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Nick Petrecki | Defenseman

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
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Nick Petrecki agreed to a one-year AHL contract with the Rochester Americans.
Petrecki was cut loose by the Sharks when he didn't receive a qualifying offer from the club this off-season. He had three points and 54 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Worcester Sharks last season. Petrecki also played 14 contests with the Amerks last year when he was loaned to the club and he played with them in the playoffs. Aug 19 - 3:20 PM
Source: AHL.com

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Nick Petrecki didn't receive a qualifying offer from San Jose.

Petrecki will consequently test the unrestricted free agent market. He was taken with the 28th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, but has only played in one NHL game.
Jul 1 - 11:25 AM

Nick Petrecki has cleared waivers and been assigned to the minors.

The San Jose Sharks still have 31 players left on their training camp roster. If he ever solidifies a spot in the NHL, he might have some fantasy value as a source of penalty minutes.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 05:57:00 PM

Nick Petreck has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Petreck was a restricted free agent. He had six points and 135 penalty minutes in 42 AHL games last season.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 01:40:00 PM

San Jose Sharks extend qualifying offers to Nick Petrecki and Marek Viedensky.

Petrecki was the Sharks' first-round pick in 2007 but has yet to live up to the draft status. He spent the past four seasons with AHL Worchester before making his NHL debut this season. He had no points and no penalty minutes in one game in 2013. Viedensky has yet to appear in an NHL game since being drafted in the seventh round in 2009. The team also declined qualifying offers to Tommy Grant and Thomas Heemskerk, meaning both players become unrestricted free agents. Justin Sefton was not offered a contract by the June 1 deadline and was eligible to re-enter the draft.
Source: NHL.com
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 05:33:00 PM

Nick Petrecki has passed through waivers and has been sent to the minors.

Petrecki is on a two-way deal so sending the 23-year-old down to Worcester of the AHL will save the Sharks money. He has been a disappointment since being drafted in the first round, 28th overall in the 2007 Draft when the Sharks loved his hard hitting and heavy shot from the point.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 10:56:00 AM

Nick Petrecki has been waived by the San Jose Sharks.

The move could be a precursor to Brent Burns getting back into the lineup, but that may or may not happen as soon as Saturday afternoon. Petrecki played in just one game with San Jose and he'll probably head to the minors if he clears.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 02:58:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks have loaned Nick Petrecki to Worcester of the AHL.

He is being sent to the minors on a conditioning stint and the move allows the Sharks to send him down without putting him on waivers. He remains on the Sharks 23 man roster and will continue to collect an NHL salary.
Mon, Feb 4, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Nick Petrecki will likely be the odd man out when Justin Demers is able to return to action.

Demers is close to returning and that will give the Sharks an extra blueliner. Petrecki is on a two-way contract and could use the playing time, so the 23-year-old first round pick in 2007 is the best candidate to be sent down.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 11:05:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks have inked Nick Petrecki to a one-year contract.

The Sharks wouldn't reveal the financial terms of the deal, but CapGeek.com reported that it's a two-way contract worth $650,000 annually in the NHL. Petrecki has three points and 53 penalty minutes in 16 AHL contests.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Defenseman Nick Petrecki is out of action with a hand injury.

Petrecki has been a disappointment for the Sharks after being taken in the first round, 28th overall, in the 2007 Draft. At age 23, he has yet to play in the NHL and has been passed on the overall depth chart by a couple of teammates on the blueline in Worcester. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012 09:10:00 AM

Nick Petrecki has signed with the AHL Worcester Sharks.

Petrecki had nine points and 107 penalty minutes in 68 games with Worcester last season. He was taken with the 28th overall pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: AHL.com
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 02:27:00 PM

Nick Petrecki has been sent down to AHL Worcester.

Petrecki took part in San Jose's training camp until he was cut on Monday. He had 14 points and 129 penalty minutes in 67 AHL contests last season.
Mon, Sep 26, 2011 05:59:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks have recalled Nick Petrecki from the minors.

Petrecki was the Sharks first round pick, 28th overall in the 2007 Entry Draft. He struggled last season with only 14 points and 106 penalty minutes in 65 games and has only seven points with 86 penalty minutes, including eight fighting majors, in 40 games this season. It looks like the defenseman will provide some toughness for the Sharks on the blueline when he plays.
Fri, Feb 18, 2011 09:46:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks have sent Nick Petrecki to the minors.

This is not a surprise as the defenseman struggled last season with Worcester of the AHL and actually was a healthy scratch in the AHL playoffs. He had 14 points and 106 minutes in 65 games last season. Look for a bounce back season from the 28th overall pick in the 2007 Entry Draft.
Thu, Sep 30, 2010 12:42:00 PM

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