Callum Booth

Callum Booth, born in Montreal, Quebec, is highly regarded as one of the top young goalie prospects in the game today. After catching the eye of his hometown idol, Patrick Roy, Callum was drafted 52nd overall by the Quebec Remparts in the 3rd round of the 2013 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Entry Draft.

In 2011-2012, Callum played Bantam AA hockey for the Montreal Royals. His impressive performance led to his selection for the U-16 regional team that competed in the Midget Espoir provincial tournament that year.

For the following 2012-2013 season, Callum was accepted to play hockey at the Salisbury Prep School as a true Sophomore, where he led his team to a New England Championship. He was also named to the All-Tournament team at the Flood Marr Tournament during the Christmas break.

In the spring of 2013, Callum represented Quebec at the QMJHL Gold Cup (a.k.a. the QMJHL Combine). To no one’s surprise, Callum was named the MVP of the final game between the two best Quebec squads. In the three games he played, he posted an astounding Goals-Against Average of 0.34 and Save Percentage of .984

In 2013-2014, Callum enjoyed a spectacular rookie season playing for the Quebec Remparts in the QMJHL that saw him post a 2.68 Goals-Against-Average and a Save Percentage of .914. Callum earned himself a spot on the All-Rookie Team at the end of this campaign. That same season, Callum represented Quebec in the U-17 World Hockey Challenge in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia and was later named to the U-18 Hockey Canada team, where he represented his country at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament held in Breclav, Czech Republic and Bratislava, Slovakia.

In preparation for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, CEM proudly announced that Callum had been classed as an “A” prospect (and potential 1st round draft pick) in the CSS NHL Preliminary 2015 Players to Watch List for the NHL.

We are extremely proud to announce that Callum was selected 97th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft! In December 2016, Callum was traded to the first place team, the St. John Seadogs, where he finished off the season, recording a 2.35 GAA and a .903 Save Percentage. Callum finished the season as one of the best goalies in the QMJHL, with the lowest save percentage (.911), most wins (31) and tied for second with the most shutouts (4) in the entire league. Callum and the Sea Dogs finished in first place during the regular season, and they had an excellent playoffs, finishing as the best goalie in QMJHL, and winning the Presidents Cup.

Callum is expected to play the 2017-18 season with the Charlotte Checkers in the AHL, but with hard work and dedication, there is a chance that he has a shot to play with the big club next season!

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