Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alex Stalock Gets the Call


After toiling in Worcester of the AHL for more than season and a half, former UMD Bulldog Alex Stalock has been called up to the NHL.

Here is the release from the San Jose Sharks, who announced the move officially on Tuesday.

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Alex Stalock from the Worcester Sharks, the team’s top development affiliate.

Stalock, 23, has posted a 17-17-4 record with a 2.65 goals against average and a .907 save percentage with Worcester this season.  In 2009-10, Stalock set an AHL rookie record by recording 39 wins, played in the 2010 AHL All-Star Game and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team.

The 6-foot, 185-pound native of St. Paul, Minnesota was selected by San Jose in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

In a related move, the Sharks reassigned goaltender J.P. Anderson to Mississauga (OHL).  Anderson dressed in one game on Jan. 22 vs. Minnesota, but did not appear in the contest.

Stalock should be in Los Angeles Wednesday for the Sharks' final game before the All-Star break. What happens after the break is up to the lower body of goalie Antero Niittymaki, who was hurt last Thursday.

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