LA Kings goaltender prospect Patrik Bartosak
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EL SEGUNDO, CA — On June 30, 2013, when the National Hockey League
held its annual amateur draft, the Los Angeles Kings
picked up what looked like a huge windfall in the fifth round when they selected goaltender Patrik Bartosak
(146th overall selection).
In 2011-12, the 20-year-old native of Novy Jicin, Czech Republic recorded a 2.75 goals-against average (GAA), a .915 save percentage, and one shutout in 25 games. Bartosak went on to top those numbers last season, earning a 2.26 GAA, a .935 save percentage, and five shutouts.
Bartosak’s 2012-13 regular season performance earned him honors as the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Goaltender of the Year.
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