SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed goaltender Joel Rumpel to a one-year standard entry-level contract. He will report to the Worcester Sharks (AHL).
Rumpel recently completed his senior season at the University of Wisconsin (WCHA), where he posted a 53-50-11 record with a 2.51 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage over four seasons. He helped guide the team to a pair of NCAA tournament appearance (2013, 2014), a WCHA Final Five Tournament championship in 2013, and a Big Ten Tournament championship in 2014.
In 2013-14, Rumpel was named as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, presented to the nation's top collegiate player, and the Mike Richter Award, presented to the nation's most outstanding collegiate goaltender. He was also named to the NCAA Second-Team All-Big Ten.
In 2012-13, Rumpel led the WCHA with .929 save percentage and was named the WCHA Final Five All-Tournament goaltender and the NCAA (WCHA) All-Academic Team.
In 2011-12, he was a three-time WCHA Rookie of the Week and set a Wisconsin freshman record for shutouts (3).
The six-foot-three, 190-pound Rumpel is a native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan.