Hockey’s Future Top 50 prospects: #26 Jonathan Bernier

26. Jonathan Bernier, G – Los Angeles Kings

A disappointing start to the season has dropped Bernier in these rankings. After watching Jonathan Quick earn the call-up to Los Angeles, Bernier fell into a trap of inconsistent and lack-luster play. Unfortunately, this trap would last for a significant portion of the Manchester Monarch’s season before he finally turned things around. He would find his game again and settle into more consistent play, but two years in a row of inconsistency in the beginning of the season does raise some eyebrows. Bernier is still a top prospect and the more likely candidate to be the top goaltender in Los Angeles long term. Eventually, it will be more beneficial for him to spend some more time in Manchester and be brought along slowly as he demonstrates that he is ready for each step in his development first.

via Hockey’s Future Top 50 prospects, Spring 2009, 26-50 – Hockey’s Future.

 

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