Josh Harding
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Josh Harding

Hometown:

Regina Saskatchewan

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1984-06-18

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2002

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

2nd round (38th overall), 2002

Weight:

193 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

Josh Harding, the WHL Most Valuable Player for 2002-03, continued his fine play earning the backup role to Marc-Andre Fleury on the silver medal winning Team Canada Under-20 World Junior Championship squad.

After a rookie campaign with a 21-16-3 record including six straight wins to end the season, Harding played a big role leading the team to a playoff berth. Harding helped the Aeros to seventh overall in team goals against in 2004-05.

In his second season in AHL in 2005-06, Harding has taken over as the starter for the Aeros. Although his numbers have cooled off somewhat, he has been asked to carry a heavy load for a depleted Houston team and is a big reason the Aeros were in first place in the West Division in December. He missed five games in late October and early November with a “lower body injury”.

 

Future

Harding has been a #2 goaltender for the Wild, but has battled health issues related to multiple sclerosis the past two seasons.