Josh Shalla
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 09/25/1991
DRAFTED: NSH: 2011-94 overall
CAREER NOTES: Helped the Cincinnati Cyclones (ECHL) advance to the 2014 Kelly Cup Final, tying for the postseason lead in goals (11) and ranking sixth among all skaters in points (17)… Ranked second in power-play goals (4) and tied for third in game-winning goals (3) during the 2014 ECHL postseason… Ranked seventh among ECHL forwards in plus/minus rating (+20) in 2013-14 despite only playing in 29 of Cincinnati’s 72 games… Ranked among the ECHL’s Top 20 in both goals per game (.48) and points per game (1.03) during the 2013-14 season… Led Cincinnati in goals (21) despite playing in only 37 of the team’s 72 games in 2012-13. Played the rest of the season with Milwaukee (AHL)… Ranked seventh in the ECHL in goals per game, and fourth among league rookies (.57), in 2012-13… Selected to the 2013 ECHL All-Star Game… Played in both the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs for Milwaukee, and the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs for Cincinnati, helping the Cyclones reach the Eastern Conference Final… Finished his career as the all-time leading goal scorer in Saginaw Spirit franchise history (133), doing so in 189 games from 2009-12… Tied for eighth in Ontario Hockey League goal scoring, tied for 16th in game-winning goals (5) and ranked 17th in points in 2011-12, his third season with Saginaw, despite missing 15 games… Second in the “Hardest Shot” category and tied for second in the “Best Shot” category of the 2012 OHL Western Conference Coaches’ poll. Also voted third-most dangerous player in the goal area for the second consecutive season… Paced Saginaw in assists (10), and ranked second on the club in points (14) during the 2012 OHL Playoffs… Ranked fifth in the OHL, and set a Saginaw franchise record, in goals (47) in his second season with the Spirit in 2010-11… A 2010-11 OHL Third-Team All-Star… Tied for second in the OHL in shorthanded markers (5), and tied for 12th in League power-play goals (14) in 2010-11… Finished third in the “Most Dangerous in the Goal Area” category of the 2011 OHL Western Conference Coaches’ Poll… Led the 2010-11 Spirit in points (72)… Recipient of Saginaw’s 2011 Northwood University Academic Award… Paced Saginaw in 2011 playoff points (8g-7a-15pts), goals and power-play goals (5)… Tied for 13th in 2011 OHL Playoff goals and fourth in power-play goals despite playing only 12 games/two rounds… Led the 2009-10 Saginaw Spirit in goals (32) and power-play goals (12), and ranked second in points (65)… Recognized as the second-most improved player in the 2010 OHL Western Conference Coaches Poll… Traded to Saginaw in June 2009 after splitting the 2008-09 season between Guelph and Brampton… Traded from Brampton to Guelph on Jan. 9, 2009… On Twitter @Shalls91.