Keanu Reeves portrays a goalie named Heaver in the 1986 film Youngblood. He was actually an exceptional hockey player in High School and was voted MVP by his fellow teammates and nicknamed "The Wall" for his goal keeping skills.
A photo of a young Keanu Reeves on his High School Hockey team:
Youngblood is the second film that Reeves starred in as he was still a struggling actor when he was cast in the film.
After watching his acting in the film, it is apparent that this is only his second film due to his inexperience showing on camera.
Is there any evidence that Keanu Reeves was cast in Youngblood just because of his hockey skills?