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


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February 2023 – Emond has been traded to the New Jersey Devils as part of a deal involving Timo Meier. Ben Gehrels

June 2022 – Emond has really struggled the last couple of years and I think he’s in a tough spot within the organization. He posted a 4.48 GAA and 0.867 Sv% across 12 AHL games and was only marginally better in the ECHL. With the recent signing of Strauss Mann and the presence of Zach Sawchenko, Emond is likely bound for the ECHL again next season, and top prospect Benjamin Gaudreau provides yet another roadblock. Donesh Mazloum

November 2019 – Emond has settled in nicely to his role as a starting goaltender in the QMJHL. After serving as a back-up for the memorial cup champion Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Emond has taken charge of the crease in hopes of leading them to their second-straight title. His career numbers in the QMJHL are nothing short of spectacular, and he looks to add to those with a strong campaign this season. The Sharks may have something in the 19-year-old netminder. Now, time and experience as a number one will be the rise or downfall of the teenage goalkeeper. Alex Howes

 September 2019 – Emond was among the first group of players cut from Sharks training camp. This is neither a surprise nor a knock on Emond. There are a number of older goalies in camp and simply not enough work to go around. He will return to the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies where he is projected to be the team’s starting net minder this season. Chris Legg

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

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CAN
Position G
Roster Type Free Agent, Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 20, 2000
Height 6‘4”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 6; Overall: 176


 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2013-2014 RDL Promutuel U15 AAQM15AA14 1.86 -|Playoffs2 3.00
 2014-2015 RDL Promutuel U15 AAQM15AA15 1.49 -|Playoffs2 2.00
  Mont-Joli Aiglons Midget EspoirQM17AAA1 0.00 1.000|      
 2015-2016 Collège Notre-Dame AlbatrosQM18AAA21 3.68 .882|      
 2016-2017 Collège Notre-Dame AlbatrosQM18AAA25 2.29 .926|Playoffs4 1.79 .949
  Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL2 2.00 .913|      
 2017-2018 Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL24 3.26 .897|Playoffs0 - -
 2018-2019 Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL27 1.73 .932|Playoffs1 16.67 .250
  Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesMemorial Cup0 - -|      
 2019-2020 Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL53 3.16 .908|      
 2020-2021 Rouyn-Noranda HuskiesQMJHL10 3.57 .886|      
  Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL13 4.18 .863|Playoffs6 3.67 .876
 2021-2022 San Jose BarracudaAHL12 4.48 .867|      
  Orlando Solar BearsECHL13 3.67 .879|      
 2022-2023 Wichita ThunderECHL4 2.22 .936|      
  Utica CometsAHL0 - -|      
 2023-2024 Trois-Rivières LionsECHL8 3.51 .898|      
  Montmagny Décor MercierLHCS1 0.00 .000|