Josef Korenar

San Jose Sharks
Photo Courtesy of u18worlds2016iihf.com

Fantasy Summary

Athletic goaltender with starter upside, needs some work on rebound control. Similar in style to fellow Czech, Petr Mrazek.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country CZE
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 31, 1998
Height 6‘01”
Weight 172 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

November 2018 – Korenar was named first star for the Barracuda in a game against the Stockton Heat after stopping 30 of 32 shots, earning the win for San Jose. Korenar is having an excellent debut season in the AHL posting a GAA of 2.09 and a SV% of .927, he’s earned more starts than projected in the pre-season. The Barracuda now appear to have the luxury of two quality AHL goaltenders in Korenar and Bibeau, we can expect to see Korenar continue to get his fair share of the workload. At just 20 years old, Korenar has the higher upside of the two, so keep an eye on him as he could be the heir apparent to Martin Jones in San Jose. Chris Legg

 

August 2018 – Josef Korenar raised some eyebrows at the 2018 World Junior Championship where he made 51 saves in the quarterfinal for the Czech, upsetting team Finland. Ultimately Korenar and the Czech were unable to get past team Canada in the semi-final, but it was an outstanding tournament for the goaltender none the less. In a surprise to nobody, Korenar was named one of three top players for the Czech team. Korenar put up good numbers in the Czech league this past season, where he was playing on loan from the Sharks. He’s expected to backup Antoine Bibeau in the AHL this season and some AHL starts will be a huge step in Korenar’s development. Korenar should still be considered a few years away from the NHL, but he has starter potential down the road. Chris Legg

 

July 2017 – The Sharks signed USHL goalie Josef Korenar to a three-year entry-level contract in a somewhat surprising move. The average-sized Czech goalie appeared in 32 games with the Lincoln Stars and posted a solid stat line: 2.22 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in his first year in North America.

The Sharks have loaned Korenar, who was the most impressive goalie at the prospect scrimmage this summer, to HC Dukla Jihlava, where he played his youth hockey back in the Czech Republic. Zachary DeVine


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2012-2013 HC Dukla Jihlava U16 Czech U16 14 3.41 .901 |        
  Kraj Vysocina U15 MMCR 1 4.00 .750 |        
 2013-2014 HC Dukla Jihlava U16 Czech U16 22 1.96 .932 | Playoffs 4 3.00 .852
  HC Dukla Jihlava U18 Czech U18 1 4.00 .909 |        
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 4 3.99 .860 |        
 2014-2015 HC Dukla Jihlava U18 Czech U18 23 2.25 .920 | Playoffs 2 2.52 .922
  HC Dukla Jihlava U20 Czech U20 5 4.53 .887 | Relegation 1 5.00 .881
  Czech Republic U17 EYOF 2 3.15 .833 |        
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 13 2.57 .918 |        
 2015-2016 HC Dukla Jihlava U18 Czech U18 3 2.00 .924 |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava U20 Czech U20 24 3.28 .900 | Playoffs 3 3.02 .926
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2 3.52 .881 |        
  Czech Republic U19 WJAC-19 2 5.00 .833 |        
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 5 3.97 .881 |        
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 17 3.42 .893 |        
 2016-2017 Lincoln Stars USHL 32 2.22 .925 |        
 2017-2018 HC Dukla Jihlava Czech 9 2.19 .920 | Relegation 4 1.46 .953
  HC Dukla Jihlava Czech Q - - - | Qualification 9 1.76 .922
  HC Benatky nad Jizerou Czech2 22 3.44 .908 |        
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 6 4.49 .879 |        
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 13 3.67 .869 |        
 2018-2019 San Jose Barracuda AHL 11 1.99 .930 |        

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