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Ex-Union goalie Grosenick signs new contract with San Jose Sharks

Former Union goalie Troy Grosenick hasn't played a game for the San Jose Sharks organization yet, but he just got a new contract from the team Tuesday.

The Sharks signed Grosenick to a two-year deal. Grosenick, who gave up his final year of college eligibility to sign with with the Sharks in April, was a Group II restricted free agent.

Grosenick played in 71 career games, and had a 39-16-9 record with a 1.89 goals-against average, a .930 save percentage and seven shutouts.

Grosenick barely played his freshman year in 2010-11. Sitting behind sophomore Keith Kinkaid and senior Corey Milan, Grosenick made three appearances, but only one was a start, and was 0-0-1 with a 2.12 goals-against average.

After Kinkaid signed with the Devils, Grosenick took the No. 1 job and skated off with it during the 2011-12 season. He went 22-6-3 with a 1.65 GAA, a .936 save percentage and five shutouts. He was named the Ken Dryden Award winner as ECACH goalie of the year after posting a 11-3-1 record with a 1.60 GAA, a .940 save percentage and four shutouts.

Grosenick was named a Hobey Baker Award top-10 finalist, the first Dutchmen player to achieve that honor. He was also a first-team All-America.

Grosenick didn't have the same type of numbers last season. Still, he went 17-10-5 with a 2.12 GAA, a .926 save percentage and two shutouts. He played his best hockey during Union's late-season seven-game winning streak. He went 6-0 with a 1.03 GAA, .966 save percentage and one shutout. Grosenick was named the ECACH tournament’s Most Outstanding Player after stopping 66 of 67 shots against Yale and Brown.

Grosenick will participate in the Sharks' development camp July 8-12.

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