SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed goaltender Aaron Dell (@ADell32) to a two-year contract.
Dell, 27, posted a 17-16-1 record with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage along with four shutouts in 40 games with the San Jose Barracuda last season. He ranked T-8th in the AHL in goals-against average, T-4th in save percentage, T-6th in shutouts and 11th in saves (1,094). In addition, Dell posted a 1-3 record with a 2.59 goals-against average and a .932 save percentage to go along with two assists in four Calder Cup Playoff games during the San Jose Barracuda' first-ever playoff appearance last season.
In 72 career AHL games with San Jose (AHL), Worcester and Abbotsford, Dell has compiled a 33-26-7-1 record with a 2.28 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage. In 41 career ECHL contests with Allen and Utah, the netminder posted a 27-8-5 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
Dell won the CHL (Central Hockey League) Championship with the Allen Americans in 2013 and was named the CHL's most outstanding goaltender in 2012-13. He is currently the career leader at the University of North Dakota in goals-against average (1.79) and save percentage (.923), during his three seasons with the university.
The six-foot, 210-pound native of Airdrie, Alberta, was originally signed as a free agent by San Jose on March 4, 2015.