According to a tweet from his agency, Uptown Sports, Wisconsin senior goaltender Joel Rumpel has signed an NHL contract with the San Jose Sharks.
Rumpel had a fantastic four-year career with the Badgers, finishing with a career save percentage of .918 and goals-against average of 2.51.
I'm excited to be a part of the @SanJoseSharks organization. I wanted to thank my family, friends, coaches and fans for all the support!— Joel Rumpel (@Rumpz91) March 26, 2015
A native of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Rumpel ranks second all-time on Wisconsin's career shutouts list with 10. Rumpel's save percentage ranks third all-time on the UW list and his goals-against average sixth. His 53 career victories rank fifth.
Rumpel was also a 2015 nominee for the Hockey Humanitarian Award for his extensive service to the community.
The contract with the Sharks is for one year, starting with the 2015-16 season. Rumpel will finish the current season on an ATO (amatuer tryout offer), and will report to the Worcester Sharks of the AHL.
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