Saturday, November 3, 2012

Aaron Sorochan

1 NHL Game

December 21, 2008 Edmonton Oilers vs. New Jersey Devils. 1-3 loss.


   Aaron Sorochan grew up in Edmonton. He was an Oilers fan for as long as he could remember, having attended games as a kid and even witnessing the Oilers claim their first Stanley Cup. On December 21, 2008 he received a call that any fan only dreams about. Oilers goalie Dwayne Roloson was suffering from a strep throat that would cause him to miss the night's game. Edmonton's usual call ups were too far away to fly in on time so the Oilers had to find a local goaltender to serve as Mathieu Garon's backup. Sorochan was playing for the University of Alberta's Golden Bears when the Oilers signed him to a 24-hour emergency contract. "Not many people can say they dressed for an NHL regular-season game," said Sorochan. "I mean, I'm out there in the warm-up and across the red line is Martin Brodeur, the greatest goalie in the game. I'm going to remember that for the rest of my life." (1) 

   Sorochan went undrafted through his junior hockey career in the WHL. He was a first team All-Star in his last year of junior with the 2004/05 Lethbridge Hurricanes. Sorochan was invited to the 2005 Washington Capitals training camp but didn't get offered a contract. He elected to attended the University of Alberta instead of embarking on a pro career. He spent four great years at the university and helped them capture the 2006 and 2008 CIS University Cup.

  Sorochan attended the 2009 Edmonton Oilers training camp. He signed a one-year pro contract with the 2009/10 AHL Springfield Falcons. Sorochan spent most of that season on the bench and retired at year's end.

  • Wore #30 with Edmonton Oilers 

Career stats from
Born  -- Edmonton, ALTA 
Height 6.00 -- Weight 185 -- Shoots L
RS ScoringRS Goalie StatsPO Scoring
2000-01Prince Albert RaidersWHL25181141100005.2641206710.870---
2001-02Prince Albert RaidersWHL390141999150214.501220110480.875---
2002-03Prince Albert RaidersWHL491122736166003.641527211840.877---
2003-04Vancouver GiantsWHL472182704107032.372314712060.9191100
2004-05Lethbridge HurricanesWHL65003803139052.193519815380.917---
2005-06U. of AlbertaCWUAA32214183966212.1525617050.914
2006-07U. of AlbertaCWUAA3138
2007-08U. of AlbertaCWUAA2528
2008-09U. of AlbertaCWUAA1816105029001.6615124280.937
2009-10Springfield FalconsAHL100045130003.991502020.871---
2009-10Stockton ThunderECHL70236729104.741321850.864---

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