The Saint John Sea Dogs announced today the acquisition of overage goaltender Zachary Emond in a trade with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies.
From Saint-Cyprien, Quebec, Emond was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 6th round of the 2018 NHL Draft. In May of 2019 the Sharks announced they had signed Emond to a standard, entry-level contract. Emond joins forward Vladislav Kotkov as a member of the Sea Dogs and Sharks organizations.
As the Huskies back-up in 2018-19, he appeared in 27 regular season games posting a .932 save percentage en route to a staggering 24-0-0-1 record. That season he also set the team record for shutouts in a season with seven. The Huskies would go on to win the President Cup and 2019 Memorial Cup.
“Zachary is very experienced and will enhance the leadership in our dressing room,” said Sea Dogs President & General Manager, Trevor Georgie. “He has a winning pedigree, NHL camp experience and was part of a President Cup and Memorial Cup Championship team. We place a high value on players who have won championships and his ability to offer Noah (Patenaude) and our players pearls of wisdom.”
Last season Emond appeared in 53 games finishing with a 25-23-2-2 record and .908 save percentage. In 116 career games played, the 6’3” netminder has 63 wins and a .908 save percentage.
In return, the Huskies receive a 4th round pick in 2023 (RIM) and a 6th round pick in 2022 (SNB).
The QMJHL trade period ends on January 25th.