Zachary Emond

San Jose Sharks
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Fantasy Summary

Technically sound goalie with a big frame, long term project with NHL backup upside


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 20, 2000
Height 6‘3”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 176

Observations

June 2019 – Emond was great this season as the backup goalie for the Memorial Cup-winning Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. His 1.73 GAA and .932 SV% were a vast improvement over last year’s numbers and can only partly be attributed to the improved team he played behind. The Huskies’ starter, Sam Harvey, will be moving on next season leaving the door wide open for Emond to take the reins. He has earned that opportunity and it will be fun to see what he can do as the number-one guy. Chris Legg

January 2019 – Emond is looking like a smart gamble for the Sharks so far this season. The sixth round pick has not stolen the starting job from QMJHL veteran Samuel Harvey just yet. But he has certainly solidified himself as Harvey’s eventual successor. In 18 starts so far this season his numbers are actually marginally better than Harvey’s with a 1.94 GAA and a .927 SV%. Emond won’t turn 19 until June, he has plenty of development time to add polish to his raw talent. The chances of that happening are looking a lot better now than they did at the draft. Chris Legg

 

September 2018 – Zachary Emond stopped all 33 shots he faced in his only game of the Vegas Rookie Faceoff. The game marked Emond’s first in a Sharks uniform. Fans were pleasantly surprised by what they saw from the sixth round pick of this summer’s draft. He looked calm and cool in the net, his rebound control was excellent, and his economy of movement was good. It is tough to read too much into just one rookie game, but it is a good sign for a goalie we do not know much about yet. Emond will still be in tough to earn the starting job with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, but the experience at the Sharks rookie camp should help put him on that path. Chris Legg

 

June 2018 – The Sharks used the 176th overall pick to select Zachary Emond, a lanky goaltender from the QMJHL’s Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. Emond is a project goaltender, he didn’t put up great numbers this season as a backup goalie in the QMJHL. However, when the sample size is so small it’s tough to get a read on his potential until he gets some real reps as a starter. The Sharks will be hoping he gets the starting job with the Huskies this season and shows what he can do. Chris Legg


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2015-2016 Collège Notre-Dame Albatros QMAAA 21 3.68 .882 |        
 2016-2017 Collège Notre-Dame Albatros QMAAA 25 2.29 .926 | Playoffs 4 1.79 .949
  Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 2 2.00 .913 |        
 2017-2018 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 24 3.26 .897 | Playoffs 0 - -
 2018-2019 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 27 1.73 .932 | Playoffs 1 16.67 .250
  Rouyn-Noranda Huskies M-Cup 0 - - |        
 2019-2020 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL - - - |        

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