July 28, 1987|
South Saint Paul, Minnesota, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
San Jose Sharks
112th overall, 2005|
San Jose Sharks
Alexander "Alex" Stalock (born July 28, 1987) is an American professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Minnesota Wild in the National Hockey League (NHL). Stalock was originally drafted 112th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks.
Alex Stalock played high school hockey for the South St. Paul, Minnesota Packers. He attended college at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he played college hockey for three 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. Shortly after his debut he was reassigned to the Sharks minor league affiliate, Worcester Sharks, in the American Hockey League (AHL). 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.
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. Stalock made his first NHL start on October 27, saving 38 shots in a 5–2 victory against the Ottawa Senators.
On January 16, 2014, Stalock recorded his first shutout in a 3–0 win over the Florida Panthers. 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. Stalock made his first career playoff start against the Los Angeles Kings on April 28, 2014.
In the 2015–16 season, on February 27, 2016, Stalock's tenure with the Sharks came to an end when he was traded, along with Ben Smith and a conditional 4th round pick in 2018 to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for James Reimer and Jeremy Morin. Stalock was placed on waivers the following day by the Maple Leafs and upon clearing was assigned to the AHL with affiliate, the Toronto Marlies on February 29, 2016.
Stalock left the Leafs organization as a free agent in the off-season and on July 1, 2016, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Minnesota Wild. On February 2, 2017, the Wild signed Stalock to a two-year, $1.3 million extension. He earned his first shutout with the Wild, and in three seasons, against his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs, on December 14, 2017.
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||San Jose Sharks||NHL||1||1||0||0||30||0||0||0.00||1.000||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2014–15||San Jose Sharks||NHL||22||8||9||2||1236||54||2||2.62||.902||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Jose Sharks||NHL||13||3||5||2||670||33||0||2.94||.884||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||San Jose Barracuda||AHL||2||2||0||0||122||4||0||1.96||.930||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|Clark Cup (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders)||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|||
- "Sharks rally to beat Coyotes 5-3". National Hockey League. 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2011-02-01.
- "Stalock unbowed after adversity". ESPN. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- "Three rookies on Sharks opening night roster". Comcast Sportsnet. 2013-09-30. Archived from the original on 2013-10-03. Retrieved 2013-10-11.
- Associated Press (2013-10-28). "Alex Stalock makes 38 saves, lifts Sharks over Senators". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
- "Stalock makes 24 saves for 1st shutout in Sharks 3-0 win". "NHL.com". 2014-01-16. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- Pollak, David (2014-01-28). "Sharks' backup goalie Alex Stalock opening a lot of eyes". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
- Kurz, Kevin (2014-04-28). "Stalock starting Game 6 for Sharks, Vlasic out vs. Kings". Comcast SportsNet Bay Area. Archived from the original on 2014-04-29. Retrieved 2014-04-28.
- "Maple Leafs trade goaltender James Reimer to Sharks". Sportsnet. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
- "Toronto Maple Leafs will examine their goalie prospects closely over the remainder of the season". Montreal: The Globe and Mail. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- Hornby, Lance (14 December 2017). "Former Marlies goalie between the pipes for Wild against Leafs". St. Paul, Minn: Toronto Sun. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- "Wild agree to terms with Alex Stalock". Minnesota Wild. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-02.
- The Canadian Press (2 February 2017). "Wild sign goalie Stalock to 2-year extension". TSN. St. Paul, Minn: TSN. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- Campbell, Dave (14 December 2017). "Leafs' offence sputters in uninspiring loss to Wild". cbc.ca. CBC News. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Archived from the original on 2014-07-02. Retrieved 2014-06-26.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Alex Stalock profile and statistics at TheAHL.com
|Awards and achievements|
| WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament