3 Goalies Set for Big Seasons in 2022-23

The NHL season is upon us and for some it's a clean slate to hit the reset button. The new opportunity couldn't come soon enough as the 2021-22 season was hard on many. Look for these three goalies to bounce back in a major way in 2022-23:

Philipp Grubauer, Seattle Kraken

The inaugural season for the Seattle Kraken was a tough one on many, but perhaps no one more than netminder Philipp Grubauer. The 30-year-old netminder signed a six-year deal with the Kraken and then went on to record a .889 save percentage, placing him among the basement dwellers of the league. Seattle has added some more talent this season, which should help keep the puck on their sticks and not the opponents. Grubauer has shown with his strong preseason where he's posted a .939 Sv.% he's still got the game to be an above-average NHL goaltender. Expect to see the German goalie bounce back in 2022-23.

Anton Forsberg, Ottawa Senators

With number one starter Cam Talbot out for the foreseeable future, the Ottawa Senators crease is Anton Forsberg's for the taking. The team is vastly improved from last season and should be a firepower offensively. Defensively? The story is still out as the team looks around the league for more depth. If Forsberg is able to find his game, the Sens could be in very good hands as he posted a very respectable .918 Sv.% last season on a very bad team. Expect to see Ottawa battle for a Stanley Cup Playoff spot out of the East and a big reason could be Forsberg's talents.

Matt Murray, Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs surprised many by moving on from Jack Campbell last summer. The surprise turned to shock across Leafs Nation once they acquired Matt Murray from the Ottawa Senators. Regardless of the the shock value, Murray showed this preseason he's still got plenty of game to get the job done. The two-time Stanley Cup Champion is very familiar with the Maple Leafs brass and this comfort level will keep him in a great head space throughout the ups and down of a season playing in Toronto. Look for Murray to be among the league leaders in wins this season as he's poised for a breakout season. 

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