Union College Goaltender Troy Grosenick Signs With NHL’S San Jose Sharks
Troy Grosenick, the 1st ever player from the proud tradition that is Union College Hockey was the 1st member of the team to be named as a finalist for the Hobey Baker award, given to the best player in college hockey. Now Grosenick gets ready to move on to bigger things he hopes and those hopes were boosted when he signed an entry level contract with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks on Monday.
Grosenick is the 3rd member of the Union Hockey team to sign entry level contracts in just the past 3 years, joining Jeremy Welsh who inked a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes and Keith Kinkaid, who is suiting up for the Albany Devils but was drafted by the NJ Devils and recently got into game action with the Devils due to an injury to Martin Brodeur.
San Jose general manager and executive VP Doug Wilson said of his newly signed player ” We think Troy is a quality goaltender and we are excited to bring him into the fold.”
Grosenick says he will be finishing up his degree at Union over the summer saying he values his education and getting a degree.
Grosenick had a superb season in 2011-12 and was named 1st team AHCA All-American and earned the Ken Dryden award as the ECAC Hockey goaltender of the year. He was tops in goals against with a superb 1.60 GAA. he finished 1st in save percentage and 1st in percentage (.767). he followed that up with a spectacular 2012-2013 season. he added 5 shutouts to his resume.
For his career at Union, Grosenick finished with an astounding record of 39-16-9, 2nd on the schools all time win list. His Union career finished with a goals against of 1.89 and a .930 save percentage, both school records.