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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 NSH 63 41 15 7 191 151 89
2 ANA 63 39 17 7 186 176 85
3 STL 61 39 18 4 190 152 82
4 CHI 63 37 21 5 183 150 79
5 WPG 63 31 20 12 174 170 74
6 VAN 61 35 23 3 174 162 73
7 MIN 61 32 22 7 173 160 71
8 LAK 61 29 20 12 164 157 70
9 CGY 62 33 25 4 175 160 70
10 SJS 62 30 24 8 173 177 68
11 COL 62 27 24 11 166 179 65
12 DAL 62 27 25 10 195 207 64
13 ARI 62 20 35 7 137 210 47
14 EDM 62 18 34 10 142 206 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 62 31 25 12 56
L. Couture 62 21 32 2 53
J. Thornton 58 12 40 -2 52
B. Burns 62 16 29 -3 45
P. Marleau 62 13 31 -14 44
T. Wingels 55 12 15 -5 27
T. Hertl 62 10 14 -3 24
J. Braun 51 1 19 3 20
M. Vlasic 57 7 11 10 18
M. Karlsson 33 9 7 4 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 24 16 7 .913 2.62
A. Stalock 5 7 1 .899 2.85
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