GROSENICK NAMED CCM/AHL GOALTENDER OF THE MONTHMar 1, 2017
San Jose, CA - The American Hockey League (@TheAHL) has announced Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) netminder Troy Grosenick (@TGrose1) has been named the CCM/AHL Goaltender of the Month for February.
Grosenick was a perfect 9-0-0 in nine starts during February, posting a 1.88 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage in allowing 17 goals on 255 shots for the month.
Grosenick made 36 saves at Manitoba on Feb. 4, and earned first-star honors with 38 stops on 39 shots in a 2-1 win over San Diego on Feb. 8. He turned aside 28 shots in a 4-1 win over Tucson on Feb. 14, and earned his league-leading seventh shutout of the season with a 20-save effort in a 2-0 decision at Ontario on Feb. 18. He closed out the month with a pair of one-goal wins at Tucson, extending his personal winning streak to 12 games and helping the Barracuda on a 14-game run that has put them atop the AHL's overall standings.
A fourth-year pro from Brookfield, Wis., Grosenick was a 2017 AHL All-Star and has a record of 21-8-2 in 34 appearances for the Barracuda this season, ranking among the AHL leaders in wins (T-3rd), goals-against average (2.04, 3rd) and save percentage (.930, 3rd) to go with his league-best seven shutouts. Grosenick originally signed as a free agent with the San Jose Sharks in 2013 and has played 133 career AHL games, going 70-45-9 with a 2.59 GAA, a .909 save percentage and 10 shutouts. Grosenick has also appeared in two NHL games with the Sharks, earning a shutout in his debut at Carolina on Nov. 16, 2014.
The Barracuda look to make it 15 wins in a row on Wednesday night as they take on the Texas Stars at Solar4America Ice. San Jose jumps back onto the road on Saturday for a game against the Stockton Heat, but return to SAP Center on Sunday at 5 p.m. for a battle against the San Diego Gulls. For tickets visit SJBarracuda.com/tickets or call 408-999-5757.