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Forum: Armchair-GMWed. at 3:48 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>RazWild</b></div><div>Wheeler literally mentions it in his prospect pool rankings article he does every January-February. Minnesota ranked 3rd. Only the Kings and Sabers were considered to have better prospect pools.

"3. Jesper Wallstedt, G, 19 (Lulea HF)

Wallstedt’s the best goalie prospect on the planet for me. And that’s not meant as a slight to Iaroslav Askarov, or Sebastian Cossa, or even Devon Levi and Dustin Wolf (who belong in that group). He’s back to robotic levels this season after briefly showing signs that he might be human in the second half of last season. He’s a big 6-foot-3 (he fills the net for his size), plays sharp lines positionally, he holds those lines, he swallows the first shot so that he doesn’t have to make a ton of second saves, his movement is compact, he tracks through layers incredibly well to find pucks, and he reads opposing shooters beautifully so that he’s rarely beat cleanly. He’s got all of the makings of a No. 1 starter. If he can develop a little more quickness (he’s strong across the net and low-to-high on pushes, but I wouldn’t say his feet are super fast) he’ll be an elite goaltender in the league."

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As for Pronman, Wallstedt was the first goaltender he listed during his annual best 23 and under in the NHL article back on Jan 12.

"47. Jesper Wallstedt, G, Minnesota

Nov. 14, 2002 | 6-foot-3 | 214 pounds

Drafted: No. 20 in 2021

Sept. 2021 Ranking: 73

Tier: Projected bubble top and middle of the lineup player or quality starting goaltender

Skating: Below NHL average
Hockey sense: High-end

Wallstedt is having a fantastic campaign in Sweden, and looks like the best goalie outside the NHL right now. His pure athletic tools never blow you away in terms of his quickness or size, but his sense and technical skills are outstanding. He always makes the right reads, has elite efficiency in his movements and knows how to position his body and stick to keep pucks out of the net."</div></div>

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