Player News - Sharks

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San Jose was impressed by Josh Norris' showing at the scouting combine.

Norris placed first in pro agility left and right, peak power, vertical jump (26.19 inches) and standing long jump (118 inches). "He's a guy that came into the combine and just blew it away," GM Doug Wilson said. "His athletic ability, his interview. Those are some final pieces. He's a kid that in big games, he plays his best hockey." The Sharks also likened Norris' hockey sense and his compete factor to Logan Couture.
Jun 24 - 11:52 AM

San Jose chose Mario Ferraro with the 49th overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

The Sharks acquired the selection from the New Jersey Devils in the Mirco Mueller trade last weekend. Ferraro is described as a mobile, puck-mover and he displayed offensive potential in 2016-17 when he amassed 41 points in 60 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL.
Jun 24 - 11:43 AM

Josh Norris has been selected 19th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

Norris flies under the radar because he suited up for the US National Development Program last season, but his two-way ability hasn't gone unnoticed with scouts. His hockey smarts are off the charts and his offensive numbers aren't too shabby either (27 goals and 60 points in 61 games). As good as he is at both ends of the ice, Norris probably doesn't have the offensive potential to develop into a top-line center at the next level. Still, he should be able to put together a nice career in the NHL. He'll play college hockey at the University of Michigan next season.
Jun 23 - 8:57 PM

Brent Burns has won the James Norris Memorial Trophy.

Burns was named the best defenseman of the 2016-17 campaign over fellow finalists Erik Karlsson and Victor Hedman. This is the first time that Burns has claimed this honor and the first time that a San Jose Sharks player has won the award. He led all blueliners with 29 goals and 76 points in 82 contests while averaging 24:51 minutes per contest. Burns also had a plus-19 rating and blocked 142 shots. It's worth noting that the voting for the Norris Trophy was close with Burns getting 1,437 points to Karlsson's 1,292.
Jun 21 - 8:33 PM

Not that it comes as a surprise, but Joe Thornton wasn't among the San Jose Sharks' list of protected players.

Thornton is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, so there was no expectation that the Sharks would protect him. That being said, Vegas does have a 72-hour window to talk to pending UFAs like Thornton. In the event that Vegas was able to come to terms with Thornton then that would count as the player they took with the Sharks. It would be a surprise if that happened, but that's just some food for thought. Thornton is currently recovering from a torn ACL/MCL and might be ready for the start of the 2017-18 campaign. He's engaged in contract talks with San Jose and it's believed that he's seeking a three-year deal.
Jun 18 - 1:46 PM

Ryan Carpenter has re-signed with the San Jose Sharks for two years.

It is also a two-way deal for the 26-year-old who had 39 points in 54 AHL games but had 17 points in 15 playoff games for the Barracuda. Carpenter could make the Sharks as a bottom-six forward but his fantasy value will be miniscule.
Jun 18 - 10:05 AM

Tim Heed has signed a two-year/two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Heed was eligible to become an RFA on July 1. The 26-year-old defenseman had 56 points with the Barracuda of the AHL but really is a depth NHLer at best at this time.
Jun 18 - 10:02 AM

The San Jose Sharks have signed Joakim Ryan to a two-year contract.

He had a terrific season in the AHL, as he had 10 goals and 39 assists in 65 games. "Joakim served as an anchor on both sides of the puck for the Barracuda this past season," said Sharks Assistant General Manager and San Jose Barracuda General Manager Joe Will. "He continued his stellar play in the AHL playoffs and we're very excited to see him compete for an NHL spot come training camp."
Jun 17 - 10:08 PM

Joe Thornton, who is recovering from a torn ACL and MCL, has been working out daily at the Sharks' practice facility.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson believes that Thornton will be ready for the start of the 2017-18 campaign. Thornton is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but he's engaged in contract talks with San Jose. Based on a previous report, it's believed that Thornton is seeking a three-year deal.
Jun 16 - 3:43 PM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic's agent said that contract extension talks have been going well with the San Jose Sharks.

Vlasic has one season left on his five-year, $21.25 million deal. The 30-year-old defenseman had 28 points in 75 contests last season while averaging 21:14 minutes per game. The two sides are talking about a long-term deal and an agreement could be announced in early July if all goes well.
Jun 8 - 4:09 PM

Contract talks between Martin Jones and the San Jose Sharks are reportedly going well.

TSN's Pierre LeBrun has reported that all signs point to an extension coming in early July. Jones has one more season remaining on his current contract.
Jun 7 - 6:19 PM

Troy Grosenick has agreed to a two-year, two-way contract with the San Jose Sharks.

At the NHL level Grosenick will come with a $650,000 annual cap hit. The 27-year-old goaltender is coming off a strong season in the AHL where he posted a 2.04 GAA and .926 save percentage in 49 contests. If Aaron Dell is selected by Vegas in the expansion draft then there's a chance that Grosenick will take over the backup gig in San Jose for the 2017-18 campaign.
Jun 5 - 6:42 PM

San Jose Sharks beat reporter Kevin Kurz believes defenseman Justin Braun could be traded this summer.

The Sharks have committed $27 million to their top seven defensemen next season. On top of that, they'll have to give Marc-Edouard Vlasic a raise, as he's set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season. Braun doesn't provide much in the way of offense, but he's a reliable defender in his own end. The 30-year-old had four goals and nine assists while averaging 20:04 of ice time in 81 games. Braun has three years remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $3.8 million. The Sharks could certainly use another offensive weapon or two up front.
Jun 3 - 9:34 AM

Larry Robinson is expected to leave the San Jose Sharks once his contract expires on July 1.

The former Montreal Canadiens great, has been with the Sharks organization for five seasons but at the age of 65, wants to be closer to his Bradenton, Florida home. He was an associate coach for a couple of years and had been the director of player development for the last three campaigns.
May 28 - 8:36 AM

San Jose made the signing of Radim Simek official on Tuesday,

He agreed to a one-year contract with the Sharks after playing 211 games in the Czech Extraliga. "Radim is a quick transition defenseman who drives the play offensively and plays with a physical edge," GM Doug Wilson said in a statement. "We like his offensive instincts especially on special teams and think his game will translate well in North America."
May 24 - 11:22 AM


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