During training camp last week, we sat down with Nashville Predators prospect Zoltan Hetenyi. The Hungarian goaltender was invited to Development Camp last summer and impressed the brass. As a result, he was offered a one-year contract within the organization. He’s been playing with the Predators’ ECHL affiliate, the Cincinnati Cyclones, ever since.
His 2.33 goals-against average and two shutouts are both tops on the club but he’s only recently turned things around. He’s played less than half as many games as starter Brian Foster (a Florida Panthers prospect) and his 4-4-0-1 record indicates that. The good news? The current .913 save percentage in his stat line is a vast improvement over what it was during the first few months of the ECHL season.
We spoke with Hetenyi about his struggles early on, his first experiences in North America and the opportunity to be in and NHL training camp.
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