The American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda have reassigned former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge to the ECHL Allen Americans.
Shortridge attended the San Jose Sharks Prospects Development Camp In June, is in his first professional season with the Barracuda after spending the past three seasons at Quinnipiac University.
In 14 games this season Shortridge is 3-7 with a 3.71 GAA
Last year Shortridge was named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Year, CCM/AHCA Hockey Division I Second Team All-American & was one of five finalists for the 2019 Mike Richter Award.
Shortridge attended the Los Angeles Kings development camp in June 2018 signed a one year contract with the San Jose Sharks April 3rd 2019. Shortridge signed an amateur tryout contract with the American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda. Shortridge finished the 2018-19 season with the Barracuda. Shortridge made his Barracuda debut April 13th 2019 made 33 saves in a 3-2 loss to the Colorado Eagles.
Shortridge played one season in Vernon (2015-16). In 44 games with the Vipers Shortridge went 19-25 with two shutouts posting a 3.15 GAA
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This was posted on the Barracuda website:
SAN JOSE BARRACUDA RECALL GOALTENDER ZACHARY SAWCHENKO FROM ALLEN
Dec 31, 2019
San Jose, Ca - The San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda), proud American Hockey League (@TheAHL) affiliate of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), and General Manager Joe Will announced today that the club has recalled Goaltender Zachary Sawchenko (@Chunko_31) from the Allen Americans (@AllenAmericans) of the ECHL (@ECHL). In a corresponding move, the team has reassigned Goaltender Andrew Shortridge to the Americans.
Sawchenko, 22, was assigned to Orlando on September 29 but did not appear in a game with the Solar Bears before he was recalled to the Barracuda on October 18. On October 29, Sawchenko was assigned to the Americans where he appeared in 13 games, going 8-2-3, with a 2.35 goals-against average and a .930 save percentage, with a pair of shutouts.
The Barracuda signed the Edmonton, Alberta native to a two-year AHL contract on March 29, 2019.
Prior to this season, the six-foot-one, 175-pound netminder appeared in 34 games over two years at the University of Alberta, where he went 28-4-1 with a 1.74 goals-against average and a .919 save percentage.
Before his collegiate career, Sawchenko spent four seasons with WHL's (@TheWHL) Moose Jaw Warriors (@MJWARRIORS) where he was teammates with Sharks prospects Noah Gregor and Jayden Halbgewachs.