Prospect Update: Angus Redmond

Photo: San Diego Gulls

By Thomas Harrington

Angus Redmond completed his second professional season, playing mostly in the ECHL, but he also made his AHL debut in San Diego.

Redmond played for three different teams in the ECHL: the Reading Royals, the South Carolina Stingrays, and the Jacksonville IceMen. With the Royals, Redmond played in seven games and had a 1-3 record, a 3.37 goals against average, and a .897 save percentage. With the Stingrays, he played in 10 games and had a record of 4-2-3, a 3.25 goals against average, and a .906 save percentage. With the IceMen, he played in seven games and had a goals against average of 2.89 and a save percentage of .905.

Besides his time in the ECHL, Redmond made his AHL debut in February. Both Anaheim and San Diego were going through injury issues with their goaltenders, and Redmond got his chance with the Gulls. He appeared in two games with San Diego. In his first game, he was serving as the backup to Jeff Glass. Glass got lit up through the first two periods, as the Gulls were down 6-0. Redmond came in for the third period. He faced 13 shots and stopped 12 of them, a pretty good night considering how poorly the game went for San Diego overall. A few days later, the Gulls were in Colorado. Redmond was once again Glass’ backup in this one. Through two periods, the Gulls were down 4-1. Redmond came in for the third period and helped the Gulls get back into the game. He stopped every he shot he faced in the third period, and the Gulls scored three times to tie the game and send it to overtime. Unfortunately, Colorado scored on him in overtime. He stopped eight of nine shots in the overtime loss.

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Redmond was actually called up to the NHL at the end of February and served as the backup to Kevin Boyle. While he didn’t see any NHL action, I still think it was good for his development to sit on an NHL bench and take warmups with an NHL team.

I didn’t have high expectations for Redmond this season. The two things that I hoped for out of him were for his numbers to improve and to make his AHL debut. Redmond’s numbers weren’t great this past season, but they did improve overall. His goals against average dropped and his save percentage went up, which is exactly what I was hoping for. Combined with his two AHL games, he met the expectations that I had set for him.

This coming season, my expectations for Redmond will remain largely the same: to see his numbers improve and to play more in the AHL. The difference is that I’d like to see Redmond start games for the Gulls this year and not just come in for a relief appearance.

Redmond has one year left on his entry-level contract and he’ll be a restricted free agent next summer. If Redmond spends most or all of this season in the ECHL, I doubt that Anaheim will give him a qualifying offer in a year. However, if he can become a regular player for the Gulls, then the Ducks might extend him on a two-way deal.

The next prospect update will be on Matt Berkovitz.

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August 13th, 2019


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