Player News - Sharks

Date: Team: Pos:

Logan Couture says his mouth is still pretty sore after undergoing facial surgery.

The fact that he's still sore five months after taking a puck to the face is pretty telling. "There’s good days and bad days," Couture said. "My bottom teeth are still my real teeth. They’ve tried to keep them so I don’t lose them. I don’t know if I’ll be able to, they’re still pretty sore. My top teeth are all fake now – my front six, I think. So, it’s different. It just feels different in my mouth. But everything else with my face and all that is healed. I’m lucky that it’s an injury that didn’t affect my training, and hopefully won’t affect me going forward." It sounds like he'll be fine for the start of training camp next month.
Aug 18 - 10:38 AM

Barclay Goodrow has agreed to a two-year contract with San Jose.

Goodrow produced 25 goals and 20 assists in 61 games with the San Jose Barracuda of the AHL last season. He also had 10 points in 15 playoff outings and picked up one assist in three NHL appearances. "Barclay played a key role in the success of the Barracuda last season and we feel he took a step forward in his development," said Sharks assistant GM and Barracuda GM Joe Will. "He took on more of a leadership role with the Barracuda and we look forward to him competing for a spot in the NHL this season."
Aug 7 - 6:01 PM

Tomas Hertl could be in store for an increased role on the Sharks in 2017-18.

Hertl was limited to 49 games last season, but a full campaign alongside Joe Pavelski and Joe Thornton as well as a suspected rise in power-play time gives him the potential for a big bounce-back effort. The Sharks need players like Hertl, Timo Meier, Joonas Donskoi and Mikkel Boedker to step up in 2017-18. It's a situation to keep an eye on at training camp because there could be plenty of experimentation when it comes to combinations.
Aug 1 - 3:59 PM

Dave Barr has been named an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks.

"Dave is a veteran coach with a long history of development at all levels," said bench boss Peter DeBoer. "We're excited we were able to add him to our staff." Barr was an associate coach of the Florida Panthers during the 2016-17 season. He has worked with DeBoer before when they were in New Jersey.
Jul 26 - 5:03 PM

San Jose prospect Dylan Gambrell will be back with the University of Denver in 2017-18.

The Sharks selected him with the 60th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. "We're getting an All-American — an elite college hockey player — back, and I'm really proud of his maturity for understanding what's best for him, in that fact that he wants to get close to his degree and he wants to get to the level where he can walk right into the NHL," said coach Jim Montgomery. "I've always encouraged our players to not leave school (early) to play in the American Hockey League." He netted 13 goals and 42 points in 38 contests last season during his sophomore campaign.
Source: Denver Post
Jul 24 - 12:14 PM

The San Jose Barracuda have inked Bryan Moore to an AHL contract.

San Jose is affiliated with the Sharks. Moore had 27 goals, 51 points, and 140 penalty minutes in 50 ECHL contests in 2016-17.
Jul 21 - 8:51 PM

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


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