Barrie Colts 2019 Draft Prospect: Jet Greaves #OHL #NHLDraft

Jet Greaves is currently ranked 28th among North American goalies by NHL Central Scouting heading into the 2019 NHL Draft.

Greaves was drafted 56th overall (third round) in the 2017 OHL Priority Selection by the Barrie Colts. He joined the Barrie Colts during the 2018-19 season. The beginning of the year saw the Colts ride with three goalies. Returning goaltender Kai Edmonds, Vegas Golden Knights prospect Maksim Zhukov and Greaves.

Zhukov got the majority of starts early in the season but Greaves and Edmonds displayed so much potential that Zhukov headed back to the USHL.
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After Zhukov moved on, Greaves got more opportunity to start games, especially towards the end of the season. He would play 27 games, posting a 3.36 GAA and an impressive .911 save percentage. His save percentage was tied for third best in the OHL with Michael DiPietro. Among goalies with 25 plus starts, only Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Kyle Keyser had a better SAV%. Greaves save percentage was by far the best among first-time draft eligible goaltenders in the OHL.

Greaves faced an average of 33 shots per game. On February, 3rd he was named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week. In that week, he played two games, making 50 saves in each game.

At the conclusion of the 2018-19 season, Greaves was named to the OHL First All-Rookie Team.

Greaves doesn't have a massive frame, standing at 6'0" and weighing 154 lbs. What he lacks in size he makes up in positioning. Greaves has incredible vision and does an outstanding job going post to post. Jet is incredibly athletic and has really quick reflexes. His quickness gives him opportunities to make saves that most goalies dream of making, especially when he kicks out the pad sharply to thwart rebound attempts. His ability to track pucks really stands out and he does a decent job of eliminating rebounds. Greaves does a well in high-pressure situations and seems a lot calmer than most goalies in his age group. At this point, it is clear that he has all the tools to be a top goalie in the OHL and to become an excellent pro.

There aren't many flaws to his game. The main area that I see teams overlooking him is his size. With that being said, it would be a mistake not to consider drafting him. Another area he could improve would be rebound control. As mentioned, he absorbs pucks well but sometimes struggles controlling where the puck goes when he can't freeze it. That being said, with the positive aspects of his game, that is an area he can no doubt improve and he has the time and opportunity to do it.
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Greaves was left off the Central Scouting list until the final rankings came out. I would look for Jet to get selected by a team this year and down the road, it will look like a steal based on where he is projected. He puts a lot of work in his training and always looks focused when you see him around Barrie Molson Centre. Look for him to continue to grow into an elite goaltender.

Greaves was one of five 2001-born goalies named to the U20 Hockey Canada Program of Excellence goalie camp in Calgary from June 5-8, 2019. This is a huge accomplishment and puts him on the short-list of top goalies in his age group, potentially leading to a role with Hockey Canada down the road.

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