Goalies are notoriously hard to predict. It makes sense then for the Arizona Coyotes to wait until the latter stages of the NHL Draft to target netminders. In 2015, the Coyotes did just that, waiting until their final choice to select Erik Kallgren from Sweden. He makes our prospects list at #18.
#18 - Erik Kallgren - Goaltender - Lingkoping HC J20 (Sweden), 183rd overall pick, 2015 NHL Draft
Highest Rank - 9
Lowest Rank - 23
In keeping with the "goalies are voodoo" theme, Kallgren generated a fair amount of disagreement among the panel. On the one hand, he's big, which is practically a prerequisite for a modern NHL goaltender, and in four games with the Swedish Under-20 team last season, Kallgren had a .953 save percentage and a 1.53 GAA. So when he's good, he's very good.
On the other hand, his numbers in his first taste of professional hockey are not particularly inspiring. In 20 games in Sweden's Tier 2 league, Kallgren had a .897 save percentage and a 2.77 GAA. While that doesn't mean he has no shot - Louis Domingue put up a .898 save percentage in his Draft +1 year with the Quebec Remparts - it does mean Kallgren has a ways to go before he's ready for North American action, let alone the NHL.
Still, the Coyotes have some time to see how Kallgren pans out. He is currently signed with Lingkoping's SHL club, which means he could play in Sweden's top league at some point soon. But for now, he's expected to be back in Tier 2 for the beginning of the Swedish hockey season. Where he goes from there will depend entirely on whether or not he can work on his consistency and technical ability. If he can do that, he can join the mix of young goaltenders vying for the top of Arizona's system.