An Interview With Boston Bruins Prospect Kyle Keyser

The Boston Bruins have a ton of young goaltenders in their system, and one goalie that doesn’t get talked about enough is Kyle Keyser, whose passion for hockey came from his older brother, “I started playing hockey down in South Florida when I was about five years old, my older brother Spencer grew up playing the game and I was just around the rink all the time looking up to him as my big brother and seeing the great things he was doing made me want to play as well, and I’m fortunate to be in the position that I am now” said Keyser. The 24-year-old goaltender spent four seasons in the OHL, where he went 71-40-7 with a 3.19 GAA, .903 SV%, and six shutouts in 137 games before signing an entry-level contract with the Boston Bruins in 2017. Over the course of a five-year career, Keyser has bounced between the ECHL and AHL, playing in 97 games between both levels. He has a 28-26-12 record with a 2.84 GAA, .902SV%, and two shutouts in 70 games with the Providence Bruins and has enjoyed his time in Providence, “Ya, I’ve had a lot of good mentors up in Providence throughout the years that have helped me become the person and the player I am today. We have our goalie coach Mike Dunham up there who’s been instrumental in my development as a goalie and as a person, and I’m thankful for those people,” said Keyser

The Florida Native has a 12-11-2 record with a 2.57 GAA, .913SV%, and one shutout at the ECHL level as he spent a year with the Atlanta Gladiators and a year with the Jacksonville Icemen before the Bruins moved their ECHL affiliate to Maine. Most of Keyser’s appearances in the past three seasons have been with Providence, but with Brandon Bussi and Michael DiPietro splitting the net this season in Providence, Keyser has only seen two appearances this season, going 0-1-1 with a 4.41 GAA and .842SV% and was recently sent down to the Maine Mariners. Getting sent down to the ECHL can sometimes hurt a player’s confidence, but that’s not the case for Keyser, who picked up a 44-save shutout on Friday Night in his first ECHL game since January 6th, 2023, “I think for me, it’s just the same job no matter where I am it doesn’t matter if I’m in Maine, Providence, or Boston, I still gotta stop the puck and make saves and help our team win hockey games, and that’s all I’m really focused on no matter where I’m at” said Keyser during his post-game media availability.

Maine has been struggling all season as they sit seven points out of a playoff spot, and Mariners Head Coach Terrance Wallin talked about having Keyser down in Maine, “Ya, it’s nice to have Keys down here; he’s a good goaltender, and obviously when we defend well it makes the goalies job easier. Obviously, he made some big saves when he had to, but I thought we defended pretty well tonight.” When asked if Keyser is just down here for a few days to get some reps in or if he will be in Maine for a bit, Wallen said they are not quite sure yet.

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