Former NAHL, IceRays goalie Stolarz recalled to NHL
November 17, 2015
Anthony Stolarz played in the NAHL just three years ago.
Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that the club has recalled former NAHL and Corpus Christi IceRays goaltender Anthony Stolarz on emergency basis from their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, today.
Stolarz receives his first recall of the season and is available for tonight’s Flyers-Kings game. He will wear sweater No. 65.
In nine appearances with the Phantoms, Stolarz is 5-3-1 with a 1.90 goals-against average and .930 save percentage. He has won two of his last three starts, dropping a 2-1 overtime decision to the Albany Devils in his last start, to go 2-0-1 in that stretch.
He was recalled to the Flyers on three occasions last season, his first as a professional, but did not appear in a game.
Stolarz was drafted in the 2nd Round (44th overall) by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound goaltender appeared in 50 games with the Corpus Christi IceRays during the 2011-12 season, earning a 23-22-4 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage. Stolarz played on the NAHL 18U Selects Team at the 2012 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. Through that season, Stolarz committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in NCAA Division I and ranked fourth among North American goaltenders in the 2012 NHL Central Scouting Final Rankings.
He was drafted following his lone season in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Following that season, Stolarz completed his junior career with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) over two seasons, earning a 38-8-4 record with a 2.44 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage after playing eight games with the University of Nebraska-Omaha.