At one point in February there were reportedly 14 NHL teams that had interest in Boston University goaltender Matt O’Connor. It sounds like he’s significantly narrowed down his options since then.
O’Connor is in talks with the Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, and New York Rangers, according to TVA Sports’ Louis Jean. Among the things he’s looking for is a goaltending coach he believes can elevate his game.
He posted a 2.18 GAA and .927 save percentage in 35 NCAA games in 2014-15. Along with highly regarded 2015 draft prospect Jack Eichel, O’Connor led Boston to the Frozen Four final before losing to Providence.
The one thing Ottawa, Vancouver, and the Rangers have in common is that they all have established goaltending tandems lined up for the 2015-16 campaign. That should allow O’Connor to hone his game in the minors before attempting to play at the NHL level.