Max Paddock may have been passed over in last week’s NHL Draft, but one team was paying attention to what he was doing on the ice for the Pats this past season.
On Thursday, the San Jose Sharks announced the goaltender is one of 29 players invited to their development camp that begins on Tuesday.
Paddock, who just turned 18, enjoyed a standout rookie season with the Pats in 2017-18. He went 19-7-1-1 with the league’s third best goals against average at 2.90 and a save percentage of .904, taking over the starting role in the second half of the year. While unable to compete in the playoffs, he was named the all-star goaltender at the Mastercard Memorial Cup.
Paddock isn’t the only Pat player attending an NHL team’s development camp. Forward Robbie Holmes will be joining teammate and 2017 Colorado Avalanche draft pick Nick Henry at their camp this weekend after getting an invite earlier this week.