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Bystedt Has Night To Remember in AHL Debut…Against Likely Retiring Sharks Fan Favorite



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Filip Bystedt had an AHL debut to remember.

In his first pro game on North American soil, the 2022 San Jose Sharks’ first-round pick scored two goals and added an assist in the Barracuda’s 6-5 shootout loss to the San Diego Gulls.

Late in the second period, Bystedt got hold of a Kyle Rau set-up to blast a one-timer past Alex Stalock.

It was ironic that Bystedt’s first goal in his North American pro debut would be against San Jose Sharks fan favorite Stalock, who Barracuda play-by-play announcer Nick Nollenberger said might be playing his last game.

Stalock, 36, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the 2005 Draft…when Bystedt was one years old.

Then, midway through the final frame, Bystedt used his long reach to pull back an Ethan Frisch alley-oop and slam it home.

Bystedt would add a secondary assist on Ethan Cardwell’s 21st of the year.

The 6-foot-4 centerman, just arrived from Sweden, most recently with Linkoping HC, met the Cuda in San Diego on Monday.

The Barracuda are in the midst of a five-game road trip.

San Jose also visits the Coachella Valley Firebirds on Thursday and the Ontario Reign this Saturday.

Bystedt is set to make his home debut next Wednesday night against the Henderson Silver Knights.

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Thank you Sheng. Alex has had a pretty good run. Best of luck in the future to him and his family. Filip Bystedt Sure sounds like he’s excited to be here. Can’t wait to see what all the prospects work on over the summer and who the Sharks and Barracuda sign to help out the teams. Praying for Logan’s recovery and the hockey gods to grant us our FOA pick.

Fin Coe

*Kyle Rau, not Chad

Hats off to Stalock, he was a good soldier here and everywhere he went, maybe not the career he hoped for but certainly one to be proud of.


Sharks just signed the top college free agent Collin Graf. Stuff I’m reading is suggesting he’ll probably be a decent middle 6 player.

Fin Coe

That’s the equivalent of a second-round draft pick falling into our laps. And already seasoned, with three years of strong NCAA performance under his belt. What a win.


TSN said about 20 teams were interested in signing him..he didn’t fall into the sharks lap Mike Grier went out and made it happen…good signing and a good opportunity for Graf


And great Ahl debut for Bystedt

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