The San Jose Sharks sign Quinnipiac goaltender Andrew Shortridge to a one-year contract.
General manager Doug Wilson announced today that the San Jose Sharks signed unrestricted free-agent goaltender Andrew Shortridge to a one-year contract.
Shortridge will immediately join the San Jose Barracuda on an amateur try-out contract for the rest of the season.
In his impressive junior season, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound native of Anchorage, Alaska, posted a 18-6-2 record in 26 games along with an NCAA-lowest 1.51 goals-against average and NCAA-best .940 save percentage the Quinnipiac Bobcats.
Along with being nominated as a Mike Richter Finalist, the annual award for the top goaltender in the NCAA, Shortridge earned the Ken Dryden Award for the Eastern College Athletic Conference Goaltender of the Year, earning an 11-4-2 record in conference play along with a 1.47 goals against average and .938 save percentage.
He also was selected to the ECAC First Team All-League team, playing heavy minutes in goal for the Bobcats as the team finished at the top of the ECAC regular season standings.
Shortridge finished second among conference goaltenders in wins and boasted a .731 win percentage, allowing two-goals or fewer 23 times.
Shortridge finished his junior year at Quinnipiac, carrying the team to the 2019 Midwest Regionals. The Bobcats defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils 2-1 in the semifinal before falling to No. 1 seed and reigning national champion Minnesota-Duluth in the final round.
The Mike Richter Finalist established a career 41-24-4 record, 1.93 goals against average, .924 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 74 games as a Bobcat, setting single-season program records during his junior campaign.
In the 2018-2019 season, Shortridge collected four shutouts, ranking top 10 in the country. Shortridge put up zeroes against power house programs like Rensselaer, Princeton, Massachusetts and Yale.
Shortridge will join Antoine Bibeau and Josef Korenar with the San Jose Barracuda as they look to take the top spot in the Pacific Division of the American Hockey League.
Martin Jones and Aaron Dell hold the primary jobs manning the net for the San Jose Sharks, but the addition of Andrew Shortridge to Team Teal bolsters the strength of the position in the near future.