The American Hockey League San Jose Barracuda have recalled former Vernon Vipers goaltender Andrew Shortridge from 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:
BARRACUDA RECALL GOALTENDER ANDREW SHORTRIDGE FROM THE ALLEN AMERICANS
Jan 24, 2020
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 Andrew Shortridge from the Allen Americans (@AllenAmericans) of the ECHL (@ECHL).
Shortridge, 24, posted a 2-1-1 record with the Americans in four games, recording his first pro shutout on January 21, 2020, in an 8-0 win over the Kansas City Mavericks.
Before his reassignment to Allen, Shortridge appeared in 12 games with the Barracuda, going 3-6-0 with a 3.85 goals-against average and a .854 save percentage.
A season ago, Shortridge went 18-6-2 record in 26 games along with a league-leading 1.51 goals-against average (GAA) and .940 save percentage this season for the Quinnipiac Bobcats at the NCAA level. He finished second among ECAC goaltenders in wins and boasted a .731 win percentage, allowing two-goals or fewer 23 times.
He set single-season program records in GAA and save percentage, and is a finalist for the Mike Richter Award which is presented annually to the top goaltender in the nation. He was awarded the ECAC's Ken Dryden Award for Goaltender of the Year, recording an 11-4-2 record in the conference along with a 1.47 GAA and .938 save percentage. He also was named to the ECAC First Team All-League team after helping the Bobcats finished tied atop the ECAC regular-season standings.
Shortridge completed his junior year at Quinnipiac, amassing a career 41-24-4 record, 1.93 GAA and .924 save percentage in 74 games.
Prior to his NCAA career, Shortridge appeared in one season for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), earning a 3.15 GAA and .915 save percentage in 44 games.
The Sharks signed the six-foot-four, 185-pound native of Anchorage, AK, to a one-year contract on April 3, 2019.