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Alex Nedeljkovic
North American Goalie
Plymouth, OHL
Final Rank:  4 Midterm Rank:  5
Position:  Goaltender Catches:  Left
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  184
Born:  January 7, 1996 Hometown:  Parma, Ohio
Birthplace:  Parma, OH, USA
Drafted:  CAR (2nd Round / 37th Overall)
• Nedeljkovic was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Year in 2013-14, playing 61 of Plymouth’s 68 games and ranking second in the League with a .925 save percentage. A workhorse in the net, Nedeljkovic made 2,042 saves while facing the second most shots in the OHL (2,207). He is the first netminder in Whalers franchise history to claim OHL Goaltender of the Year honors and just the third American-born goalie to win the award following Michael Houser (Pennsylvania) of the London Knights in 2012 and current Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (Illinois), who played for the Guelph Storm in 2001. Nedeljkovic was also named an OHL First Team All-Star.

• He led Plymouth to a 23rd consecutive playoff appearance in 2013-14, stopping an average of 38 shots per game in their first-round series versus Guelph including a 52-save performance in the club’s only win of the postseason.

• Nedeljkovic backstopped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship, posting a 5-1 record and leading the tournament with a 1.84 goals-against average. He also represented the U.S. at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, earning a silver medal.

• In 2012-13, Nedeljkovic posted a 19-2-1-1 record, earning OHL All-Rookie First Team honors and capturing the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy for best goals-against average among rookie goaltenders (2.28). He started all of Plymouth’s 15 postseason games, leading the Whalers to the Western Conference Final.

• Nedeljkovic, who grew up cheering for the Columbus Blue Jackets, began his hockey career with the Parma Flyers in his home state of Ohio. He also played for the Cleveland Barons before joining the Detroit Belle Tire program in his final minor hockey season.

NEWS

PLYMOUTH GOALTENDER ALEX NEDELJKOVIC MAKING NOISE WITH NHL SCOUTS (click here)

WHALERS NEDELJKOVIC NAMED OHL’S TOP GOALTENDER (click here)

EKBLAD, NEDELJKOVIC NAMED OHL FIRST TEAM ALL-STARS (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL player: Martin Brodeur
Shootout move: “Passive pokecheck”
Video game: FIFA 14
Movie: Miracle
TV show: NHL on the Fly
Actor: Tom Hanks
Musician: Eminem
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey): Lionel Messi
Twitter follow: @NHLNetwork


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
GAA
Min
SO
Sv%
2011-2012
BELLE TIRE U16
MWEHL
18
1.88
0
.903
2012-2013
PLYMOUTH
OHL
26
2.28
1,371
2
.923
2013-2014
PLYMOUTH
OHL
61
2.88
3,436
1
.925
2013-2014
USA U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2013)
ITLTOUR
4
2.99
241
0
.896




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
7 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 34 17 15 2 98 92 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 33 13 15 4 28
J. Thornton 33 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 33 15 12 4 27
P. Marleau 33 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 33 9 16 -1 25
T. Wingels 33 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 33 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 33 1 11 7 12
J. Sheppard 27 4 6 0 10
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 13 7 3 .918 2.45
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