Goaltender Jason Kasdorf gets lost in the shuffle often when it comes to sorting out the Sabres goalie prospect pool.
Coming over after the trade with Winnipeg, Kasdorf was seen to just be a small part of the trade with the main pieces being Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian. However after an impressive prospects camp and scrimmage where Kasdorf out played goalies that were seen to be ahead of him like Cal Petersen, Kasdorf has opened the eyes of Tim Murray and the Sabres.
Tim Murray said during the draft that he loves to have a surplus of goalie prospects because they won't all succeed so having more raises the possibility of finding a franchise goaltender. Kasdorf could be that guy.
In the beginning of the season at RPI in the NCAA, Kasdorf was in the news as his team upset the top ranked Boston College. Kasdorf finished the night with 36 saves in the 2-1 win. He has a .947 save percentage and a 2.00 GAA in the first two games with 41 saves. He showed at the blue and gold scrimmage that he has the ability to take over a game.
At 6'4 193 pounds, Kasdorf fits the mold of the tall, lengthy goaltender that Tim Murray so badly covets. Kasdorf is 23 years old so if he can continue to impress at the college level, you may see him leap frog a few prospects in the pool and potentially compete for a roster spot in a year or two. Remember Kasdorf is the same age as Robin Lehner. Not all goalies play in the NHL in their early twenties but I would love to see Kasdorf in Rochester next season battling for the starting job.