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Sharks Sign a Pair of Goaltenders

San Jose Re-Signs Thomas Greiss, Adds Henrik Karlsson to the Organization

Wednesday, 08.12.2009 / 2:00 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Sharks Sign a Pair of Goaltenders

SHARKS RE-SIGN GOALTENDER THOMAS GREISS

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced Wednesday that the team has re-signed Group II restricted free agent goaltender Thomas Greiss to a two-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Greiss, 23, appeared in 57 games for the Worcester Sharks (AHL) during the 2008-09 regular season. He posted club records for wins (30-24-2 record) and goals-against average (2.47) along with a .907 save percentage and one shutout. He also set a Worcester franchise record making 16 straight starts (1.90 goals-against average).

“After a tremendous season in Worcester and an outstanding playoffs, we are excited to have Thomas under contract for the next two seasons,” said Wilson. “His development towards becoming an NHL goaltender has continued to progress. We were very impressed with the work ethic and dedication he has put forth and the results have shown in his play.”

He helped Worcester advance to the AHL Atlantic Division Finals, posting a 6-6 record, a 2.43 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage. He also had two shutouts, tied-for-second most in the AHL Playoffs.

Greiss has played in three NHL games with San Jose, all in 2007-08, posting a 0-1-1 record with a 3.26 goals-against average and a .860 save percentage.

Greiss is a veteran of International play as well, representing Germany at several tournaments, including the 2006 Winter Olympics where he was the youngest participant in the tournament. He also helped backstop Team Germany at the 2003-04 U-18 World Junior Championships B-pool tournament, which earned the team a berth in the U-18 World Junior Championships A tournament, and the 2004-05 U-20 World Championships.

The six-foot-one, 210-pound goaltender was selected by the Sharks in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (3rd round, 94th overall).

SHARKS SIGN FREE AGENT GOALTENDER HENRIK KARLSSON

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced Wednesday that the team has signed Group III unrestricted free agent goaltender Henrik Karlsson to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Karlsson, 25, spent most of last season in Malmo of Allsvenskan in Sweden, where he posted a 2.45 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in 32 games. In eight playoff games, he notched a 1.99 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage. Additionally, in seven games with Sodertalje of the Swedish Elite League, he had a 2.49 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.

“We are very excited to have Henrik join our organization and look forward to his continued development,” said Wilson.

The six-foot-six, 215-pound netminder is a native of Stockholm, Sweden.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 64 40 17 7 189 177 87
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 62 36 23 3 180 167 75
7 MIN 62 33 22 7 176 161 73
8 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
9 LAK 62 29 21 12 166 162 70
10 SJS 63 30 25 8 175 181 68
11 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
12 DAL 63 27 26 10 196 210 64
13 ARI 63 20 36 7 138 214 47
14 EDM 63 18 35 10 143 208 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 63 31 26 12 57
L. Couture 63 21 32 0 53
J. Thornton 59 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 63 16 30 -4 46
P. Marleau 63 14 31 -16 45
T. Wingels 56 13 15 -5 28
T. Hertl 63 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 52 1 19 2 20
M. Vlasic 58 7 11 10 18
M. Nieto 53 4 13 -10 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 17 7 .912 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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