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The Daily: Red Wings 2017 Draftee Petruzzelli Signs With Maple Leafs; Crosby Exasperated by Penguins Slump

Red Wings 2017 draft pick Keith Petruzzelli is in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs

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Goalie Keith Petruzzelli of the Maple Leafs was a Red Wings draftee in 2017.

At one time, there was a notion that Keith Petruzzelli might be the goalie of the future for the Detroit Red Wings. Instead, he’s the goalie of right now for the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Injuries to Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov is leaving the Maple Leafs without their two NHL goalies. Eric Kallgren was already on recall from the AHL Toronto Marlies. Somsonov was suffering a knee injury in Toronto’s 2-1 win over Boston on Saturday. The made the decision to sign Petruzzelli to an NHL contract worth $817,000 and he was Kallgren’s backup on Sunday night in Carolina as the Leafs were meeting the Hurricanes.

After playing four years of NCAA hockey at Quinnipiac, Petruzzelli was choosing to decline the contract offer the Red Wings were presenting to him. Eventually, he signed an AHL deal with the Marlines.

He split last season between the Marlies and ECHL Newfoundland Growlers. This season, in six games for the Marlies Petruzzelli is 6-0-0 with a 2.31 GAA and .921 save percentage.

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Gordon Cheswick

Petruzzelli had a great chance to be a goalie for DRW right about now. His numbers showed that he could develop quickly and be here. Instead, he poo-pooed the offer the Wings made. His big desire was to play for Boston – so that became his focus. Unable to do that, he finally signed with the Marlies. SO – you think his luck has been bad up to now……..

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