Sharks rookie Troy Grosenick made his NHL debut in net against the Hurricanes on Sunday with his family on hand to support him. Grosenick set a record for most saves in a shutout debut with 45, much to the delight of his family.
Grosenick's family members seemed to hold it together, except for his father, who was seen wiping tears from his eyes.
Grosenick was a long shot to even make it to the NHL. He only started for two years at Union College before signing with San Jose as an undrafted free agent. He spent last season and the beginning of this season in the AHL before the Sharks' backup was injured. He's certainly making the most of his opportunity.
- Dan Gartland