San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Nolan Schaefer to the Cleveland Barons, the Sharks top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Schaefer was recalled by the Sharks on January 16. In seven games during his first stint with the Sharks, Schaefer has posted a 5-1-0 record with a 1.88 goals against average and a .920 save percentage. He was victorious in his first five appearances, becoming the first Shark to begin his career with five consecutive wins. Schaefer also posted his first career shutout in a 1-0 overtime win against Anaheim on Nov. 4.
With the Barons this season, Schaefer owns an 11-9-0 record with a 2.81 goals against average and .908 save percentage. By defeating San Antonio on December 27 and December 29, he became the first goaltender in the franchise’s history to record back-to-back shutouts.
The six-foot-two, 200-pound goaltender from Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan was originally selected by San Jose in the fifth round (166th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft.