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Aaron Dell (born May 4, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the San Jose Sharks organization of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Aaron Dell
Aaron Dell.jpg
Dell in 2015
Born (1989-05-04) May 4, 1989 (age 30)
Airdrie, Alberta, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team San Jose Sharks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Playing careerEdit

Undrafted, Dell played collegiate hockey at the University of North Dakota. Dell returned to the Allen Americans in trade from the Utah Grizzlies on October 11, 2014.[1] While with the Worcester Sharks, on March 1, 2015, Dell was signed to a one-year entry-level contract with NHL affiliate, the San Jose Sharks for the remainder of the season.[2]

In the 2016–17 season, Dell made the Sharks' opening night roster as the team's backup goaltender to Martin Jones. On October 18, 2016, Dell made his NHL debut and won against the New York Islanders.[3] On February 28, 2018, Dell signed a two-year contract extension with the Sharks.[4]

RecordsEdit

  • 2010–11: Holds UND school record for most wins in a season (30), surpassing previous record holder Ed Belfour (29)
  • 2014–15: Holds Worcester Sharks record for GAA at 2.06 and SAV%.927 and tied with Alex Stalock with 4 Shutouts.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2006-07 Airdrie Thunder HJHL 36 31 2 3
2007–08 Calgary Canucks AJHL 23 5 11 2 1245 65 0 3.13 .891
2008–09 Calgary Canucks AJHL 51 25 17 8 2986 126 3 2.53 .923 4 1 3 253 13 0 3.08 .913
2009–10 U. of North Dakota WCHA 5 1 3 1 199 6 1 1.81 .897
2010–11 U. of North Dakota WCHA 40 30 7 2 2349 70 6 1.79 .924
2011–12 U. of North Dakota WCHA 33 18 10 2 1799 80 2 2.67 .900
2012–13 Allen Americans CHL 44 22 11 6 2344 90 3 2.30 .916 19 12 7 1097 45 1 2.46 .915
2013–14 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 29 19 7 3 1735 62 2 2.14 .920 3 1 1 188 6 0 1.92 .932
2013–14 Abbotsford Heat AHL 6 1 2 0 262 10 0 2.29 .922
2014–15 Allen Americans ECHL 12 8 1 2 676 32 1 2.84 .902
2014–15 Worcester Sharks AHL 26 15 8 2 1544 53 4 2.06 .927 3 0 3 149 12 0 4.83 .857
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 40 17 16 6 2281 92 4 2.42 .922 4 1 3 231 10 0 2.59 .932
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 20 11 6 1 1115 37 1 2.00 .931
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 29 15 5 4 1523 67 2 2.64 .914 2 0 0 47 2 0 2.55 .929
2018–19 San Jose Sharks NHL 25 10 8 4 1324 70 2 3.17 .886 2 0 1 90 5 0 3.33 .861
NHL totals 74 36 19 9 3,956 174 5 2.64 .909 4 0 1 137 7 0 3.08 .891


Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
All-WCHA First Team 2010–11 [5]
NCAA goaltending title 2010–11
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2010–11
WCHA All-Tournament Team 2012 [6]
WCHA Final Five tournament MVP 2011–12
CHL
All-CHL Team (First Team All-Star) 2012–13 [7]
All-Rookie team 2012–13
Most Outstanding Goaltender 2012–13
Presidents' cup champion 2012–13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Americans trade for Goalie Aaron Dell". Allen Americans. October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "Aaron Dell player biography". The Hockey News. March 1, 2015. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Schlossman, Brad Elliott (October 18, 2016). "NHL: Aaron Dell wins NHL debut". Grand Forks Herald. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "Sharks Sign Goaltender Aaron Dell to a Two-Year Contract Extension". National Hockey League. February 28, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Matt Frattin named top player in WCHA". Toronto Maple Leafs. May 1, 2011. Retrieved May 1, 2011.
  6. ^ "WCHA Tourney History". WCHA. Archived from the original on July 2, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "All-CHL team announced". minorhockeyreport.com. March 1, 2013. Archived from the original on June 15, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2013.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Matt Frattin
WCHA Most Valuable Player in Tournament
2012
Succeeded by
Nic Kerdiles