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Alex Nedeljkovic
North American Goalie
Plymouth, OHL
Final Rank:  4 Midterm Rank:  5
Position:  Goaltender Catches:  Left
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  184
Born:  January 7, 1996 Hometown:  Parma, Ohio
Birthplace:  Parma, OH, USA
Drafted:  CAR (2nd Round / 37th Overall) - Player Page
• Nedeljkovic was named the Ontario Hockey League’s Goaltender of the Year in 2013-14, playing 61 of Plymouth’s 68 games and ranking second in the League with a .925 save percentage. A workhorse in the net, Nedeljkovic made 2,042 saves while facing the second most shots in the OHL (2,207). He is the first netminder in Whalers franchise history to claim OHL Goaltender of the Year honors and just the third American-born goalie to win the award following Michael Houser (Pennsylvania) of the London Knights in 2012 and current Ottawa Senators goalie Craig Anderson (Illinois), who played for the Guelph Storm in 2001. Nedeljkovic was also named an OHL First Team All-Star.

• He led Plymouth to a 23rd consecutive playoff appearance in 2013-14, stopping an average of 38 shots per game in their first-round series versus Guelph including a 52-save performance in the club’s only win of the postseason.

• Nedeljkovic backstopped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship, posting a 5-1 record and leading the tournament with a 1.84 goals-against average. He also represented the U.S. at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, earning a silver medal.

• In 2012-13, Nedeljkovic posted a 19-2-1-1 record, earning OHL All-Rookie First Team honors and capturing the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy for best goals-against average among rookie goaltenders (2.28). He started all of Plymouth’s 15 postseason games, leading the Whalers to the Western Conference Final.

• Nedeljkovic, who grew up cheering for the Columbus Blue Jackets, began his hockey career with the Parma Flyers in his home state of Ohio. He also played for the Cleveland Barons before joining the Detroit Belle Tire program in his final minor hockey season.

NEWS

PLYMOUTH GOALTENDER ALEX NEDELJKOVIC MAKING NOISE WITH NHL SCOUTS (click here)

WHALERS NEDELJKOVIC NAMED OHL’S TOP GOALTENDER (click here)

EKBLAD, NEDELJKOVIC NAMED OHL FIRST TEAM ALL-STARS (click here)

FAVORITES

NHL team: Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL player: Martin Brodeur
Shootout move: “Passive pokecheck”
Video game: FIFA 14
Movie: Miracle
TV show: NHL on the Fly
Actor: Tom Hanks
Musician: Eminem
Website: NHL.com
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Athlete (non-hockey): Lionel Messi
Twitter follow: @NHLNetwork


 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
GAA
Min
SO
Sv%
2011-2012
BELLE TIRE U16
MWEHL
18
1.88
0
.903
2012-2013
PLYMOUTH
OHL
26
2.28
1,371
2
.923
2013-2014
PLYMOUTH
OHL
61
2.88
3,436
1
.925
2013-2014
USA U18 (Ivan Hlinka Memorial 2013)
ITLTOUR
4
2.99
241
0
.896




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 20 14 4 2 72 46 30
3 NYI 21 15 6 0 69 57 30
4 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
5 DET 21 11 5 5 59 52 27
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 NYR 20 9 7 4 57 58 22
10 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
11 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
12 FLA 19 7 6 6 41 51 20
13 PHI 20 8 9 3 57 61 19
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Nash 20 4 11 1 15
E. Staal 15 6 7 -6 13
J. Faulk 20 2 10 -8 12
J. Skinner 16 5 6 -4 11
J. Tlusty 20 8 2 -11 10
E. Lindholm 20 6 4 -3 10
N. Gerbe 16 2 6 3 8
A. Sekera 19 0 8 -3 8
C. Terry 17 4 3 1 7
V. Rask 20 3 2 -7 5
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 6 7 1 .903 2.71
A. Khudobin 0 4 2 .898 2.97