The luck surrounding goaltenders this season has been bad. It all started with the Vegas Golden Knights, losing three goalies in a row to injuries, then Florida Panthers' Roberto Luongo getting hurt and now Devan Dubnyk with the Minnesota Wild. There is also backup issues with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers.
So these teams should listen up.
According to Pete Jensen of NHL.com, San Jose Sharks backup goalie Aaron Dell has proven that he deserves a starting job next season and teams could be lining up to sign him. NHL insider Pierre LeBrun reported earlier this week that the Sharks would look to re-sign Dell in the offseason, but what if the 28-year-old was to look at the unrestricted free agency market to land a starting job.
He could get teams very interested, especially with his impressive record of 17-9-2 with a 1.91 goals-against average, .934 save percentage and three shutouts in 32 career NHL games.
San Jose still trusts Martin Jones to lead in between the pipes so Dell could look elsewhere. And he would get loads of interest!
"Barring another injury to Jones, I don't think Dell will steal the job outright this season. That said, Dell has proven he deserves a starting job next season."
This should get interesting.