Alex Stalock playing for the Chicago Blackhawks
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36-year-old former Chicago Blackhawks goaltender makes official NHL return

Published January 8, 2024 at 4:59 PM
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In a surprising move, 36-year-old goalie Alex Stalock made a comeback last night in the Anaheim Ducks' game against the Detroit Red Wings. The Ducks brought up Stalock as the third-string goalie just before the game started.

This is Stalock's third call-up this season, with the last two happening on November 1st and December 20th.

However, he didn't play in those two instances. Throughout this season, Stalock has only played for the San Diego Gulls, the Ducks' AHL team.

He holds a 1-7-1 record through nine games with a .894 save percentage.


If the Ducks' goalies stay healthy, Stalock might spend the whole season in the AHL. This would be the first time since the 2011-12 season that he hasn't played in the NHL.

After being a backup for the Chicago Blackhawks last year, Stalock has a career record of 70-65-20 with a .908 save percentage, mostly as a backup for the Blackhawks, Minnesota Wild, and San Jose Sharks.
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