Muszelik is a New Jersey native who has appeared in 24 games for the U.S. NTDP this season. In 15 games with the U17 team, he has a 4.29 GAA and an .865 save percentage and in nine USHL games with the same team, he has a 5.32 GAA and an .851 save percentage.
Prior to joining the NTDP, Muszelik played for the New Jersey Rockets. Last season for the 16U team, he appeared in 8 games and finished with a 1.39 GAA and .869 save percentage.
NZ Scouts: “He has decent size and uses it well in his positioning to take away angles from shooters. He excels at handling the first shot and uses his positioning to make it difficult to beat him on straight-on shots. He did a good job of sealing the post well on dead angle shots as well, as he faced a good amount of attempts from the goal-line angles. It was impressive to see him in the shootout where he stopped every shot, and made it look easy along the way. He showed great patience and control and forced shooters into uncomfortable situations when they came down.”
Kleinhans is a 20-year-old from Virginia who is playing this season with the Danbury Jr. Hat Tricks in the NAHL, where he has 4 goals and 10 assists in 25 games. This is Kleinhans’ first year in juniors after he graduated from the Kent School last season. In 10 games as an assistant captain, he had 7 goals and 12 assists. He appeared in 64 prep games for Kent and scored 49 points.
Kleinhans played for the Washington Jr. Capitals beginning with his 16U season.
NZ Scouts: “Kleinhans displayed great potential offensive ability with his quick hands, and ability to create chances in one on one scenarios. He excels attacking on the rush and in man on man situations. At times he can try to beat too many defenders on his own and create turnovers, but seemed to get better each game at sucking defenders to him and finding open teammates. He also possesses a great one-timer that he could probably use more, especially on the power play. Kleinhans showed great offensive potential and is a fun player to watch when he has the puck on his stick.”