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Sharks Prospect of the Week: Zach Emond

by Nicola Karasik / sjsharks.com

Zach Emond, 19, has been selected as the Sharks Prospect of the Week for the week of Oct. 21 after posting two wins with 67 saves on 72 shots faced for Rouyn-Noranda in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). 

After lifting the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to 8-7-0 this past week, Emond now ranks fifth in the QMJHL among qualified goalies in save percentage (.911) and sixth in wins (8) through 15 games played in the season thus far. He has also recorded the second highest number of minutes of all goalies in the league to date, while also tallying the most total saves in the QMJHL at 514 (the next closest is only 379). 

The six-foot-four, 170-pound goaltender from St-Cyprien, Quebec was originally selected by San Jose in the 2018 NHL Draft (6th round, 176th overall). During the 2018-19 campaign, Emond registered a perfect regular time record of 24-0-0 in the regular season, owning the QMJHL's longest consecutive undefeated streak decisions in regular time in the season by a goaltender (25), and led the QMJHL in shutouts (7), goals-against average (1.73) and save percentage (.932). He also helped the Huskies to a QMJHL Championship and Memorial Cup Championship in 2018-19. Overall in his QMJHL career, Emond has appeared in 53 games over three seasons, earning a 35-13-2 record with a 2.42 GAA and .914 SV%. 

Photo credit: Dany Germain

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