SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Magnus Chrona (@mchrona) from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Fredrik Claesson.
Chrona, 20, appeared in 18 games for the University of Denver this season and earned a 7-11-0 record with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. Chrona registered one shutout, stopping all 29 shots he faced on Feb. 27 against Colorado College. He was named to the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team and an NCHC Distinguished Scholar-Athlete.
In his collegiate career with Denver, Chrona has appeared in 45 games, earning a 23-17-4 record with a 2.28 GAA, .915 SV% and three shutouts. In 2019-20, he ranked third among NCAA freshmen in GAA (2.15), save percentage (.920) and wins (16), and led conference goaltenders in save percentage (.920) and finished second in GAA (2.15). He was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team and was a finalist for NCHC Goalie of the Year.
The six-foot-six, 216-pound native of Skelleftea, Sweden was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the 2018 NHL Draft (fifth round, 152nd overall).