Wild goalie Alex Stalock nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Tuesday, Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock was nominated for the National Hockey League’s Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy.

The trophy is awarded each year to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.

Stalock, a St. Paul native who attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, posted a 20-11-4 record with a 2.67 goals-against average, a .910 save percentage and four shutouts in 38 games, and became the fifth goaltender in franchise history to record 20 wins in a season.

The 32-year-old also set career highs in games played, games started, wins, shutouts, minutes played, shots against and saves.

Over his career, Stalock is 61-49-18 with a 2.61 goals-against average, .909 save percentage, nine shutouts, and four assists in 151 NHL games.

It’s his second nomination for the Masterton Trophy but his first as a member of the Wild.

The winner will be selected by a poll among the 31 chapters of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association. NHL writers first presented the trophy in 1968 to commemorate the late Bill Masterton, who played for the Minnesota North Stars and exhibited to a high degree the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey. Masterton died on Jan. 15, 1968, as a result of head injuries suffered during a game.