Sharks sign Stalock, three others

Sharks sign Stalock, three others
July 10, 2013, 2:45 pm
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Alex Stalock registered a 2.60 goals-against average and a .912 save percentage with the Sharks' AHL affiliate last season. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Sharks on Thursday officially announced goaltender Alex Stalock’s one-year contract, as well as one-year deals for forward Matt Pelech and defensemen Rob Davison and Adam Comrie.

Stalock’s deal is the most notable, as the 25-year-old goaltender is the likely backup to Antti Niemi next season. Last week, general manager Doug Wilson announced that the club had come to terms with the fourth round pick from 2005. According to CapGeek.com, the contract is worth $625,000.

In 145 career regular season games with Worcester over parts of four seasons, Stalock is 78-53-10 with a 2.60 goals against average, .909 save percentage and seven shutouts. He has appeared in three career NHL games, including two in the 2013 season in relief of Niemi. The Minnesota native acted as the Sharks’ emergency goaltender in the playoffs behind Niemi and backup Thomas Greiss, who has since signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Coyotes after the Sharks let him walk as an unrestricted free agent.

Stalock missed nearly a full year from Feb. 2011 to Jan. 2012, while recovering from a nerve injury behind his left knee suffered during a game with Worcester.

Pelech played in two games with the Sharks in 2013, recording seven penalty minutes, but spent the majority of the season in AHL Worcester, where the 25-year-old had seven points (3g, 4a) and 238 penalty minutes in 58 games.

Davison, 33, was originally drafted by the Sharks in the fourth round in 1998 and has spent the last two seasons playing in Europe. He last played for the Sharks in the 2007-08 season, before he was traded to the New York Islanders for a seventh round pick in 2008, which the Sharks used to select Jason Demers. In 219 career NHL games with the Sharks, New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, New York Islanders, and San Jose, Davison has 18 points (3g, 15a), and 321 penalty minutes.

Comrie, 22, split last season between AHL Worcester and ECHL Reading. In 24 games with Worcester, he had 15 points (3g, 12a) and 24 penalty minutes. The Virginia native was originally drafted in the third round by Florida in 2008.