The San Jose Sharks handed a two-year, two-way deal to goalie Troy Grosenick on Monday.
NBC Sports California’s Kevin Kurz reports that Grosenick’s deal is worth $650K at the NHL level in both years.
At the moment, the 27-year-old seems slated to be third on the Sharks’ organizational depth chart. That can change, however, with the expansion draft.
Aaron Dell could indeed be a target for the Vegas Golden Knights consider his strong AHL numbers and the outstanding .931 save percentage he managed this past season in 20 games as Martin Jones‘ backup.
(The Sharks tend to discover their backups at pretty advanced ages, as Dell is 28. Both Dell and Grosenick were also undrafted.)
Even if Grosenick remains third on the depth chart, there could be a path to him eventually be San Jose’s backup. Both Jones and Dell will see their deals expire after 2017-18, so Grosenick could be a cheap replacement if they balk at re-signing each netminder.