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Will
Cranley

Cranley is not a flashy goaltender, but there’s also no element of surprise with him; he just goes out and makes saves. He is adept at flattening his compact frame along the goal line and he plays an economical game, not moving unnecessarily. He shows a good blend and mix of patience and aggressiveness, but…

Date of Birth
February 26, 2002
Position
Goal
Height
6'3.5
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Peterborough, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
183 lbs
Draft Result
6/163
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Cranley Will D3369 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary

Career Stats

Season Team League GP GAA SVP
2019-2020 Ottawa 67's ohl 21 2.81 89.4
2018-2019 Navan Grads cchl 6 3.58 91.5
2018-2019 Ottawa 67's ohl 11 3.46 86.8
August 3, 2020
Uncertainty abounds in 2020 goalie depth

Cranley is not a flashy goaltender, but there’s also no element of surprise with him; he just goes out and makes saves. He is adept at flattening his compact frame along the goal line and he plays an economical game, not moving unnecessarily. He shows a good blend and mix of patience and aggressiveness, but sometimes his approach his more reactive than proactive, which makes him look him slower than he really is. Athleticism and quickness will never be his calling cards and on occasion, he may over-commit when he pushes from east-to-west, which makes him vulnerable if a cross-ice pass is made. He has a good build and takes up a lot of the net, giving opponents less to shoot at, though he gets out of position times, making him vulnerable on the rush when he gives up too much space. His movements are sharp, but he could stand to tighten up a bit as he isn’t always flush with the posts, giving up small areas of the net. He is good at anticipating the shot and sets himself up to make not only the first save but any secondary chances, as well. His main asset might be his ability to vacuum up almost all the shots that come his way and he rarely allows second chances. He battles hard in the crease and if he loses an edge, for example, he will find a way to make the save. He follows the puck well until it’s in his glove or deflected to safety.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide