Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has spoken openly about adding a goalie or two before the start of next season, as starter Antti Niemi is unlikely to be retained.
On Friday, the club announced it signed college free agent Joel Rumpel to a one-year deal. The 24-year-old recently completed his senior season at the University of Wisconsin, where he was 53-50-11 with a 2.51 goals-against average and .918 save percentage over four seasons.
Rumpel was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, presented to the best college player, after the 2013-14 season. He’s six-foot-three, 190 pounds and hails from Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
San Jose also agreed to a two-year deal with defenseman Joakim Ryan, a seventh round draft pick of the Sharks in 2012. The 21-year-old New Jersey native also just finished his senior season in college, posting 78 points (19g, 59a) in 123 games at Cornell.
Ryan stands at five-foot-11, 185 pounds.
Both players will report to the Sharks’ AHL affiliate in Worcester.