SAN JOSE—The Sharks have signed goaltender Troy Grosenick to a two-year contract extension, GM Doug Wilson disclosed on Monday, June 5.
Grosenick was originally signed by the Sharks as a free agent on April 3, 2013, and was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2017. His new contract is reportedly worth $650,000 for both seasons.
The 27-year-old native of Brookfield, Wisconsin stands over 6 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs 185 pounds. A former Union College goaltender, Grosenick completed his collegiate career with 2.12 goals against average, a .926 save percentage, and a .609 winning percentage. He ranked fourth amongst all goaltenders in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in 2012-2013. He was appointed Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 ECAC Hockey Tournament, which earned him a spot on the all-tournament team.
As a college junior, Grosenick received the Ken Dryden Award as the ECAC Goaltender of the Year, was acknowledged as a First-Team AHCA All-American, and became the first Union College player to advance as a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award.
In his NHL debut with the Sharks during the 2014-2015 season, Grosenick became the first goalie in team history to post a shutout by forestalling 45 shots against the Carolina Hurricanes on November 16. He concluded the season 1-1 with a .948 save percentage and 1.53 goals-against average. That same season, he ranked first among all Worcester goaltenders in save percentages with .903 and goals-against average with 2.62.
As the top goaltender in the American Hockey League (AHL), Grosenick received the Aldege “Baz” Bastien Award and ranked second in the league in wins with 30, T-second in save percentage with .926, third in goals-against average with 2.04, and first in shutouts with 10.
Grosenick earned a spot on the 2016-2017 AHL First All-Star Team and, in February, was appointed CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month. He also won CCM/AHL Player of the Week on both December 12, 2016 and February 20, 2017. From November 17-December 18, 2016, he blocked all goals in 248 minutes and eight seconds of play. Grosenick finished the regular season with a 30-10-2 record.
In 15 Calder Cup Playoff games, Grosenick helped the San Jose Barracuda win the AHL’s Pacific Division advance to the Western Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history, cultivating an 8-7 record with a 2.69 goal-against average, a .910 save percentage, and two shutouts.
In addition to Union College and San Jose, Grosenick has also played for the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL and the Worcester Sharks of the AHL.