As predicted in our Early Signing Period article from Sunday, Robbie Beydoun will replace Matt Wintjes next season with the Michigan Tech Huskies. He officially committed via Twitter and Instagram on Sunday night:
Robbie Beydoun hails from Plymouth, Mich. where he played for Compuware at the U16 and U18 level before joining the Michigan Warriors of the NAHL. He spent part of a season there while posting a very respectable 2.75 GAA and 0.903 SV% as a 17 year old. He moved on the Fargo Force (USHL) where he played in 19 games posting a 2.93 GAA and 0.920 SV%. While he did not qualify because he only played in 19 games, if you reduce the requirement to 15 GP, he would have been top 20 in GAA and 4th in SV%.
The biggest reason he was probably still available to commit to the Huskies on Sunday was because of last season where he regressed a bit in his second season with Fargo. While his goals against average dropped to 2.58, his save percentage also plummeted to below 0.900 settling at 0.898 which is well below where any coach would be confident in his netminder.
Thankfully for Beydoun, he's rebounded so far this season as after a change of scenery to the Waterloo. Through 10 games for the BlackHawks, Beydoun is top three in GAA (1.64), SV% (0.939), and Shutouts (3). He's also been named USHL Goaltender of the Week twice already this year and was being recruited by multiple teams. While Angus Redmond has looked wonderful through 6 games and the team has responded with "Beef" between the pipes, Beydoun will add another option for Michigan Tech next season after senior Matt Wintjes graduates.
Cover image of Robbie Beydoun courtesy of Stephanie Lyn Photography