The San Jose Sharks have found a contender to Martin Jones is starting role as they announced the signing of Russian goaltender Alexei Melnichuk. 

The netminder was extremely sought after, it has been said that as many as 8 teams gave him an offer.

Last season in the KHL, Alexei posted a great .930 save percentage and a 1.68 GAA. The 21 year old is considered by some as being the most talented undrafted goaltender since Sergei Bobrovsky. His signing places him at the top of the Shark’s goalie prospects ranking as they weren’t deep at that position. He could possibly make a run at Jones is job as early as next season. Expect the Sharks to give him a good look at camp.

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