The Sharks have signed Joe Thornton to a one-year contract worth $2.0M.
Thornton is back for his 22nd NHL season at the age of 40-years-old. It will be his 15th season with the Sharks and he is coming off of a solid 51-point (16G / 35A) campaign in 2019. He has very minimal upside as the Sharks No.3 centre and should be left on the fantasy hockey waiver wire to start the season.
Source: Kevin Kurz 09/6/19, 5:49 pm EST
The Sharks have signed Trevor Carrick to a two-year contract.
Carrick has posted back-to-back 40 point seasons in the AHL, scoring nine goals with 38 assists (47 points) in 71 games with Charlotte last year. Carrick, who has just four career NHL games under his belt, will likely open the 2020 season with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL).
The Sharks have acquired Trevor Carrick from the Hurricanes for Kyle Wood.
Carrick finished the 2019 seaosn tied for fifth among AHL defenseman with 47 points (9G / 38A) in 71 games. Since being drafted in the fourth-round in 2012, Carrick has appeared in just four career NHL games.
The Sharks signed Nick DeSimone to a two-year, two-way contract.
The Sharks signed Maxim Letunov to a one-year, two-way contract.
The Sharks signed Dalton Prout to a one-year contract worth $800K.
The Sharks signed Nikolai Knyzhov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Sharks have re-signed Dylan Gambrell to a two-year contract extension.
The Sharks have signed Antti Suomela to a one-year deal.
The Sharks have re-signed Kevin Labanc to a one-year extension worth $1.0M.
Source: Kevin Kurz 07/8/19, 5:47 pm EST
The Sharks have signed Jonny Brodzinski to a one-year deal.
The Sharks have signed Artemi Kniazev to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Sharks have signed Zachary Gallant to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Sharks have re-signed Timo Meier to a four-year extension worth $24.0M ($6.0M AAV).
The Sharks have re-signed Tim Heed to a one-year extension worth $960K.
The Sharks have signed Erik Karlsson to an eight-year contract extension worth $92.0 million ($11.5M AAV).
Karlsson was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st but the Sharks have locked him up through the 2026-27 season. Karlsson’s new $11.5M cap-hit, represents a $5.0M raise and makes him the highest-paid defenseman in the NHL. After a slow-start and an injury plagued season, Karlsson posted his lowest point total (45) since 2012-13, but his point-per-game number (0.849) was right there with his most recent seasons.
The Sharks have signed Zachary Emond to an entry-level contract.
Emond is an 18-year-old netminder who the Sharks selected in the sixth-round (No. 176 overall) in 2018. Emond was an absurd 24-0-1 with a 1.73 GAA and .932 SV% with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, who won the Memorial Cup.
The Sharks have signed Jeffrey Truchon-Viel to a two-year contract.
Viel was an undrafted free-agent who spent the season with the San Jose Barracuda (AHL), where he had 11 goals and 11 assists (22 points) in 68 games. Viel spent five years in the QMJHL, where he had 115 goals and 81 assists (196 points) in 259 games.
The Sharks signed Lean Bergmann to an entry-level contract.
Bergmann, 20, was an undrafted free agent who went back to Germany this past season after three years in the USHL. The German winger had 20 goals and nine assists (29 points) in 50 games with the Iserlohn Roosters this season.
Jones will start Game 2 vs. the Blues.
Jones allowed three goals on 31 shots in the Sharks 6-3 win over the Blues in Game 1. Since being pulled in Game 4 in Vegas, Jones has gone 8-3-1 with a 2.20 GAA and .926 SV% in 11 games—including 6-1 with a .919 SV% on home-ice.