talented young guy. He’s a big kid and he moves very well. He moves like a six-footer and he’s 6-4, so he’s very athletic.”

While at Ohio State, Heeter recorded a 39-36-11 mark, 2.58 goals-against average and .915 save percentage in 94 games playing for the Buckeyes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

Throughout his OSU career, Heeter was voted team MVP as a junior and was named CCHA Goalie of the Week three times, and a national player of the week honoree, which also includes many academic honors - a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and a two-time Academic All-Big Ten.

In his senior year at OSU, Heeter posted a 13-11-5 record with a 2.45 GAA and .918 save percentage, which was highlighted by an eight-game winning streak from Oct. 28 through Dec. 3.

It’s streaks like that, which prompted Little to go and watch Heeter a number of times this past season.

Added Little: “I think he’s a tremendous prospect, so I think we’re all looking forward to seeing how he’ll do in the pro game.”

There are a number of issues for any player when jumping from a lighter schedule of games in college, but especially with goaltenders, who would typically play a few lesser games than making every single start.

However, that isn't too much of a concern for Little.

“I think there’s always an adjustment period for anybody, but I think Cal has the talent that it shouldn’t be too much of a factor; he’ll find his groove early and he’ll impress us.”

Heeter is one of four goaltenders who will participate in the team’s annual mid-summer prospect camp next week where fans can get an up close look of his size and skill between the pipes.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - BOS 82 54 19 9 261 177 117
2 y - PIT 82 51 24 7 249 207 109
3 x - TBL 82 46 27 9 240 215 101
4 x - MTL 82 46 28 8 215 204 100
5 x - NYR 82 45 31 6 218 193 96
6 x - PHI 82 42 30 10 236 235 94
7 x - CBJ 82 43 32 7 231 216 93
8 x - DET 82 39 28 15 222 230 93
9 WSH 82 38 30 14 235 240 90
10 NJD 82 35 29 18 197 208 88
11 OTT 82 37 31 14 236 265 88
12 TOR 82 38 36 8 231 256 84
13 CAR 82 36 35 11 207 230 83
14 NYI 82 34 37 11 225 267 79
15 FLA 82 29 45 8 196 268 66
16 BUF 82 21 51 10 157 248 52

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Giroux 82 28 58 7 86
J. Voracek 82 23 39 11 62
W. Simmonds 82 29 31 -4 60
S. Hartnell 78 20 32 11 52
M. Streit 82 10 34 3 44
B. Schenn 82 20 21 0 41
M. Read 75 22 18 -4 40
S. Couturier 82 13 26 1 39
V. Lecavalier 69 20 17 -16 37
K. Timonen 77 6 29 5 35
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 33 18 7 .917 2.50
R. Emery 9 12 2 .903 2.96
Privacy Policy | AdChoices | California Privacy Rights | Contact Us | Advertise Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use

Philadelphiaflyers.com is the official Web site of the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia Flyers and philadelphiaflyers.com are trademarks of Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2014 Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.