SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club and goaltender Adin Hill (@Adin_Hill) have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We’re pleased to get Adin under contract solidifying our goaltending position for the coming season,” said Wilson.
Hill was acquired by San Jose on July 17 along with a 2022 seventh-round selection from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for goaltender Josef Korenar and San Jose’s 2022 second-round selection.
Hill, 25, appeared in 19 games last season for Arizona, earning a 9-9-1 record with a .913 save percentage (SV%) and 2.74 goals-against average (GAA) along with two shutouts. Hill co-led Arizona goaltenders in shutouts and led in save percentage and set a career high in games played and games started (17). In 2019-20, he registered a .918 SV% and 2.62 GAA, which were both NHL career bests.
Over the course of his NHL career, he has appeared in 49 games, earning a 19-21-4 record with a 2.79 GAA and .909 SV%. In the American Hockey League (AHL), he has played in 138 AHL games with the Springfield Falcons and Tucson Roadrunners, earning a 67-50-16 record with a 2.69 GAA, .909 SV% and 10 shutouts. He has played in nine Calder Cup Playoff games, all in 2018 with Tucson, recording a 4-5 record and a 2.12 GAA and .922 SV%.
Internationally, he represented Team Canada at the 2021 World Championships, where he won a Gold Medal, appearing in three games and earning a 1-1-0 record with a 1.73 GAA and .909 SV%.
Prior to his NHL career, Hill spent three seasons with the Western Hockey League’s Portland Winterhawks where he played in 115 games, recording a 67-38-7 record with a 2.86 GAA, .919 SV% and five shutouts. He led all goaltenders in save percentage in the 2014-15 season (.921). In the 2015 postseason, he helped Portland reach the Conference Finals and appeared in 17 games and recorded a 10-6-1 record, a 2.96 GAA, .911 SV% and one shutout. He ranked third among goaltenders in postseason wins, was ninth in save percentage, and led rookie goalies in playoff wins.
The six-foot-six, 203-pound native of Comox, British Columbia, was originally selected by Arizona in the 2015 NHL Draft (third round, 76th overall).