Alex Nedeljkovic

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Alex Nedeljkovic
Alex Nedeljkovic.jpg
Born (1996-01-07) January 7, 1996 (age 21)
Parma, Ohio, U.S.
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 198 lb (90 kg; 14 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Carolina Hurricanes
Charlotte Checkers (AHL)
NHL Draft 37th overall, 2014
Carolina Hurricanes
Playing career 2015–present

Alexander Nedeljkovic (born January 7, 1996) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender, currently playing for the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Nedeljkovic was selected by the Hurricanes in the second round (37th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Nedeljkovic grew up in Cleveland where he played for the Cleveland Barons bantam AAA team.[1] He started his major junior play in 2012 in the Ontario Hockey League with the Plymouth Whalers, where in his rookie season he posted a goals against average of 2.28 to win the F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy,[2] and was also named to the 2012–13 OHL First All-Rookie Team.[3] The following season Nedeljkovic won a silver medal with Team USA at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, and was selected to play in both the CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game[4] and the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.[5]

At the conclusion of the 2014–15 season with the Whalers, Nedeljkovic was signed to a three-year entry-level contract with the Carolina Hurricanes on March 27, 2015. He was assigned to ECHL affiliate, the Florida Everblades to make his professional debut in the final regular season games.[6]

In November 2015, Nedeljkovic was traded by the Flint Firebirds, along with fellow Hurricanes draft pick Josh Wesley to the Niagara IceDogs for goaltender Brent Moran.

On December 30, 2016, Nedeljkovic, while playing for the Florida Everblades became the 12th ECHL goaltender to score a goal.

On January 17, 2017, Nedeljkovic played his first NHL game in relief of starter Cam Ward against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[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%
2012–13 Plymouth Whalers OHL 26 19 2 2 1371 52 2 2.28 .923 15 9 4 864 39 1 2.71 .908
2013–14 Plymouth Whalers OHL 61 26 27 7 3436 165 1 2.88 .925 5 1 4 272 20 0 4.41 .905
2014–15 Plymouth Whalers OHL 55 20 28 7 3206 167 5 3.13 .916
2014–15 Florida Everblades ECHL 3 2 1 0 178 10 0 3.38 .841
2015–16 Flint Firebirds OHL 19 9 7 2 1122 60 1 3.21 .907
2015–16 Niagara IceDogs OHL 30 15 13 2 1766 80 1 2.72 .907 17 12 4 1026 48 0 2.81 .903
2016–17 Charlotte Checkers AHL 25 8 14 1 1287 73 1 3.40 .881
2016–17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 1 0 0 0 30 0 0 0.00 1.000
2016–17 Florida Everblades ECHL 12 6 4 0 565 28 1 2.97 .903 7 1 5 406 13 0 1.92 .930
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 30 0 0 0.00 1.000

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2014 United States WJC18 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 5 1 0 360 11 1 1.84 .902
2016 United States WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 4 2 0 420 9 1 1.66 .943
Junior totals 13 9 3 0 780 20 2 1.54 .923

Awards and honours[edit]

Honours Year
OHL First All-Rookie Team 2012–13 [7]
F. W. "Dinty" Moore Trophy - OHL Best Rookie GAA 2012–13 [8]
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament – Silver with Team USA 2013 [9]
CCM/USA Hockey All-American Top Prospects Game 2013 [10]
CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game 2014 [11]
OHL Goaltender of the Year 2013–14 [12]
OHL First All-Star Team 2013–14 [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.hockeysfuture.com/prospects/alex-nedeljkovic/#5BlDkHuLYZSr4exf.99
  2. ^ "Nedeljkovic Has Been A Rock For The Whalers". JuniorHockey.com. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Plymouth Whalers goalie Alex Nedeljkovic quickly gaining notice". sport195.com. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  4. ^ "Prospector Files: OHL draft-eligible All-Star team". Prospector Files.com. 2013-08-14. Retrieved 2013-08-14. 
  5. ^ "Team Orr edges Team Cherry in CHL Top Prospects Game". CBC Sports. 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 
  6. ^ "Canes agree to terms with Alex Nedeljkovic". Carolina Hurricanes. 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  7. ^ "Whalers Conclude 2012-13 Season with Awards Banquet". Plymouth Whalers. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Whalers Vincent Trocheck, Alex Nedeljkovic Win OHL Awards". Plymouth Whalers. 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-04-01. 
  9. ^ "USA Hockey names team for Ivan Hlinka Tournament". National Hockey League. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  10. ^ "Alex Nedeljkovic, Connor Chatham Selected for 2013 CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game". OurSportsCentral.com. 2013-04-01. Retrieved 2014-06-21. 
  11. ^ "Alex Nedeljkovic prospect profile". Hockey'sFuture.com. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-02-13. 
  12. ^ "Alex Nedeljkovic is OHL goalie of the year". Ontario Hockey League. 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  13. ^ "2013-14 OHL All-Star Teams announced". Ontario Hockey League. 2014-04-13. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

External links[edit]