John Leonard

John Leonard

Height/Weight: 5' 11"/183 lbs
Born: Westwood, New Jersey
Draft: 2018 6th round (182nd pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • NHL roundup: Anthony Stolarz's 46 saves help Ducks dump Sharks

    NHL roundup: Anthony Stolarz's 46 saves help Ducks dump Sharks

    Anthony Stolarz made a career-high 46 saves in his third start of the season as the visiting Anaheim Ducks defeated the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Monday. The save total was the highest in franchise history during a shutout. The old mark of 45 saves was set by Dominic Roussel in a 1-0 road win over the Colorado Avalanche on Dec. 22, 1998.

  • The Canadian Press

    San Jose plays Anaheim in division showdown

    Anaheim Ducks (13-23-7, eighth in the West Division) vs. San Jose Sharks (18-19-4, sixth in the West Division) San Jose, California; Wednesday, 10:30 p.m. EDT BOTTOM LINE: Anaheim travels to San Jose for a West Division matchup. The Sharks are 18-19-4 against the rest of their division. San Jose averages 9.7 penalty minutes per game, the fourth-most in the Nhl. Kurtis Gabriel leads the team serving 55 total minutes. The Ducks are 13-23-7 against West Division opponents. Anaheim scores 2.2 goals per game, the fewest in the league. Maxime Comtois leads them with 11 total goals. In their last meeting on April 6, Anaheim won 5-1. Nicolas Deslauriers recorded a team-high 2 points for the Ducks. TOP PERFORMERS: Evander Kane leads the Sharks with 35 points, scoring 16 goals and adding 19 assists. Tomas Hertl has four goals over the last 10 games for San Jose. Andy Welinski leads the Ducks with a plus-three in seven games this season. Derek Grant has three goals over the last 10 games for Anaheim. LAST 10 GAMES: Sharks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.9 assists, 3.7 penalties and 10 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .913 save percentage. Ducks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 3.2 assists, 4.9 penalties and 15.2 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .923 save percentage. INJURIES: Sharks: Matt Nieto: out (lower body), Marc-Edouard Vlasic: day to day (upper body). Ducks: None listed. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. The Associated Press

  • Stolarz has 46 saves as Ducks beat Sharks 4-0
    The Canadian Press

    Stolarz has 46 saves as Ducks beat Sharks 4-0

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Anthony Stolarz made a career-high 46 saves for his third career shutout and the Anaheim Ducks beat the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on Monday night. Alexander Volkov had two goals, Max Comtois had a goal and an assist and Rickard Rakell also scored as the Ducks beat the Sharks handily on their home ice for the second time in less than a week. “(Stolarz) was excellent,” Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins said. “Just a 10-out-of-10 performance, especially periods two and three, when we were just totally gassed. He was fresh, he was committed. It was quite a performance.” Martin Jones finished with 15 saves for the Sharks, who began the night four points out of the fourth and final playoff spot in the West Division and lost for the third time in four games. Team captain Logan Couture was asked what he could say to perhaps rally his teammates moving forward. “You’ve got to look in the mirror first before you start critiquing other guys,” he said. “We created enough offence to be in a position to win the game. We just had to tighten up defensively.” San Jose outshot Anaheim 46-21 but was denied time and again by Stolarz, who has spent most of his career as a No. 3 goalie. He got just his seventh NHL victory since he broke into the league in the 2016-17 season. For the second time in the past week, the Sharks appeared to come out flat against the last-place Ducks, who beat them 5-1 on Tuesday. Anaheim took the lead just two minutes into the game when Comtois redirected a shot from Derek Grant and found the net for his team-leading 12th goal. Later in the first, Volkov took a pass from Sam Carrick and scored for a 2-0 lead at 8:12. The Sharks’ best scoring chance came shortly after that second goal, but Marcus Sorensen hit the crossbar on a breakaway attempt. Otherwise, the 6-foot-6 Stolarz stopped everything as the Sharks kept firing shots his way. “I kind of enjoyed it,” Stolarz said of his busy night. “Obviously, not having played too many games this year, when a team is throwing a lot of pucks at you, it allows you to get into a groove and settle in.” Volkov scored his second of the night and sixth of the season at 12:19. Rakell added a score on a wrist shot that beat Martin Jones early in the third. SHARKS ADD DRAFT PICK In the hours leading up to Monday afternoon’s trade deadline, San Jose sent defenceman Nick DeSimone to Vegas in a three-team trade that also involved the Chicago Blackhawks. The Sharks received a fifth-round draft pick from Vegas. San Jose made two more minor deals, acquiring collegiate goalie Magnus Chrona from Tampa Bay for defenceman Fredrik Claesson, and forward Alexander Barabanov from Toronto for forward Antti Suomela. GETTING DEFENSIVE Thought to perhaps be sellers at the deadline, Anaheim instead acquired defenceman Haydn Fleury from Carolina for defenceman Jani Hakanpaa and a sixth-round draft pick. The Ducks also traded defenceman Ben Hutton to Toronto for a fifth-round pick. UP NEXT The Sharks host the Ducks in a rematch Wednesday, the final game between the teams this season. ___ More AP NHL coverage: and Joe Stiglich, The Associated Press