Player News - Sharks

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The San Jose Sharks top power play unit looks to be outstanding.

When you start off with Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Logan Couture up front and add Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson on the point, there should be plenty of scoring with the man-advantage for the Sharks. Look for a big year from all five, especially Thornton, Pavelski and Karlsson who all were injured last season for portions of the season.
Sep 24 - 9:46 AM

San Jose has put Tim Clifton on waivers with the intention of sending him to the minors.

Clifton had two goals and nine points in 36 games for the AHL's San Jose Barracuda last season.
Sep 23 - 2:31 PM

Timo Meier has been lining up on the second line with Logan Couture and Tomas Hertl.

The Sharks top line will be Joe Thornton, Joe Pavelski and Evander Kane and if Meier can perform, his fantasy value will shoot up on the second unit. He managed 21 goals and 36 points last season as a 21-year-old and has a bright future with the Sharks. Look for 25-30 goals and 50 points from the former ninth overall pick in the deep 2015 Draft.
Sep 23 - 9:23 AM

Tomas Hertl posted three assists with a plus-2 rating in Saturday's preseason shootout loss against the Golden Knights.

Hertl signed a four-year contract extension over the summer after racking up 22 goals with 24 assists across 79 games in 2017-18, tying a career best with 46 points. The 24-year-old Czech also posted career best with six power-play goals and 12 total points on the man advantage. He is just scratching the surface and he could take another big step forward this season. Hertl is a solid late-round fantasy sleeper who could easily exceed his ADP.
Sep 23 - 1:44 AM

The San Jose Sharks have signed Jacob McGrew to an entry-level contract.

The 19-year-old was drafted in the sixth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. He had 19 goals and 19 assists in 65 games with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs last season. Expect him to go back to junior at some point soon.
Sep 22 - 7:02 PM

Joe Pavelski and the San Jose Sharks haven't engaged in contract talks.

Pavelski is entering the final season of his five-year, $30 million contract. He's spent his entire career with San Jose and would like to sign an extension with the Sharks. That said, he's not concerned about the lack of negotiations. "Joe’s goal from the day he was drafted by the Sharks is to win a Stanley Cup," agent Dan Plante said. "That’s what it’s about. … He’s a mentally strong kid and he’s a smart guy. I know (his contract is) not going to be a distraction to him. At the same time, here’s a guy that’s paid his dues and is part of the thread of what the Sharks are all about. I hope at some point we get a chance to sit and talk."
Sep 21 - 5:00 PM

Joonas Donskoi scored a goal and two assists in a 7-3 preseason win over the Anaheim Ducks Thursday night

Donskoi picked up his first assist of the night in the second period, before scoring a goal and adding another helper in the third frame. The Finnish winger will look to improve on his career-best goal total from the 2017-18 season, where he scored 14 goals in 66 games.
Sep 21 - 12:45 AM

The San Jose Sharks have cut Jeffrey Viel from their training camp roster.

Viel had 39 goals, 62 points, and 127 penalty minutes in 58 QMJHL games in 2017-18. This will be the 21-year-old's first pro campaign.
Sep 20 - 2:34 PM

Zach Frye is no longer on San Jose's training camp roster.

Frye will report to the AHL's San Jose Barracuda instead. He had 34 points and 100 penalty minutes in 35 games with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks last season. He also recorded two assists and 25 penalty minutes in 11 games at the AHL level.
Sep 20 - 2:32 PM

Matt Fonteyne has been sent to the minors.

Fonteyne had been participating in the Sharks' training camp. He scored 35 goals and 88 points in 72 WHL games in 2017-18, but will likely play in the AHL this season.
Sep 20 - 2:30 PM

Max Paddock has been released from San Jose's training camp roster.

Paddock will start the season in the WHL, as anticipated. He posted a 2.90 GAA and .904 save percentage in 33 games with the WHL's Regina Pats last season.
Sep 20 - 2:28 PM

As far as Erik Karlsson's contract situation goes, he's not looking beyond the 2018-19 campaign yet.

San Jose recently acquired Karlsson, who has a season left on his contract, from the Ottawa Senators. While the Sharks likely hope to turn this into more than a rental, it's not surprising that Karlsson wants some time to settle in before making any decisions about his future. This could be a very special season for Karlsson and the Sharks though. San Jose looked like a strong team before the trade and now they arguably have the two best offensive defensemen in the league in Karlsson and Brent Burns. "I see this as an extremely motivating challenge to grow as a player and as a person," Karlsson said. "I think, from everything so far, I’m going to have a great opportunity to do that here."
Sep 20 - 6:14 AM

Erik Karlsson was paired with Marc-Edouard Vlasic at Wednesday's practice.

This marked Karlsson's first session as a member of the Sharks following his trade from the Ottawa Senators. Brent Burns is slated to be paired with Justin Braun, who he skated with on Wednesday, or Joakim Ryan, who had the day off after he played on Tuesday night.
Sep 19 - 2:06 PM

Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray had a shot at acquiring Erik Karlsson from Ottawa, but didn't want to get him with only a year left on his contract.

"You’re not going to trade for him for one year," Murray said. "You’ve got to be able to think you can sign him going forward and I just didn’t feel we would be in a position to sign him going forward. That’s the way it is right now with our hockey team." The Ducks only have a little over $6 million in cap space available and already have $69 million committed to players in 2019-20, so they're not in a good position to sign another superstar for the long term. Still, it must have hurt to see Karlsson traded to the rival San Jose Sharks instead.
Sep 19 - 11:35 AM

Ivan Chekhovich posted two goals with an assist, a plus-4 rating and six shots on goal in Tuesday's preseason victory against the Ducks.

Chekhovich posted 29 goals and 31 assists in 65 games at the QMJHL level last season before adding three goals and six assists in six games with the organization's AHL affiliate in San Jose. If he continues to produce like he did Tuesday, he might force his way onto the team's regular season roster to start. He has a ton of offensive skill and could be a nice late-round fantasy sleeper who pays big dividends.
Sep 19 - 3:18 AM


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