Neutral Zone is proud to announce the hiring of Brennan Poderzay as head goalie scout for the NHL Draft.
“The hardest position to scout in the NHL Draft is goaltenders and we’ve been actively building up our goalie department,” said Neutral Zone’s Director of NHL Scouting, Ian Moran. “When Brennan came across my desk it was a no-brainer. He trains NHL-bound goalies, he’s got a great eye and understanding of the position, and will be a major boost to our NHL Draft staff.”
A native of Tower, Minn., Poderzay is currently the goaltending coach at the University of Minnesota and previously served in the same role at Minnesota State. With the Mavericks, Poderzay coached Dryden McKay, who just set the NCAA men’s all-time shutout record with his 27th shutout this past weekend. The previous record was held by Ryan Miller.
Prior to Minnesota State, Poderzay served as the Minnesota Regional Goalie Scout for the U.S. National Team Development Program.
“I am excited about the opportunity to join Neutral Zone and build upon what has already been implemented in the goalie scouting world,” Poderzay said. “I look forward to evaluating draft eligible goalies and free agents, and to be part of the world-class team at Neutral Zone.”