The Arizona Coyotes drafted two goalies in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. And while David Tendeck may not get as much attention as the previously covered Ivan Prosvetov, that doesn’t mean he had any less a successful a season.
Team: Vancouver Giants
Regular Season Games Played: 38
Goals against average: 2.48
Save percentage: .911
Playoff Games Played: 17
Playoff Goals against average: 2.38
Playoff Save percentage: .918
David Tendeck had a very successful season with the Vancouver Giants. In the WHL among goaltenders who played at least 20 games, he had the fourth best goals against average and the eleventh best save percentage. During the playoffs he was named the Vaughn CHL Goaltender of the Week as well as the WHL Eli Wilson Goaltending Goaltender of the Week, boasting the fourth best save percentage among goalies that played more than one game in the playoffs and the fifth best save percentage.
With Tendeck backstopping them, the Giants would finish top of the B.C. Division, advancing all the way to WHL Championship before losing in game seven during overtime to the Prince Albert Raiders.
Tendeck continued to look good earlier this offseason at the Coyotes’ prospect development camp scrimmage. He would prove to be solid in his half of the game and didn’t allow a goal in the shootout.
Goaltenders historically take the longest to develop, making their success harder to predict. The Arizona Coyotes have a very good option in David Tendeck though, who seems to be developing quite well. He has some stiff competition though but the future Coyotes goaltender still has yet to be decided.