The Predators Steal One of Chicago's best prospects

Published September 1, 2023 at 0:14

The Predators Steal One of Chicago's best prospects

There will be professional tryouts being offered by the Nashville Predators as the end of free agency draws closer. There is no doubt that Barry Trotz has success on his mind as he strives to reshape the Predators in his own image.

It has since been announced that he has signed former Rockford IceHogs goalie, Dylan Wells, to a professional tryout with the Predators.


The #Predators have signed goaltender Dylan Wells (@dylanwells30) to a professional try-out.

Wells, 25, made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks last season, playing 20 minutes, saving 12-of-13 shots for a .923 SV%.

He was 9-7-1 with a .901 SV% with the Rockford Icehogs and Texas Stars (AHL)

Reliable Goalie

As a 25-year-old, Wells performed admirably during his NHL debut. He saved 12 of 13 shots in his 20 minutes of play, or a save percentage of .923. However, Wells's sample size is small since he only played for 20 minutes.

Recalled to Dallas

Afterward, he went back to Rockford and eventually found himself in Texas, where he compiled a 9-7-1 record with a .901 save percentage.

Past and Present Outlook

In April of last year, Wells was recalled to Dallas following promising performances throughout his career. He has spent the majority of his professional career in minor-league teams, including the Bakersfield Condors, Norfolk Admirals, Indy Fuel, Texas Stars, Rockford IceHogs, and Wichita Thunder, as a regular ECHL and AHL player.

Wells may have to contend with Troy Grosenick for a spot with the Predators goaltender contingent, which includes Juuse Saros, Kevin Lankinen, and Yaroslav Askarov. If Wells continues to play with the consistency he has elsewhere, his chances look good.
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The Predators Steal One of Chicago's best prospects

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