Player News - Sharks

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The San Jose Sharks have acquired Kyle Wood from the Arizona Coyotes for Adam Helewka.

Wood was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. "Kyle possesses a rare combination of size and skill on the blueline and we're excited to add him to our organization," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "He was an AHL All-Star in his first professional season and we think his game will continue to evolve." The 22-year-old has played two full seasons in the AHL, but he hasn't suited up in an NHL game yet. Wood had three goals and 19 points in 49 games with AHL Tucson in 2017-18.
Jun 14 - 9:37 PM

Joe Thornton and the San Jose Sharks are mutually interested in signing an extension.

The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun adds that the two sides would like to get a deal done "when the time is right". LeBrun also added that Thornton didn't enjoy the free agency process last season, so he's apprehensive about going through it again. The veteran suffered a knee injury in late January and was never able to return to the ice. The 38-year-old had 13 goals and 36 points in 47 games last season. Assuming something gets done with the Sharks, expect it to be a one-year deal. Of course, San Jose's interest could diminish if they're able to land John Tavares in free agency.
Jun 12 - 7:53 PM

Chris Tierney is slated to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

Tierney will celebrate his 24th birthday on free agent frenzy day (or Canada Day as it is known in the U.S.) and should get himself a nice pay raise as he scored 17 goals and 40 points in a full 2017-18 season. The former second round pick finished his entry-level contract and could get a nice two-year bridge contract as he should see time on the second line in the upcoming season.
Jun 10 - 8:49 AM

According to reports, there is a "strong possibility" that the San Jose Sharks will buyout the contract of Paul Martin.

Martin is entering the final year of a 4 year, $19.4 million deal signed in 2015 and a potential buyout would create $2.8 million in cap room for the upcoming season. The buyout period will begin on June 15th and we will likely see a few teams try and get out of some of their deals. Martin appeared in only 14 NHL games this season and spent some time in the AHL where he played in 18 games after being waived in January.
Jun 9 - 2:58 PM

Antti Suomela has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Suomela had 21 goals and 60 points in 59 SM-liiga games in 2017-18. That made him the Finnish league's points leader and gave him a 14-point edge over the next best player among those on the under-24 years old list. He did celebrate his 24th birthday on March 17th.
Jun 6 - 6:02 PM

The Sharks have extended an offer to forward Jacob McGrew.

In order to retain negotiating rights with the sixth-round pick of the 2017 draft, the Sharks needed to make McGrew a bonafide offer, which they have now done. The 19-year-old McGrew registered 38 points in 65 games with Spokane of the WHL this past season.
Jun 2 - 10:32 AM

Evander Kane feels comfortable with the San Jose Sharks.

"The one thing about this team, this group and this organization is they allow you to be yourself," Kane said. "They embrace you for who you are and it’s a very unselfish group that makes it super-easy to come into and mesh well with." Kane had some issues along the way with the Winnipeg Jets and Buffalo Sabres, so finding a team he could mesh is likely of great value to him. Kane said he wanted to stay with the Sharks and demonstrated that by signing a seven-year, $49 million contract.
May 25 - 10:34 AM

Evander Kane's newly signed seven-year contract is reportedly worth $49 million.

That meshes with the reports that came out before the signing became official. The contract also involves a pretty strong modified no-trade clause for Kane. If the Sharks want to move him, Kane can limit their options to just three teams and it looks like that no-trade clause extends throughout the life of this contract.
May 24 - 11:20 AM

The San Jose Sharks have signed Evander Kane to a seven-year contract extension.

The San Jose Sharks didn't disclosed the financial terms of the signing, but based on previous reports, it's probably in the ballpark of $7 million per season. The Sharks acquired Kane from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline and he meshed well with San Jose, scoring nine goals and 14 points in 17 regular season games with the Sharks. Overall, he had 29 goals and 54 points in 78 contests last season. The Sharks are taking a risk here given the inconsistent nature of Kane's career to date, but Kane's also just 26-years-old (he'll turn 27 in August), so the Sharks are buying what should be the prime years of his career. "At only 26 years old, Evander has established himself as one of hockey's true power forwards and an impact player," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "We think his abilities mesh perfectly with our group of skilled, young players and veteran leaders."
Source: NHL.com
May 24 - 10:59 AM

The San Jose Sharks have reportedly agreed to a long-term deal with Evander Kane.

The Sharks hit a home run when they acquired Kane from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline and it sounds like they're about to award him with a huge pay day. According to Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar, the deal is believed to be in the seven-year, $7 million per season range. The 26-year-old had nine goals and 14 points in 17 games with the Sharks. He then added another four goals and one assist in nine postseason games. If this report is true, the conditional pick that went from San Jose to Buffalo would become a first-round pick in 2019 instead of a second-rounder.
May 22 - 7:13 PM

Evander Kane is slated to get a mid-to-long term contract extension offer from the San Jose Sharks, according to what the Athletic's Kevin Kurz is hearing.

Kane appeared to be willing to re-sign with the Sharks after the team was eliminated from the playoffs in the second round, but he still may decide to the test the open market. San Jose made their intentions known that they were interested in keeping the potential UFA earlier this month.
May 22 - 3:03 PM

Joe Thornton's knee problems might be part of the reason he wants to stay with San Jose.

Thornton is comfortable with the Sharks, especially during a part of his career where injuries have unfortunately been an ongoing issue. He's familiar with the Sharks doctors and the Sharks understand his situation better than anyone. If he goes to another team now, it'd be potentially tricky given those extra circumstances. It was the same problem last summer, which seems to have influenced his decision to re-sign with the Sharks in the summer of 2017. Perhaps it will be what keeps him with San Jose this year too, assuming that he fits into the Sharks' plans.
May 11 - 4:31 PM

It sounds like the San Jose Sharks would like to lock up Tomas Hertl to a long-term contract.

Hertl can become a restricted free agent this summer and Sharks GM Doug Wilson thinks very highly of him. "Tomas is a really important part of how he played is exactly how we expected him," Wilson said. "He stepped it up to the next level. Looking in this league how the game is played, he’s got size, he’s got hockey sense. He’s a guy that is truly a difference maker. I think his game is only going to get better. He’s a big part of this franchise." Hertl had 22 goals and 46 points in 79 regular season games. He found another level in the playoffs with six goals and nine points in 10 contests.
May 9 - 10:43 AM

Marc-Edouard Vlasic will join Canada for the World Hockey Championship, which is already underway in Denmark.

San Jose was eliminated from the playoffs this past Sunday by Vegas, but Vlasic clearly wants to continue playing before entering the off-season.
May 8 - 2:50 PM

Joonas Donskoi was dealing with hip and foot injuries during the postseason.

Donskoi was unable to play in Game 3 against Vegas during the second round and now we know why. He returned for Games 4, 5 and 6 of the series. Donskoi concluded the playoffs with two goals and two assists in nine appearances. He notched 14 goals and 32 points in 66 contests during the regular season.
May 8 - 2:47 PM


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