Player News - Sharks

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Marcus Sorensen has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks.

Sorensen had a goal and four points in 19 games with San Jose in 2016-17. He also contributed 17 goals and 34 points in 43 contests at the AHL level. "In Marcus' first year in North America, he quickly showed that he is a skilled player with the ability to contribute to the team's success," said Sharks assistant GM Joe Will. "The time he spent with the Sharks this season, and the positive impact he had, proved that he can be an effective player at the highest level. We're excited to see him compete for a spot with the Sharks at training camp in the fall."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 18 - 6:18 PM

Josef Korenar has signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Korenar posted a 2.22 GAA and .925 save percentage in 32 USHL games last season. The 19-year-old was an undrafted free agent prospect. "Josef is a goaltender that has been on our radar for a while now, following his success with HC Dukla Jihlava in the Czech league and with Lincoln of the United States Hockey League last season, and he really cemented his status at our development camp this summer," said Sharks assistant GM Joe Will. "We like his hockey IQ, as well as his athleticism, and strongly considered selecting him in the 2017 NHL Draft, but are happy we were able to add him to our incoming group of prospects this summer. We would like to thank Lincoln General Manager John Hull for his help throughout the process."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 15 - 6:47 PM

Rudolfs Balcers has inked an entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Balcers scored 40 goals and 77 points in 66 WHL games last season. He was selected with the 142nd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 14 - 11:27 AM

Chris Tierney has accepted his qualifying offer.

Tierney will consequently earn $735,000 in 2017-18 on a one-way deal. He had 11 goals and 23 points in 80 contests last season.
Jul 10 - 10:36 PM

Brandon Bollig's one-year contract is reportedly worth $650,000.

Bollig agreed to the contract on Thursday. He had 11 goals, 22 points, and 136 penalty minutes in 60 AHL games last season. He won the Stanley Cup with Chicago in 2013.
Jul 5 - 4:01 PM

The San Jose Sharks have signed Brandon Bollig to a one-year contract.

The Sharks didn't release the financial terms of the deal, but it's probably a two-way contract. After all, Bollig spent the full 2016-17 in the AHL where he recorded 11 goals, 22 points, and 136 penalty minutes in 60 games. He has 23 points and 392 penalty minutes in 241 career NHL contests. "Bollig is a competitive player who will add a tough edge to the Sharks," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "He brings with him a lot of playoff experience and a Stanley Cup Championship. His grit and physicality will be a great addition to our team."
Source: NHL.com
Jul 4 - 2:17 PM

The reason why it took so long for Joe Thornton's contract to be finalized was because his final dollar amount was tied to Patrick Marleau's signing decision.

Had Marleau agreed to sign with San Jose then Thornton would have taken less money to make everything work from a salary cap perspective. Ultimately though Marleau decided to sign with Toronto, so Thornton inked a one-year, $8 million contract with San Jose. "Obviously, I'm bummed that Patty's not coming back," Thornton said. "I think he's going to do great in Toronto. I think it's going be a good fit. Patty will be a Shark for life and he'll go down as the best Shark of all-time."
Jul 3 - 10:46 AM

Sharks GM Doug Wilson hinted that Joe Thornton's final contract number hinged on whether friend and teammate Patrick Marleau stayed with the team.

"Joe deserves a huge compliment for what he was willing to do," Wilson was quoted as saying. Shortly after Patrick Marleau chose to sign with Toronto as an unrestricted free agent, the Sharks announced Thornton's one year deal was official. It was, however, about $1 to $1.5 million more than insiders were speculating on Saturday. "Patrick has been a pillar of this franchise since he was drafted as a 17-year-old in 1997, and has become one of the elite players in our team's history," said Wilson.
Source: NHLcom
Jul 2 - 10:14 PM

San Jose has officially announced the signing of Joe Thornton to a one-year contract.

According to the Top Shelf Hockey agency, the deal is worth $8 million. The Sharks didn't disclose the terms. Thornton had seven goals and 43 assists in 79 games last season.
Jul 2 - 9:44 PM

The San Jose Sharks have announced the signing of Antoine Bibeau to a one-year, two-way deal.

Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "We're excited to have Antoine Bibeau join our already strong goaltending stable," said Joe Will, Assistant General Manager of the San Jose Sharks. "He adds tremendous depth at an important position, has an incredible amount of American Hockey League experience for such a young man, and has proven he can play at the NHL level." Bibeau played in two NHL games for the Leafs this past season, posting a 1-1-0 record with a 1.99 goals against average and a .927 save percentage.
Jul 1 - 10:34 PM

The San Jose Sharks have reportedly re-signed Joe Thornton to a one-year, $6.5 million contract.

Thornton reportedly was seeking a three-year deal, so if the Sharks were indeed able to land him for just a single season then that's great for the team. While Thornton still can contribute offensively, he'll turn 38 years old on Sunday so his age is becoming an increasing factor that makes any sort of multi-year contract a big risk. At $6.5 million, his cap hit is on the higher end given that he's coming off a 50-point campaign, but that higher salary is presumably what it took to keep his term to a single season.
Jul 1 - 3:19 PM

The San Jose Sharks and Martin Jones have agreed to a six-year/$34.5 million contract extension.

Jones has been outstanding for the Sharks in the two seasons since he was traded from Los Angeles, via Boston, to the Sharks. He was 35-23-6 last season with a 2.40 GAA and a .912 save percentage after a 37-23-4 mark the previous season with a 2.27 GAA and a .918 save percentage. He should be drafted between five and 10 among goalies.
Jul 1 - 1:05 PM

The San Jose Sharks have re-signed Marc-Edouard Vlasic to an eight-year/$56 million contract.

The deal will take effect at the start of the 2018-19 season. Vlasic is one of the best defensemen in the NHL but only had 28 points in 75 games last season after an eight goal, 39 point effort in 67 games the year before. Look for a 35-40 point season next year for the blueliner and draft him accordingly.
Jul 1 - 12:59 PM

The San Jose Sharks are reportedly willing to sign Joe Thornton to a multi-year contract.

The term might still be an issue though as it's believed that Thornton wants a three-year deal, but San Jose hasn't gone higher than two years. Thornton will celebrate his 38th birthday on Sunday, so it wouldn't be surprising if San Jose is indeed reluctant to offer that third season. Thornton is eligible to become a free agent on Saturday. As previously reported, San Jose is also believed to be offering Patrick Marleau a two-year deal.
Jun 30 - 6:12 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are among the teams that have contacted Joe Thornton.

Don't read too much into that as there are a lot of teams that have expressed at least some interest in Thornton. That being said, he would be an interesting fit in with the Maple Leafs. Toronto's an up-and-coming team with a lot of talented rookies that are about to become sophomores and Thornton could be a wealth of information for them.
Jun 29 - 2:02 PM


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