|Assets:||Has a very long frame, which he uses to full effect in scrambling to get to pucks. Is aggressive challenging shooters, but also reacts well and doesn't give up on plays. Works hard to improve and shows some clutch ability.|
|Flaws:||Despite great height he doesn't stand tall enough in the net; goes to his knees too early and is often caught off-balance and flopping. Can be a bit slow recovering laterally, and depends too much on athleticism and length.|
|Career Potential:||Big, mobile depth goaltender with a little upside.|
|WHL||East Second All-Star Team||2011-12|
|4/15/2014||Assigned to the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|4/13/2014||Missed the last 4 regular season games (concussion).|
|4/08/2014||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|3/16/2014||Recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).|
|9/20/2013||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|2/03/2013||Re-assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|10/10/2012||Re-assigned to Greenville Road Warriors (ECHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Rochester (AHL).|
|5/05/2012||Signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|9/20/2011||Returned to his junior team (Kootenay-WHL).|
|6/25/2011||Drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in the 6th round (167th overall) in 2011.|
Nathan Lieuwen out with concussion | 04/08/2014 7:53 AM
NewsNathan Lieuwen sustained a concussion in Sunday's game against Philadelphia.
ImpactHe was struck in the head by a shot from Jay Rosehill late in the game, but he managed to finish the contest. Lieuwen has a history of concussions dating back to his days in junior hockey, so he's probably done for the year.
Nathan Lieuwen saddled with loss vs. Blues | 04/03/2014 10:52 PM
NewsNathan Lieuwen gave up two goals in the Sabres' 2-1 loss to the Blues on Thursday night.
ImpactLieuwen was making his sixth career NHL appearance and looking for his second straight victory. The 22-year-old made 26 saves in the loss. He has a 2.57 goals-against average and .916 save percentage this season.
Nathan Lieuwen notches first NHL victory | 04/01/2014 11:14 PM
NewsNathan Lieuwen propelled the Sabres to a thrilling 3-2 victory over the Devils on Tuesday night, stopping 33 in regulation and seven shots on nine attempts in the shootout.
ImpactLieuwen's first career win comes in his third start for Buffalo, as the 22 year old took over the crease after injuries to both Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth. The shootout went into nine rounds, as Lieuwen stymied seven of the Devils' shooters until Ville Leino scored the winner.
Nathan Lieuwen will get the nod on Tuesday | 04/01/2014 12:28 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres will start Nathan Lieuwen against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.
ImpactLieuwen has a 0-2-0 record, 3.00 GAA, and .901 save percentage in four games. "He needs to be a little bit more aggressive," Sabres coach Ted Nolan said. "He's got the technical aspect down. The one thing with forwards is we want to see how competitive you are, and the same thing with goaltenders. You have to come out. You have to challenge. You have to get out like you want to stop the puck no matter where it's at. We want to see a little bit more of that." Lieuwen is getting playing time because both Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth are sidelined.
Nathan Lieuwen and Sabres lose to Canucks | 03/23/2014 11:05 PM
NewsBuffalo goaltender Nathan Lieuwen struggled Sunday as the Sabres dropped a 4-2 decision to Vancouver.
ImpactLieuwen remains winless in his NHL career, holding just an 0-2-0 record, but playing behind Buffalo's weak supporting cast makes it impossible to judge him on his own merits. He stopped 32 of 36 shots in this game and now holds a 3.02 GAA and .903 save percentage.
Nathan Lieuwen will start Sunday vs. Canucks | 03/23/2014 5:36 AM
NewsNathan Lieuwen will get the nod for Buffalo on Sunday versus Vancouver.
ImpactThe Abbotsford, British Columbia native will get to play in front of his friends and family in just his second NHL start. "It's incredible," Lieuwen said. "Obviously the past week has been a whirlwind for me but this is pretty special. They were my team growing up so it will be cool to play in this building."
Lieuwen and the Sabres lose | 03/19/2014 4:53 AM
NewsNathan Lieuwen allowed three goals on 26 shots in his first NHL start as Buffalo lost 3-1 to Calgary Tuesday night.
ImpactBuffalo goaltenders Jhonas Enroth and Michal Neuvirth each suffered an upper-body injury in the past week so Lieuwen got the start for the Sabres. Lieuwen will continue to start as long as Enroth and Neuvirth will be sidelined.
Nathan Lieuwen is expected to start Tuesday | 03/18/2014 2:32 PM
NewsNathan Lieuwen will play between the pipes on Tuesday.
Mike Harrington on Twitter
ImpactLieuwen made his NHL debut on Sunday because Jhonas Enroth suffered a lower-body injury. Michal Neuvirth is also sidelined, which is why Lieuwen is getting a chance to make his first career start.
Nathan Lieuwen might start Tuesday | 03/17/2014 3:33 PM
NewsNathan Lieuwen saw his first NHL action on Sunday and there's a chance he could end up starting on Tuesday.
ImpactHe made 10 saves on 10 shots after Jhonas Enroth got hurt and Michal Neuvirth is day-to-day with a lower-body injury. Enroth didn't travel with the team for their upcoming five-game trip.
Buffalo Sabres call up Nathan Lieuwen | 03/16/2014 1:44 PM
NewsThe Buffalo Sabres called Nathan Lieuwen from the minors on Sunday.
John Vogl on Twitter
ImpactWith Michal Neuvirth injured and Jhonas Enroth just coming off an appearance, there's a chance that Lieuwen may even start against the Montreal Canadiens. Could be worth watching for those in need of a one-day starter in head-to-head leagues.
|Date||Team||Opp||Decision||MIN||SO||GA||SHA||YTD GAA||YTD SV%||YTD Record||Status|
|Shots Against||37||at Phi||Apr 6|
|Saves||33||vs. NJ||Apr 1|
|Games Played In||7||2013-14 (Buf)|
|Goal Against Average||2.98*||2013-14 (Buf)|
|Save percentage||.906*||2013-14 (Buf)|
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