Sharks' Grosenick sets records in NHL debut shutout
Former college standout Troy Grosenick made quite an impression in his first career NHL appearance.
The 25-year-old netminder stopped 45 shots for the San Jose Sharks to earn a shutout against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday - the most saves in a debut shutout performance since the 1979-80 expansion season. His celebration matched the achievement.
Grosenick, who started the season third on the goaltending depth chart but was recalled from the AHL after Alex Stalock underwent knee surgery, also made his way into the Sharks record book for saves in an NHL debut, besting previous record-holder Wade Flaherty by two stops.
Grosenick was signed by the Sharks as an undrafted free agent after spending three seasons with Union College. He won the Ken Dryden Award as the ECAC's top goaltender and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in his sophomore season.