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Alex Nedeljkovic
Alex Nedeljkovic
Goaltender  - CAR
Number: 35
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 198
Catches: Left
Born: Jan 7, 1996  (Age 20)
Birthplace: Parma, OH, United States
Drafted: CAR / 2014 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (37th overall) PROSPECT BIO
Was Carolina’s second-round selection (37th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft… Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Hurricanes on 3/27/15… Ranked fourth among North American goaltenders for the 2014 draft… Named one of the top three players for the United States at the 2014 U18 World Junior Championship, going 5-1 with a 1.84 goals-against average to lead Team USA to the gold medal… Also represented the United States at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, going 3-1 with a 2.99 goals-against average as the U.S. won silver… Was a member of the U.S. team for the 2015 World Junior Championship, but did not play in a game… Played for Team Cherry at the 2014 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game… Played for the Cleveland Barons in 2010-11, posting a 1.97 goals-against average in 52 games and earning an invitation to the 2011 Warren Strelow National Team Goaltending Camp run by USA Hockey… Split the 2011-12 season between the Cleveland Barons U18 midget team and the Bell Tire U16 squad… Helped Bell Tire to a third-place finish at the 2012 USA Hockey Tier 1 U16 Nationals… Selected by the Plymouth Whalers in the sixth round (123rd overall) of the 2012 OHL Priority Draft… Began the 2012-13 season with the Metro Jets in the NA3HL, going 5-3 with a 2.49 goals-against average and .933 save percentage… Joined Plymouth and eventually took over the starter’s role for Plymouth as a 16-year-old, going 19-2-2 with a 2.28 goals-against average and .923 save percentage… Earned 2012-13 OHL All-Rookie First Team honors and captured the F.W. “Dinty” Moore Trophy for best goals-against average among rookie goaltenders… Made his OHL debut at Belleville (11/17/12)… Made 26 saves to earn his first OHL victory at Erie (11/28/12)… Won 13 of his final 14 games for the 2012-13 regular season, including his first OHL shutout with 20 saves vs. Sarnia (2/23/13)… Played all 15 of Plymouth’s postseason contests, going 9-5 with a 2.71 goals-against average as Plymouth advanced to the 2013 Western Conference Final before falling to London… Named the OHL Goaltender of the Year and to the OHL First All-Star Team in 2013-14 after going 26-27-7 with a 2.88 goals-against average and .925 save percentage in 61 games for Plymouth… Was the first netminder in Whalers franchise history to claim Goaltender of the Year honors and just the third American-born goalie to win the award… Made 2,042 saves for the 2013-14 season, facing the second-most shots in the OHL (2,207)… Made an OHL career-high 58 saves on 60 shots in Plymouth’s win vs. Saginaw (1/20/14)… Stopped an average of 38 shots per game during Plymouth’s 2014 first-round loss to Guelph, including a 52-save performance in the club’s only win of the postseason.

2014-15: Went 20-28-7 with a 3.13 goals-against average and five shutouts in 55 OHL games with Plymouth… Ranked tied for third among OHL netminders in shutouts (5) and fifth in save percentage (.916)… Ranked first in the OHL in saves (1,827) and shots faced (1,994) and fourth in games (55) and minutes played (3,206)… Earned consecutive shutouts at Windsor (10/23) and vs. Mississauga (10/24)… Stopped a combined 87 shots in consecutive wins vs. Niagara (11/22) and vs. Windsor (11/26)… Made 41 saves to earn a shutout vs. Belleville (1/30)… Made his professional debut with Florida (ECHL) after the conclusion of his junior season, going 2-1-0 with a 3.38 goals-against average in three games with the Everblades.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
K. Versteeg 63 11 22 -6 33
E. Staal 63 10 23 -3 33
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 23 17 10 .909 2.41
E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81