Player News - Sharks

Date: Team: Pos:'s Kevin Kurz pegs Tommy Wingels for a career-year in 2015-16, even if health is a bit of an issue.

Wingels has 20-goal, 50-point potential, according to Kurz. The 27-year-old would need to see quite a jump from what seemed like breakthrough seasons in 2013-14 and 2014-15 (38 and 36 points respectively) to do so. Based on those numbers, 20 goals and 40 points might be a safer wager.
Aug 30 - 2:31 PM

San Jose Sharks assistant coach Steve Spott said that spending the 2014-15 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs was a learning experience.

"You know what, I think when you have successful seasons as a coach, you don’t take time to reflect and appreciate them," Spott said. "When you go through some adversity, like we did last year, you learn a lot more. You learn a lot about yourself, you learn about how you would do things differently, what you would do the same. If anything, it was a real learning experience for me. It was my first year in the National Hockey League. I took away a ton away from it."
Aug 30 - 9:04 AM

Joel Ward is expected to provide the Sharks with some depth scoring in 2015-16.

San Jose has had issues in that regard over the past few seasons. Ward may line up alongside Logan Couture on the second line or with Chris Tierney on the third unit. He generated 19 goals and 34 points in 82 games with Washington last season. In 2013-14, Ward collected 24 markers and 25 assists. If he plays with Couture then he could be worth a flier.
Aug 26 - 2:20 PM

Steve Spott has been added to San Jose's coaching staff as an assistant.

"I'm excited to work with Steve again," said head coach Peter DeBoer, who worked with Spott for seven seasons in the OHL with Plymouth and Kitchener. "We have a great relationship and he has grown significantly as a coach in the seven years since we last worked together. We are very fortunate he was available." Spott was an assistant with the Maple Leafs last season and before that he was the bench boss of the Marlies in the AHL. He is expected to handle the Sharks' power play this season.
Aug 24 - 4:55 PM

Frazer McLaren has agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with San Jose.

He suited up in 22 games with the Toronto Marlies last season and racked up 62 penalty minutes. McLaren has 11 points and 264 minutes in the sin bin over 102 career NHL contests. He will probably spend the vast majority of the 2015-16 season in the minors, but if he plays for the Sharks then he'll be someone to consider for PIMs.
Aug 24 - 4:20 PM

Martin Jones is set to be the full-time starter for the first time in his career after signing with the San Jose Sharks in the offseason.

Now the question will be, can he handle the role? He has been the backup goaltender to one of the league’s best, in Jonathan Quick, for the past two seasons. Jones registered a 16-11-0 record in 34 games played with a .923 save percentage and 1.99 goals-against-average during his two-year stint with the Kings. He'll be 25-years old at the start of the 2015-16 season but only has 29 career starts under his belt, so there is some risk in drafting Jones as your fantasy netminder.
Source: Sportsnet
Aug 8 - 4:59 PM

The San Jose Sharks like what they've seen from prospect Dylan DeMelo.

DeMelo was recalled from the AHL last season, but he didn't suit up in an NHL game. "I think he looks really good," Barracuda coach Roy Sommer said at development camp in July. "This is his year. I think he’s going to come to camp and make a big splash. He’s a guy that you’re not going to fall in love with because he doesn’t wow you with anything, but he’s as steady as you’re going to get." The 22-year-old had five goals and 22 points in 65 AHL games last season. Even if he does crack San Jose's opening day lineup, he isn't likely to put up a ton of points.
Aug 8 - 9:38 AM

Chris Tierney knows he'll be in a battle to stick with San Jose out of training camp.

"I want to come in and earn my spot and make the team. Nothing's guaranteed," Tierney said. "But I do have the mindset like I did last year. Just come in, work hard and try to get better every day." In 43 NHL games last season, he recorded six goals and 15 assists. Tierney played well as the team's third-line center late in the 2014-15 campaign when he produced 14 points in his last 19 games. Look for him to occupy that role again this season.
Aug 3 - 12:37 PM

Logan Couture believes the Sharks have a nucleus that can win.

The Sharks missed the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons during the 2014-15 campaign. The new season brings a new coach, Peter DeBoer, along with several new players, Martin Jones, Joel Ward and Paul Martin. But the team will continue to lean on its core, specifically Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. "I talked to (GM) Doug (Wilson) a couple times throughout the summer, and we want to win," Couture said. "San Jose does. That’s our goal. We realize our best players, Jumbo and Patty, are getting a little bit older. I think we have the core to win, and Doug went out and got some very good players. Paul, Martin Jones, Joel, they’re just going to help us."
Jul 25 - 9:35 PM

Sharks forward prospect Daniil Tarasov signed with the KHL’s Moscow Dynamo this weekend.

Tarasov was unlikely to make the NHL club in 2015-16, but he was pulling his weight in the AHL, finishing with 33 points in 54 games last season. The six-foot, 185-pound right winger, was born in Moscow.
Jul 19 - 12:10 PM

San Jose Sharks prospect Timo Meier may be a few years away from contributing at the NHL level, but San Jose's management team is excited about the way he performed in development camp.

"As camp's gone on, I think he's gotten better and better," San Jose Barracuda coach Roy Sommer said of Meier. "He's a power forward, goes hard to the net, big body, and it looks like he's hard to stop. ... He's got a lot of intangibles." The Sharks selected the 18-year-old with the ninth overall pick in this summer's NHL Entry Draft. He has a very high ceiling, but don't expect him to contribute in 2015-16.
Jul 12 - 10:30 AM

Nikolay Goldobin says his dream is to make the NHL this season.

"It's my dream to make the team," said Goldobin. "It's my second year, so I'm going to work harder, harder than in my first camp. Hopefully the coaches will like me." The 19-year-old was San Jose's first round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (27th overall). He spent most of last season playing in Finland, but he did join Worcester in the AHL towards the end of the season, where he finished with three goals and five points in nine games.
Jul 12 - 10:27 AM

Timo Meier has signed an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Meier was taken by the San Jose Sharks with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. He's a versatile player that could develop into a great power forward. He certainly has stood out in the QMJHL where he had 44 goals and 90 points in 61 contests last season. He should get a fair look during training camp, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him spend another season honing his game at the junior level.
Jul 7 - 11:08 PM

Joel Ward has signed a three-year contract worth $9.75M with the San Jose Sharks.

Ward is coming off a four-year, $12M contract with Washington where he set a career high in goals (24) and points (49) in 2013-14. In all, Ward accumulated 57 goals and 121 points over four seasons and 276 games with Washington. Therefore he doesn't represent a great fantasy option now in the West for standard leagues. For deeper leagues, bear in mind Ward is entering his age-35 season.
Jul 3 - 5:21 PM

San Jose has inked Patrick McNally to a two-year, entry-level contract.

The Sharks recently acquired McNally from Vancouver in exchange for a seventh round pick. McNally had six goals and 21 points in 21 games with Harvard University in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 5:58 PM

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