The Canadian Hockey League announced that Sharks prospect J.P. Anderson of the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors is the CHL Goaltender of the Week for the week ending November 7. Anderson won three games, including a shutout victory, posting a goals-against-average of 0.67 and save percentage of .973.
Anderson had his best game of the week on Thursday night when he recorded his league-best third shutout of the season turning aside all 34 shots as first star of a 3-0 win over the Niagara IceDogs. He also made 18 saves on Friday night in a 3-1 win over the Brampton Battalion, along with a 21 save performance to open the week on Tuesday in a 4-1 win over the Oshawa Generals.
Anderson, an 18-year-old from Toronto, ON, is playing in his third OHL season with the Majors. He currently carries the OHL’s best goals-against-average with a mark of 2.01 and has the second highest save percentage at .926. Anderson will compete in the 2010 SUBWAY® Super Series on Monday November 15 with Team OHL in Sudbury, ON.
San Jose signed Anderson as an undrafted free agent following a strong performance in the YoungStars Rookie tournament in Canada. Anderson, 18, appeared in two of San Jose’s three games in Penticton, B.C. from Sept. 12-16 and posted a 2-0 record, a 2.00 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage.