Anthony Stolarz

Anaheim Ducks
NHL.com

Fantasy Summary

Stolarz has the pure raw ability that could see him develop into a starting goalie at the NHL level. But he’s very injury prone and it’s hurting his chances.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position G
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 20, 1994
Height 6‘6”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2012 Round 2; Overall: 45

Observations

July 2019 – Stolarz has signed a two-year, one-way contract with the Ducks.  Jokke Nevalainen

February 2019 – Stolarz has been traded from Philadelphia to Edmonton.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2018 – Stolarz was moving up the depth chart and looked to take advantage of what could be a quickly closing window of opportunity last fall when disaster struck. He underwent knee surgery that wiped out nearly his entire season. In late-season games after his return, he struggled to find his form. Meanwhile, Alex Lyon acquitted himself well and Carter Hart creeps ever closer to readiness. Running out of time. Dobber

August 2017 – Anthony Stolarz has signed a one-year two-way pact with the Flyers. He can expect to spend most of this time with the Phantoms in the AHL given that Elliot and Neuvirth have the Philadelphia Flyer crease looked after for the time being. Edric Joseph

April 2017 – Anthony Stolarz has been ruled out of the Calder Cup Playoffs. The injury that has rendered him ineligible to play is unknown. What is known is that he’s expected to be out for three to four months. Barring any unforeseen developments, he will get the green light well in advance of training camp in the fall and regain control of the Lehigh Valley crease. Edric Joseph

April 2017 – Anthony Stolarz got the start in Philadelphia’s April 2nd game against the New York Rangers after his strong showing the day before against the Devils. His encore performance didn’t go as hoped for Flyer fans as the team lost 4-3 with Stolarz giving up four goals in 24 shots. He has since been sent to the minors for additional seasoning now that Neuvirth has returned from injury. He has some upside, though the prospect cupboard of potential Flyer goalies is starting to get crowded.  Edric Joseph

January 2017 – Despite recently being sent down to the minors, Anthony Stolarz may still generate some interest in the upcoming expansion draft if the Golden Knights look for a goalie with room for growth. Even if he remains in Philadelphia, his stats in limited NHL playing time warrant consideration for more starts. Especially if both Mason and Neuvirth continue to struggle down the stretch. Edric Joseph

December 2016 – In a relief effort, Anthony Stolarz made 12 saves on 14 shots against the New Jersey Devils in a 4-0 loss. Could have been worse but it was not a terrible appearance for a fledgling talent at the NHL level coming to relieve Steve Mason from his tough outing. Stolarz is still catching his stride in the big leagues but in the meantime can make for a decent spot start in a pinch. Edric Joseph

November 2016 – According to Coach Hakstol, expect Anthony Stolarz to see some playing time with the Flyers during his current stint with the big club. His start to his season in the AHL has been going swimmingly so far. That in mind, he could very well be worth a spot start in deeper formats if he can capitalize on the vacancy in the lineup caused by Michal Neuvirth’s recent injury.  Edric Joseph

March 2016 – Stolarz has seen his numbers improve dramatically this year, his second season as a pro. He has spent the majority of his time with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, where he has a 2.59 GAA and a .916 save percentage through 42 games. He has been called up to the Flyers on a couple of occasions this season due to injuries, although he has not experienced any game action yet. Earlier this month Stolarz set a franchise saves record when he made 51 saves in a 3-2 win for the Phantoms. Lee Rayson

February 2016 – Stolarz has made a big improvement in his second season at the AHL level with the Phantoms. Through 30 games he has a 2.52 GAA and a .914 save percentage. He has been able to better utilize his big frame as he appears more comfortable at the pro level this season. Stolarz should see at least one more full season with the Phantoms before transitioning and potentially pushing Steve Mason for the Flyers’ net in a couple more seasons. Lee Rayson

February 2015 – Injuries to Flyers starter Steve Mason and Phantoms starter Robb Zepp have prompted the recall of Stolarz to back-up Ray Emery in Philadelphia. While he is not expected to receive playing time, the experience the rookie AHL goaltender will take away from this stint should help the Flyers top goaltending prospect be prepared to suit up for the orange and black in the near future. The New Jersey native has posted a 3.04 goals against average and a .911 save percentage in 22 games with the Phantoms, seven of which he has won. Zach Hopkins

Oct 2014 – Stolarz will begin his first professional season in Lehigh Valley as a backup to Rob Zepp. While some were surprised by the move, it makes perfect sense. The AHL is much quicker than what Stolarz is used to from his time playing for the London Knights. Stolarz is the organization’s top goalie prospect and will be brought along steady and slowly to maximize his potential. Zach Hopkins

April 2014 – The junior career ended on a sour note with an eight game suspension in the OHL playoffs, but the future is bright like an LED lantern for him. Stolarz only lost seven of 38 this season while posting a .926 SV% in the regular season bettering his previous season’s .920, despite giving up more goals on average. His suspension was well earned, not that we condone his actions, but the fact he showed frustration and intensity is a large positive for a goaltender on the verge of making the next step and shows that he isn’t going to tolerate what he doesn’t feel he needs to. Looking to next season, with Flyer management, don’t be surprised to see him backing up Steve Mason. Of course we prefer a goaltender seeing time in the AHL and handling a bulk workload, but his size and abilities are nothing short of immense and he has shone in limited action the past pair of seasons, he may earn a trial by fire as no backup is signed for next season and Cal Heeter hasn’t fully instilled confidence for the next step in the organization. Stolarz should be eaten in your keeper league, if not, he makes what could be a quick rising prospect in the crease with very good upside. Jason Banks

June 2013 – Despite a poor showing in the Memorial Cup, Stolarz had an excellent showing in the OHL for the London Knights. He finished with 13 wins in 20 regular season appearances with a 2.29 GAA and .920 SV%, then threw up another 13 wins with 2.53 and .923 in 18 playoff games. Currently Cal Heeter is the only other prospect in the Flyers system and is arguably the best. He will likely return to junior next season. Those with deep leagues may want to consider him, while others should keep him on the radar. Jason Banks

March 2013 – Anthony Stolarz looks like he his gaining the confidence in himself as well as his coach Dale Hunter of the London Knights. Stolarz has looked rock solid helping lead the Knights to a 7 game win streak since taking over the reigns in the crease in mid-February. Thus far since joining London in January from Dean Blais’ Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks, Stolarz has shown that he plays a positionally sound game and has great athleticism for his size. He should continue to work on awareness and his post-to-post coverage, which will come with time and getting comfortable in his new confines. Working with Bill Dark, the Knights highly-touted goaltending coach, should help the lanky Stolarz develop into the goaltender the Knights envision leading them to Memorial Cup glory. Travis Watson


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2007-2008 New Jersey Jr. Titans Bantam Min AYMBHL 29 3.72 .886 |        
 2008-2009 New Jersey Jr. Titans Bantam Maj AYBHL 28 3.23 .910 |        
 2009-2010 New Jersey Devils Youth 16U AYHL 16U 19 2.36 .926 |        
 2010-2011 New Jersey Hitmen EmJHL 37 3.19 .902 | Playoffs 7 3.13 .908
 2011-2012 Corpus Christi IceRays NAHL 50 2.84 .920 |        
 2012-2013 Univ. of Nebraska-Omaha NCAA 8 2.56 .898 |        
  London Knights OHL 20 2.29 .920 | Playoffs 18 2.53 .923
  London Knights M-Cup 3 4.50 .872 |        
 2013-2014 London Knights OHL 35 2.52 .926 | Playoffs 3 2.00 .933
  London Knights M-Cup 3 3.49 .907 |        
  USA U20 WJC-20 1 0.00 1.000 |        
 2014-2015 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 0 - - |        
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 31 3.28 .905 |        
 2015-2016 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 0 - - |        
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 47 2.60 .916 |        
 2016-2017 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 7 2.07 .928 |        
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 29 2.92 .911 |        
 2017-2018 Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 1 6.08 .829 |        
  Reading Royals ECHL 3 3.02 .902 |        
 2018-2019 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 3.33 .902 |        
  Lehigh Valley Phantoms AHL 5 3.58 .901 |        
  Edmonton Oilers NHL 6 3.77 .897 |        
 2019-2020 San Diego Gulls AHL - - - |        

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