Alex Stalock

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Alex Stalock
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Born (1987-07-28) July 28, 1987 (age 27)
Saint Paul, MN, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shoots Left
NHL team San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft 112th overall, 2005
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2009–present

Alexander Joseph Stalock (born July 28, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

He attended college at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he played college hockey for 3 years before starting his professional career.

On February 1, 2011, he made his NHL debut in relief of Antti Niemi. Playing 29 minutes and 47 seconds, Stalock allowed no goals on nine shots to record his first NHL win in a 5–3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.[1] Shortly after his debut he was reassigned to the Sharks minor league affiliate, Worcester Sharks. In a game against the Manchester Monarchs on February 4, he suffered a sliced nerve behind his knee after being stepped on by the skate of Manchester's Dwight King, sidelining him for the remainder of the 2010–11 season. Afterwards, he had surgery to repair the nerve and went through many months of rehabilitation. Stalock was sidelined until January 21, 2012, when he started in goal for San Jose's ECHL affiliate, the Stockton Thunder. After six games in Stockton, Stalock was called up to Worcester.[2]

On July 10, 2013, the San Jose Sharks re-signed Stalock to a one-year contract. In September 2013, Stalock was selected as the San Jose Sharks backup goaltender for the 2013–14 season.[3] Stalock made his first NHL start on October 27, saving 38 shots in a 5–2 victory against the Ottawa Senators.[4]

On January 16, 2014, Stalock recorded his first shutout in a 3–0 win over the Florida Panthers.[5] Against the Los Angeles Kings on January 27, Stalock passed Evgeni Nabokov for the Sharks' longest streak without allowing a goal with 178:55, 7:37 longer than Nabokov's highest.[6] Stalock made his first career playoff start against the Los Angeles Kings on April 28, 2014.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 South Saint Paul MNHS 31 23 7 1 1581 42 6 2.20 .924
2003–04 U.S. National Development Team NAHL 2 4.50 .872
2004–05 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 32 19 9 1 1801 82 1 2.73 .905 9 7 2 582 14 1 1.44 .950
2005–06 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 44 28 13 3 2641 112 4 2.54 .931 8 3 5 472 25 0 3.18 .918
2006–07 University of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 23 5 14 3 1364 76 1 3.34 .881
2007–08 University of Minnesota-Duluth WHCA 36 13 17 6 2170 85 3 2.35 .914
2008–09 University of Minnesota-Duluth WCHA 42 21 13 8 2534 90 5 2.13 .924
2009–10 Worcester Sharks AHL 61 39 19 2 3534 155 4 2.63 .908 11 6 5 683 26 0 2.28 .919
2010–11 Worcester Sharks AHL 41 19 17 4 2397 105 0 2.63 .907
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 1 1 0 0 30 0 0 0.00 1.000
2011–12 Stockton Thunder ECHL 6 5 1 0 360 17 0 2.83 .914
2011–12 Worcester Sharks AHL 2 1 1 0 119 5 0 2.51 .909
2011–12 Peoria Rivermen AHL 3 2 0 0 106 2 1 1.13 .964
2012–13 Worcester Sharks AHL 38 17 16 4 2281 99 2 2.60 .912
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 2 0 0 1 42 2 0 2.86 .846
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 24 12 5 2 1251 39 2 1.87 .932 3 0 1 117 4 0 2.05 .929
NHL totals 27 13 5 3 1323 41 2 1.86 .931 3 0 1 117 4 0 2.05 .929

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL Clark Cup 2004–05
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2006–07
All-WCHA First Team 2008–09
AHCA West First-Team All-American 2008–09
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2009 [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sharks rally to beat Coyotes 5-3". National Hockey League. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  2. ^ "Stalock unbowed after adversity". ESPN. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Three rookies on Sharks opening night roster". Comcast Sportsnet. 2013-09-30. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (2013-10-28). "Alex Stalock makes 38 saves, lifts Sharks over Senators". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Stalock makes 24 saves for 1st shutout in Sharks 3-0 win". "NHL.com". 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 
  6. ^ Pollak, David (2014-01-28). "Sharks' backup goalie Alex Stalock opening a lot of eyes". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2014-01-31. 
  7. ^ Kurz, Kevin (2014-04-28). "Stalock starting Game 6 for Sharks, Vlasic out vs. Kings". Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 
  8. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Retrieved 2014-06-26. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Alex Kangas
WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
2009
Succeeded by
Evan Trupp