San Jose Sharks Sign Huge Goaltending Prospect

The San Jose Sharks goaltending situation will be a bit up in the air this offseason, but today they've officially added some depth at the position, with a big signing. Big, as in 6'5" Russian prospect Georgi Romanov.

The Sharks have signed the undrafted goalkeeper to a two-year, entry-level contract.  

Romanov, 23, has played for Gornyak-UGMK in the Russian minor league VHL the past four years, compiling a 28-33-10 record with a .916 save percentage. He has a 2.61 GAA over the last two seasons as a starter. He'll attend the Sharks development camp in July.

As for the NHL club, only Kaapo Kahkonen is signed between the pipes for next season, while James Reimer will be an unrestricted free agent. The depth continues to drop off from there, as the AHL's San Jose Barracuda goalies Aaron Dell, Eetu Makiniemi, and Strauss Mann are all unsigned for next year, though the Sharks will likely bring back prospect Makiniemi. 

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