Prospect Profile: Scott Wedgewood – Goaltender
With the ninth overall pick in 2013, the Devils traded for Cory Schneider. Schneider has two years left on his contract, and what if he doesn’t stay? The Devils seemed to have sured up their goalie future but there potentially be room in a few years. Before the trade, many were already talking about this next prospect as the potential answer to the imminent retirement of a future hall of famer. Scott Wedgewood is mainly regarded as one of the best goaltending prospects the New Jersey Devils have amongst the fan base. Wedgewood showed what he could do earning the starting spot for the Plymouth Whalers (OHL: Junior Team). One game during the 2010 playoffs Wedgewood put up a 70 save performance. Despite his team’s loss in that series it was the start of showcasing what he could do. In the 2011 OHL playoffs, the Ontario native, had multiple 50+ save performances. Check out more of his successes from In Lou We Trust.
The 6’1” 190lb goaltender represented the world Canada U20 team in 2011-2012. During the tournament he played 3 games and posted a 2.42 GAA. Last year he spent most of the season at the ECHL level, playing 48 games for the Trenton Titans. This goaltender shows a lot of promise but with Jeff Frazee not returning, we will see how Wedgewood performs in Albany.
Scott Wedgewood was born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada on Aug. 14th 1992. He was selected 84th overall by the Devils in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. That’s right, drafted at 18 years old. The fact New Jersey selected him so high is a good indication of the potential he has. Wedgewood is currently participating in Rookie camp and has been playing pretty well. Check out his interview from this past week and be sure to follow him this season in Albany.