Comox-born Adin Hill making a great save for the Arizona Coyotes

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Comox-Born NHL Goaltender Traded to the San Jose Sharks

Local boy gets a new team

Adin Hill was traded days before the Arizona Coyotes were expected to lose him in the upcoming expansion draft

Goaltender Adin Hill was traded to the San Jose Sharks for a second-round pick in 2022 and goalie prospect Josef Korenar. Hill was born in Comox.

Hill is one of two NHL goalies born on Vancouver Island. The other being Laurent Brossoit, from Port Alberni, who plays with the Edmonton Oilers. 

San Jose also got a seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft in the trade.

Hill, 25, spent his first four NHL seasons with the Arizona Coyotes. Hill was 9-9 in 17 starts (19 games) and had a.913 save percentage and 2.74 goals-against average this season. In his 49 game career, Hill is 19-21-4 with a 2.79 goals-against-average and a .909 save percentage.

“Adin is an extremely competitive and athletic goaltender, and he has played a significant amount of professional hockey games despite being only 25 years old,” general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. “We have been impressed with the trajectory of his play, particularly his ability to make saves in high-danger scoring opportunities.”

The trade happened just days before the NHL expansion draft, where the new Seattle Kraken franchise gets to choose players from existing franchises to build a roster for their new team. Hill is a pending restricted free agent seeking a new contract. As a result, the goaltender was one of the players the Arizona Coyotes were expected to lose to the new Seattle franchise in the draft.

Hill was a part of the Gold Medal-winning Canadian team at the recent World Championship in Latvia.



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