Red Wings Prospects Focus: Goalies in the System

BIEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 01: Goalie Joren van Pottelberghe #36 of Switzerland looks on during the Ice Hockey International Friendly game between Switzerland and Russia at Tissot-Arena on May 1, 2021 in Biel, Switzerland. (Photo by RvS.Media/Robert Hradil/Getty Images)
BIEL, SWITZERLAND - MAY 01: Goalie Joren van Pottelberghe #36 of Switzerland looks on during the Ice Hockey International Friendly game between Switzerland and Russia at Tissot-Arena on May 1, 2021 in Biel, Switzerland. (Photo by RvS.Media/Robert Hradil/Getty Images) /
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Kaden Fulcher

Kaden Fulcher was signed by Detroit as a free agent after rookie camp in 2017.  Now 23, Fulcher is currently in the 3rd year of his three-year entry-level contract.

According to capfriendly.com, Fulcher is currently earning $65,000 to play in the minors.  If he is recalled to Detroit, Fulcher will earn $733,333.

After signing with Detroit, Fulcher played his final season of junior hockey with Hamilton (OHL).  He led the Bulldogs to an OHL championship and a trip to the Memorial Cup.  In 2017, Fulcher played 55 regular season games and had a record of 32-17-6, with a 2.86 GAA, and a .899 SV%.  During the playoffs, Fulcher played 21 games and had a record of 16-5-0, a 2.70 GAA, and a .905 SV%.

In 2018, Fulcher turned professional and played 28 games with Toledo (ECHL).  Fulcher had a record of 15-7-6, a 3.00 GAA, and an .899 SV%.  He was also recalled to Detroit for insurance and ended up playing part of one game with the Red Wings.

In 2019, Fulcher was limited to two games with Toledo because of injury.  Fulcher ended up with a 0-2-0 record, 5.51 GAA, and an .831 SV%.

Last year, Fulcher bounced back and forth between the Detroit taxi squad and Grand Rapids.  He played seven games with the Griffins posting a 2-2-3 record, with a 2.84 GAA, and a .905 SV%.

Fulcher is currently back in Toledo for the final year of his entry-level contract.  Fulcher has played eight games and has posted a 4-3-0 record, a 1.70 GAA, and a .924 SV%.  At the end of this season, Fulcher will be a RFA.