Badger Will Swim With The Sharks
The University of Wisconsin announced today that Wisconsin senior goaltender Joel Rumpel has signed a one-year standard entry-level contract in the NHL. Where is he going?
Wisconsin Badge Goaltender Joel Rumpel has signed with the San Jose Sharks, the organization announced on Thursday. Rumpel will report to the AHL's Worcester Sharks.
According to The Wisconsin Badgers, the 6-3 and 190-pound goaltender recently completed his Wisconsin playing career with numbers that rank among the best in program history.
Rumpel ranks second in school history with 10 career shutouts, third with a .918 save percentage, fourth with 115 appearances, 6,745 minutes played and 3,176 saves, fifth with 53 victories and sixth with a 2.51 goals-against average. He also allowed two goals or less in 57 of his career starts.
Joel Rumpel backstopped the Badgers to the inaugural Big Ten Tournament title in 2014, while earning WCHA Final Five All-Tournament honors during the team's 2013 WCHA Final Five title run. He finished his career with eight conference player of the week honors and was twice an honorable mention pick for the Hockey Commissioners' Association Player of the Month honor during his four years at Wisconsin.
It's a good thing Joel Rumpel, age 24, is a personal finance major. Looks like he is headed to the big time.