In Camp with the Worcester Sharks: Stalberg

Thursday, 10.04.2012 / 12:14 PM / News
By Sarah Peters  - Digital Content Developer
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In Camp with the Worcester Sharks: Stalberg

Sebastian Stalberg is hungry to compete this season. The younger brother of Chicago Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg, Sebastian hopes to make a spot on the Worcester roster. The six-foot, 190-pound native of Sweden played in 13 games for Worcester last year following three seasons at the University of Vermont.

“I want to go in and compete every day at camp and make sure I can get a spot and be ready to go for the season,” said Stalberg. “You can prepare all you want in the summertime but it’s always different when you compete and play for real.”

Although he has played in just over a dozen games for Worcester, Stalberg already owns a spot in the record books. In his AHL debut with the Sharks on March 18, Stalberg notched a goal against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. In doing so, Stalberg became only the sixth player in team history to score his first professional goal in his first professional game.

Last year in Worcester Stalberg registered three goals and two assists and 25 shots. Stalberg feels that those games in Worcester will give him confidence and help him acclimate to professional hockey.

“I think it did a lot for me to get those games at the end of the year. It definitely got me experience,” said Stalberg. “I got to know a lot of the guys around here, the coaches and staff. It makes it more comfortable going into camp and what to expect.”

Following the Sharks Development Camp in San Jose this summer, Stalberg stayed in San Jose to work out with Worcester players Matt Tennyson, Travis Oleksuk and Danill Tarasov. Being a smaller forward, Stalberg knows that he needs to develop his strength and feels his preparation this summer is crucial for his game.

“When they left I stayed around for the summer as well. I thought it would be a good idea to stay longer and develop my strengths,” said Stalberg.

Like most hockey players, Stalberg hopes to one day play in the NHL. Following in his brother’s footsteps, the close relationship between Sebastian and Viktor is something he thinks will help achieve this goal.

“It’s always good to have someone close to you to have the experience and know what it takes to get to the NHL,” said Stalberg. “That’s my goal and it’s always good to communicate with him and get advice.”

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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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