Trey Augustine is a 6’1, 179lbs 18-year-old goalie from South Lyon, Michigan. Augustine spent last season with the United States National Development Program playing in 33 games with the U18 team, going 29-1-2 with a 2.13 GAA, .926 SV%, with one shutout. He also spent time with the USNDP in the USHL, playing in 14 games, going 10-1 with 2.34 GAA, .928 SV%, and a shutout. Augustine is nowhere near NHL-ready and is easily at least two years away. However, the Michigan native will be playing college hockey in his home state as he has committed to Michigan State for the 2023-24 season. The Michigan native picked up two medals this season as he won five of his six starts in the U20 championships, with his only loss coming in a 6-2 loss to Canada in the semi-finals. Augustine would bounce back and won all six of his starts en route to a gold medal with the U18 team in the World Junior Championships that took place in April. I would expect Augustine to go somewhere in the second round of the draft.
There’s a lot to like about Augustine, and when you’re watching him play, the biggest thing that will strike you is his athleticism in net when he’s moving side to side. Another strong attribute that Augustine has is he’s great at being able to limit how much net the opponents have when given odd-man rushes, which is huge. Like most players, especially at such a young age, there are a few areas where he can improve. His rebound control is one of the big things that stands out, but with time and the right coaches, he will be able to limit these as his future progresses. A few years of playing NCAA College hockey will certainly be a benefit to Augustine. He is a low-risk, high-reward goaltender.
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