|Ryan Lowe signed a 1-day professional tryout contract (PTO) with the San Jose Sharks on November 25th.
Injuries struck the Sharks and they were in desperate need of an emergency back-up goaltender behind Antti Niemi for their game that night against the Calgary Flames.
Per the terms of the PTO, Lowe was compensated with $500 and was able to keep the jersey with his name.
Lowe was given the number 1 for the night and sat on the bench after taking warm-ups with the team.
Lowe becomes the first Spartan to sign with an NHL team.
During his time at SJSU, Ryan Lowe appeared in 84 games with a 56-18-3 record and a 2.99 GAA & 3 Nat'l Championship Tournament appearances.
Lowe was also an ACHA All-American in the 2005-06 season, going 21-1-1 with a 2.33 GAA.
The Sharks unfortunately fell 2-0 to the Flames that night.
Here's the official announcement of the signing from the Sharks website.
CSN California caught up with Lowe after the game.