There are a number of different adjectives to describe Alex Stalock’s 48-day stint with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. Frustrating. Weird. Disappointing. And, ultimately, demoralizing. “Obviously, that was the low point of my career,” Stalock said, when asked about the end to his 2015-16 season. It will be top of mind Thursday as the veteran goaltender gets the call for the Minnesota Wild with the Leafs visiting Xcel Energy Center. He’s come a long way since enduring the torment in Toronto. What hurt Stalock most was not being given much of a chance after he was acquired from San Jose at the 2016 trade deadline. The Leafs were in full churn mode at that point – selling cap space and roster spots for futures on their way to the last-place finish that helped secure Auston Matthews. You can count Stalock among those who ended up as collateral damage in their calculated rebuilding efforts.
Wild goalie Stalock reflects on demoralizing stint with Maple Leafs
Sportsnet | Dec 14