FC Rank 291
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Kaidan
Mbereko

A smaller goalie who had his struggles in his draft season playing with the US National Development Team. Mbereko, moves nicely in his crease. He has strong lateral movement and get from post to post rather quickly. He had an impressive showing in the All-American Prospects game, turning aside every shot that he faced in…

Date of Birth
July 8, 2003
Position
Goal
Height
5'11''
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
West Bloomfield, MI  
Shoots
Left
Weight
182 lbs
Draft Result
UNDRAFTED
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Apr 9/21 Mbereko Kaidan 21921 – All-American Prospects Game AAPG by Derek Neumeier View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP GAA SVP
2020-2021 USNTDP Juniors ushl 4
2019-2020 USNTDP Juniors ushl 16
July 23, 2021
FCHockey releases 2021 NHL Draft Guide
July 7, 2021
FCHockey releases Final ranking for 2021 NHL Draft
April 29, 2021
World U18s: 3 stars from Day 4

A smaller goalie who had his struggles in his draft season playing with the US National Development Team. Mbereko, moves nicely in his crease. He has strong lateral movement and get from post to post rather quickly. He had an impressive showing in the All-American Prospects game, turning aside every shot that he faced in his brief action. He had some brief action in the U18 Tournament, having some success for Team USA. His smaller frame gives him some issues when he has to make recovery saves. He will want to try and challenge shooters more rather than waiting in his crease in order to take away some of the angles that can be exploited. At times he struggles with his puck tracking, in particular on long-distance shots. There were a few too many occasions that saw him get beat from out fair this past season. Mbereko will have to learn to fight through traffic better in order to take his game to the next level, as a smaller goalie his vision can be taken away by traffic and if he learns to fight through it he will be able to track the puck much better. All in all, he’s a decent goalie prospect who probably finds himself in the lower tier of available guys in this class, he should be on the bubble in terms of being drafted.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide