To address the issue, the Flyers selected 6’6” 220 lbs. goaltender, Anthony Stolarz, with the 45th overall selection in 2012 NHL Draft. Stolarz is a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Omaha but, today, the school announced that Stolarz has left the program to sign with the London (Ont.) Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Stolarz was 2-5 with a 2.56 goals-against-average and a .898 save percentage in eight games with UNO. Stolarz posted UNO’s only shutout of the season. Matt Sitkoff of the NHL points out that Stolarz is headed to an OHL power-house. The Knights have two strong goaltenders and have won 22-straight games while leading the OHL with 71 points.
The New Jersey native’s decision to leave despite some adversity at UNO is concerning but he has a lot of learn as he is only 18 (turning 19 on January 20th) years old. Hockey Future has Stolarz as the second ranked goaltender in the Flyers’ system behind Niko Hovinen.
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