The Texas Stars - the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate of the NHL’s Dallas Stars - announced today that the team has signed former Los Angeles Jr. King Tomas Sholl to an AHL Standard Player Contract for the 2019-20 season.
The goaltender spent the 2018-19 campaign in Boise, Idaho with the clubs ECHL affiliate, the Idaho Steelheads.
Sholl, 24, was the mainstay in net for the Steelheads last season and played 39 games. He finished his first complete ECHL season with a 26-12-1 record, ending the season with the fifth most wins in the league.
He also ranked third among all goaltenders with a 2.25 goals-against average and paced the ECHL with a .928 save percentage. Sholl helped lead the Steelheads to the Mountain Division Final with a 6-5-0 record, 2.29 goals-against average and .926 save percentage in 11 games. The rookie was selected to the 2019 ECHL All-Star Classic, named to the ECHL All-Rookie Team and also collected All-ECHL Second Team honors.
The 6-foot, 181-pound Sholl manned the crease in one of the Stars’ two preseason games this past year after beginning his pro career in 2017-18. Sholl held stints with the Adirondack Thunder and Steelheads in the ECHL as well as the Macon Mayhem and Evansville Thunderbolts of the Southern Professional Hockey League. In his first ECHL action, Sholl was 14-0-3 in his first 19 games with a 1.54 goals-against average and .947 save percentage.
Sholl attended Bowling Green State University and played 19 games across four seasons. He ended his collegiate career with a 7-10-0 record before turning pro.