SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Alex Stalock (@Stalock32) to a two-year contract.
During the 2013-14 season, the 26-year-old Stalock posted a 12-5-2 overall record to go along with .932 SV%, 1.87 GAA, and two shutouts in 24 games. Stalock finished ninth in the League in goals-against average (1.87), but did not play in enough games to qualify among the League leaders. Furthermore, Stalock set a new Sharks franchise record for longest shutout streak, posting 178:55 of scoreless play ranging from Jan. 5 at Chicago to Jan. 27 vs. Los Angeles. In three relief appearances during the 2014 postseason, Stalock posted a .929 SV% and 2.05 GAA.
Stalock was a nominee for the 2013-14 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. He suffered a potentially career-threatening knee injury on February 4, 2011 playing with the Worcester Sharks against the Manchester Monarchs during an American Hockey League (AHL) game. The injury, which required two rounds of surgery and a long rehabilitation process to learn how to walk properly again, caused Stalock to miss almost 12 months of action until he played in another hockey game.
The six-foot 190-pound native of St. Paul, MN was originally selected by San Jose in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (4th round, 112th overall).