Anthony Stolarz
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Anthony Stolarz

Hometown:

Edison New Jersey

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-01-20

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2012

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

2nd round (45th overall), 2012

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2009-10: Anthony Stolarz skated for the New Jersey Devils Youth Midget National U16 team and was one of  ten Atlantic District goalies chosen for the Liberty Bell Games. He also played in USA Hockey’s Select 16 Festival. In 19 games with the Devils he had a 2.36 goals against and .926 save percentage.

2010-11: Stolarz shared the goaltending duties for the Empire Junior Hockey League’s Jersey Hitmen with Kyle Shapiro. He finished with a 10-4 mark and had a 3.19 goals against and .902 save percentage. The Hitmen finished sixth in the West Conference. Appearing in 3 of 7 playoff games, Stolarz was 1-2 and had a 3.13 goals against and .908 save percentage.

2011-12: Stolarz played in 50 of 60 games for the North American Hockey League’s Corpus Christi IceRays. He finished 23-26 with three shutouts and had a 2.84 goals against and .920 save percentage. Corpus Christi missed the NAHL playoffs – finishing two points behind fourth-place Odessa in the South Division for the final spot. Stolarz committed to playing college hockey at Nebraska-Omaha in 2012-13. He was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked fourth amongst North American goalies in Central Scouting’s final rankings (up from 20th in the mid-term rankings) prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Stolarz appeared in eight games for the University of Nebraska-Omaha as a freshman — leaving the Mavericks’ program in January to skate for the OHL’s London Knights. With senior John Faulkner handling the bulk of the goaltending for UN-O, Stolarz was 2-5 with a 2.56 goals against and .898 save percentage before heading to London. Originally expected to see limited action behind Jake Patterson (Dallas), Stolarz was 13-3-2 with 1 shutout and had a 2.29 goals against and .920 save percentage in 20 games with the league’s top team. He was in net for most of the playoffs before yielding to Patterson in the finals against Barrie. Stolarz was 13-5 with 1 shutout in 18 playoff games and had a 2.53 goals against and .923 save percentage. He played in three games at the Memorial Cup and was 1-1 with a 4.50 goals against and .872 save percentage.

 

Talent Analysis

Stolarz is a butterfly goaltender with good size who makes good use of his size in limiting the choices of shooters.  He isn't afraid to challenge shooters, and generally plays a good positional game that doesn't leave many options for an opposing shooter.  Stolarz could stand to work on his post-to-post coverage, but that is something that he'll have time to work on.

 

Future

Stolarz moved over to the OHL in 2012-13 to play for the London Knights, and he will continue playing for that club in 2013-14.

 

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