The San Jose Sharks signed two goaltending prospects on Tuesday, adding depth to an already deep position within the organization. Both Timo Pielmeier and Tyson Sexsmith
agreed to three-year deals with the club.
For each player's official signing announcement, continue reading below.SHARKS SIGN GOALTENDER TYSON SEXSMITHSAN JOSE, Calif. –
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed goaltender Tyson Sexsmith
to a three-year NHL entry level contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sexsmith has spent the last three seasons with the Vancouver Giants in the Western Hockey League. This past season, the 19-year-old ranked first in the WHL in goals-against-average (1.89), shutouts (nine) and second overall in wins with 43, while playing a league-high 3678 minutes. Sexsmith was 7-0-1-1 in his first nine starts and finished the season with a 43-11-6 record in 62 games. Sexsmith’s 2007-08 campaign garnered him WHL Second Team All-Star honors and a tryout with the Canadian Junior National Team for the 2008 World Junior Championships.
For the third straight season, Sexsmith and the Giants found themselves in the WHL playoffs in 2007-08. Sexsmith carried over his stellar regular season play into the postseason, where he recorded a 6-4-0 record with a 1.82 GAA in ten games. The effort was not enough however as the Giants fell to the eventual 2008 Memorial Cup Champions, the Spokane Chiefs.
In 2006-07, Sexsmith helped Vancouver capture their first ever Memorial Cup, while going 31-12-2-6 with a league low 1.79 GAA during the regular season. He also finished second in the league in shutouts with 10 before carrying the Giants in the postseason with a 14-3-4 record in the WHL playoffs, adding four more shutouts and just 40 goals against in 22 games.
The 6-foot, 204-pound native of Calgary, Alberta was selected by San Jose in the third round (91st overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
SHARKS SIGN GOALTENDER TIMO PIELMEIER
SAN JOSE, Calif. –
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed goaltender Timo Pielmeier to a three-year NHL entry level contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Pielmeier, 18, spent 2007-08 with St. John’s of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League appearing in 63 games while posting a 23-26 record with a 2.94 goals against average. The first-year professional led the QMJHL in save percentage (.911) and posted one shutout.
Representing his native country of Germany at the 2008 U-20 World Jr. Division 1-A tournament, he was named “Best Goaltender” posting a 4-0 record, a 1.31 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage.
At the conclusion of the QMJHL season, his rights were obtained by Shawinigan.
The five-foot-eleven, 175-pound native of Deggendorf, Germany was selected by San Jose in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.