Player News - Sharks

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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 spend 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

Mark Cundari has inked a one-year, two-way deal with the San Jose Sharks.

Cundari's contract will come with a $600,000 cap hit if he plays in the NHL. He had 29 points and 64 penalty minutes in 50 AHL contests in 2014-15.
Jul 2 - 5:56 PM

Micheal Haley has agreed to a one-year extension with the San Jose Sharks.

Haley had 31 points and 106 penalty minutes in 68 AHL contests last season. At the age of 29, he should be regarded as an organizational depth forward.
Jul 2 - 4:11 PM

The San Jose Sharks have signed John McCarthy to a one-year, two-way deal.

McCarthy had 14 goals and 26 points in 60 AHL games in 2014-15. The 28-year-old forward has participated in 87 career NHL contests.
Jul 2 - 4:10 PM

The Washington Capitals signing of Justin Williams makes it highly unlikely that Joel Ward will be returning to the team.

Ward is also an unrestricted free agent and while he was a valuable asset to the Capitals last season with 19 goals and 34 points, he will likely be taking his talents elsewhere. He reportedly had six teams interested in his services last week so it remains to be seen where he will end up.
Jul 2 - 10:08 AM

Paul Martin has signed a four-year contract with the San Jose Sharks with an annual average value of $4.85 million.

This is a big signing for the Sharks, especially since they lost out on a trade for Kevin Bieksa. Martin should slot in as a top-four rearguard and get some second power-play ice time with the Sharks. That should be good enough for him to better his 20-point effort of 2014-15. We expect Martin to register between 25-30 points in San Jose, which makes him a marginal fantasy asset.
Jul 1 - 12:44 PM

Martin Jones has inked a three-year, $9 million contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Jones was eligible to test the restricted free agent market. He played for Los Angeles last season, but was dealt to Boston and then San Jose over the course of the last week. Jones had a 2.25 GAA and .906 save percentage in 15 contests last season. The move to San Jose gives him an opportunity to compete for a starting gig and he's not a bad late round gamble in standard fantasy league drafts as a result. Just don't get too excited about his career NHL numbers given the relatively small sample size.
Jul 1 - 10:22 AM

Bryan Lerg has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks.

The 29-year-old forward probably won't be gracing your fantasy squad any time soon, but he did put up 13 goals and 41 points in 68 games for AHL Worcester last season. His AHL salary is not yet known, but he did make $125K in 2014-15. He'll ding the cap at a $600K rate while with San Jose, though.
Jun 30 - 8:03 PM

Martin Jones may have a contract with San Jose by the end of the day, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.

Dreger spoke to Jones' agent and a new deal appears to be moving along swiftly for the restricted free agent. Jones was traded to Boston just before the draft and then flipped to the Sharks.
Jun 30 - 4:39 PM

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