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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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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