ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - After a banner year, the call to the Big Dance has come for Eagle River's Andrew Shortridge.
The Quinnipiac junior goalie has signed a free-agent NHL deal with the San Jose Sharks, according to Chip Malafronte of the New Haven Register.
Malafronte tweeted he has spoken to Quinnipiac's head hockey coach, Rand Pecknold, who confirmed Shortridge is indeed headed to the NHL.
Some Quinnipiac hockey updates: Shortridge close to an NHL deal, should come soon; Priskie meeting with advisors now to determine whether to sign with Caps or test free agency; Cukste (San Jose) still considering returning for senior year; Martin to Springfield (AHL)— Chip Malafronte (@ChipMalafronte) April 2, 2019
Shortridge is currently a finalist for the Mike Richter award, which goes to the nation's top goalie. He leads the country in save percentage at .940 and is second in goals against with 1.51.
He was named the ECAC goaltender of the year and helped get the Bobcats to the Elite Eight before falling to Minnesota-Duluth.