The Erie Otters announced today that Nolan Lalonde committed to the team and completed an OHL standard player agreement.
Lalonde is a goaltender from Kingston, Ont. This past season he suited up in 23 games for the Greater Kingston Jr. Gaels AAA team during where he posted a 2.03 goals against average.
Lalonde was selected 49th overall by the Erie Otters in the third round of the OHL Priority Selection held earlier this April.
“Nolan is a tall goaltender with strong feet and great reflexes,” said our Ontario scouts.
He tracks the puck well and is very good at recovering to rebounds after the initial shot. On his knees, Lalonde is very quick pushing across his crease and lunges upward in order to eliminate the top half of the net. During net front battles, Lalonde sprawls out and challenges the puck in order to cut off the angle. Nolan is very vocal and communicates well with his defenseman. His voice echoes throughout the entire rink.
Neutral Zone had Lalonde ranked No. 43 in our OHL Draft Final Rankings report.
“As an organization, we made a conscious effort to continue our focus on the importance of goaltending, and today we believe we’ve continued making big strides in the right direction,” Erie GM Dave Brown said. “Nolan is agile, quick, and athletic. He has a solid understanding of the position and its intricacies that allow today’s goalies to gain control over the opposition. Our goaltending situation is quickly becoming a position of strength, having two very good young goalies like Nolan and Aidan Campbell allows us to be excited for our future.”