After another impressive season with the Northeastern Huskies in the NCAA, Montreal goaltender Devon Levi now finds himself in the Buffalo Sabers entourage, days after signing his first professional contract.
The Dollard-des-Ormeaux native does not yet know when he will get his first start, but the 21-year-old athlete said he would be ready.
“I’m taking it day by day,” Levi said during a press briefing following Monday’s Sabers practice. Whether it’s here or in Rochester in the American League, my goal remains the same and that is to help the team. ”
After a few days with the team, Levi is very happy. With the presence of three other goaltenders in Craig Anderson, Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and Eric Comrie, the young Quebecer has the opportunity to be inspired and learn from his peers.
“I like the guys here so much. They are really nice. Whether it was the players or everyone in the organization I met, I felt they were welcoming. It’s perfect for me to be here with a guy like Anderson who has so much experience and sees the game in an intelligent way. ”
Levi’s most recent season in the NCAA earned him a nomination for the prestigious Hobey Baker Trophy. The Huskies goalie finished the season with a 17-12-5 record, a 2.24 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage. Levi also led his team to the Beanpot, defeating Harvard in the final. The Montrealer is therefore familiar with Habs prospect Sean Farrell, who recently signed with the team.
“I’m confident Sean will have a great NHL career,” Levi said. He was one of the best players at Harvard, which is a great team. He’s a very talented guy who can score goals. I believe he will be a very good addition to the Canadiens. ”
Levi continues his integration into the Sabers entourage awaiting his first start in the Bettman circuit.