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 extension. The extension covers the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. Subject to team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Aaron has met every challenge he has faced in his career head-on and our team is a confident group when he's in the net," said Wilson. "He's a very popular guy in the dressing room and we feel that Aaron and Martin [Jones] give us one of the top goaltending tandems in the League."
In 25 games this season, Dell has posted a 14-5-3 record with a 2.71 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. He made a career-high 41 saves in a shutout on Nov. 11 vs. Vancouver. He also won nine of his ten starts between Nov. 28 and Jan. 21.
Dell, 28, compiled an 11-6-1 mark last season with San Jose, along with a 2.00 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage.
In 45 NHL games, all with San Jose, Dell has a 25-11-4 record, a 2.39 goal-against average and a .920 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, helping the program win three consecutive WCHA Championships.
The six-foot, 210-pound native of Airdrie, Alberta, was originally signed as a free agent by San Jose on March 4, 2015.