Current Team: Quebec Remparts, QMJHL
Date of Birth: May 21, 1997
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec
Weight: 196 lbs
It's common for a goaltender playing junior hockey to not be his team's starter in his draft year, and Booth is no different. His team, the Quebec Remparts, loaded up for a run at the Memorial Cup, where they were serving as host. In doing so, they acquired Canadiens goalie Zach Fucale from the Halifax Mooseheads midway through the year, riding him for the balance of the season, into the playoffs, and in the Memorial Cup.
When Booth was in net, he was very good. He'll also be top dog for the Remparts next year, a team that is almost always a contender. Booth has the size NHL teams look for, and backs it up with good athleticism. He's currently the second-ranked North American goalie, and is likely destined to be drafted in the second round of the NHL draft.
Assets: Owns a very projectable frame with plenty of athleticism for the goaltending position. Has the ability to make the spectacular save look routine. Flaws: Needs to become more consistent over time, which is standard practice for a young goalkeeper. Adding more bulk and strength to his frame would also help. Career Potential: Talented goaltender with good upside.
- Sports Forecaster
"Callum is very composed and confident. He has excellent positional play and net coverage and is strong in all areas. He has great instincts and reads and reacts to plays very well." -NHL Central Scouting
A Good Fit in Columbus?
The Jackets seem confident that former second round pick Oscar Dansk is still in the team's plans, but there are some doubters among the fan base after his poor rookie pro year, and his return to Sweden for the upcoming season. With their multiple second round picks, it may be wise for the Jackets to add a goalie, and Booth would be one of the best available.
Booth in Action