San Jose Sharks News

The Sharks have re-signed Kevin Labanc to a four-year deal worth $18.9 million ($4.725M AAV).

Labanc was an RFA after his one-year bridge deal expired and earned a big raise from $1.0M AAV to $4.725M over the next four years. Labanc enjoyed a breakout season in 2019 but his numbers dropped off in 2020. There was no way he was going to maintain the 13.1 SH% from 2019 but his on-ice SH% plummeted to 6.6%, so expect his assist total to bounce-back in 2021.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 10/16/20, 10:15 am EST

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The Sharks have signed Stefan Noesen to a one-year contract worth $925K.

Noesen signed with the Penguins last December but was claimed off of waivers by the Sharks a few weeks later. He played out the rest of the season in San Jose, recording six goals and two assists (eight points) in 34 games. Noesen will likely serve as a 12th/13th forward for the Sharks in 2021.

Source: Curtis Pashelka 10/10/20, 11:02 am EST

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The Sharks have acquired Devan Dubnyk and a 2022 seventh-round pick from the Wild for a 2022 fifth-round pick.

Dubnyk struggled mightily in 2020, going 12-15-2 with a 3.35 GAA and .890 SV% in 30 games. San Jose is taking a low-cost, low-risk flier on a 34-year-old, who had a 2.41 GAA and .918 SV% in the four seasons prior to 2020. The Wild are retaining the maximum of half of Dubnyk's salary, so he'll cost them $2.17M AAV against the cap next season.

Source: PuckPedia 10/6/20, 8:39 am EST

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The Wild are reportedly trading Ryan Donato to the Sharks for a 2021 third-round pick.

Donato is entering the final year of a two-year deal that pays him $1.9M AAV. With the addition of Nick Bjugstad and Kirill Kaprizov coming over from the KHL, Donato was going to be a fringe roster player in Minnesota. San Jose on the other hand, is in desperate need of some middle-6 wingers. Donato was solid in his 1.5 years in Minnesota, scoring 18 goals with 21 assists (39 points) in 84 games.

Source: PuckPedia 10/6/20, 8:39 am EST

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The Sharks have signed Timur Ibragimov to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Ibragimov was drafted in the sixth-round of the 2019 draft and spent 2020 in Russia's second and third tier. Ibragimov had a lot of success on the "junior" circuit, posting seven points (5G / 2A) in seven games but had just 13 points (5G / 8A) in 35 games after moving up to the VHL (Russia's second division).

Source: San Jose Sharks 05/12/20, 10:21 am EST

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The Sharks signed Fredrik Handemark to a one-year, entry-level contract ($725K AAV).

Handemark was an undrafted free-agent out of Sweden. The 26-year-old centre has played primarily in the Swedish Elite League since 2014 and is coming off of a career-year. He set new career-bests in goals (14), assists (24) to lead Malmo in points (38) in 52 games this season.

Source: San Jose Sharks 05/5/20, 11:06 am EST

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The Sharks signed Alexei Melnichuk to a two-year deal worth $1.85 million ($925K AAV).

Melnichuk was high in demand after a strong 2019-20 season in the KHL. The 21-year-old netminder only appeared in 16 games, but went 8-5-1 and finished fourth in the league in GAA (1.68) and tied for 12th in SV% (.930). He signs with San Jose where he could play right away. Aaron Dell is set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2020 season and Martin Jones struggled with a 3.00 GAA and .896 SV% before the season was paused. Their team GAA (3.21) was fifth-worst in the league, so Melnichuk addresses an immediate need for San Jose.

Source: Dan Milstein 05/5/20, 11:04 am EST

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The Sharks signed John Leonard to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Leonard was a sixth-round pick in 2018 and finished his junior season at UMass-Amherst as a Hobby Baker finalist after tallying a team-high 27 goals and 37 points. In his three-year stint with the MinuteMen, Leonard scored 105 points (56 goals, 49 assists) in 106 career games.

Source: San Jose Sharks 04/13/20, 12:40 pm EST

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The Sharks signed Radim Simek to a four-year, $9.0 million contract extension ($2.25M AAV) on March 9th.

Simek started the season on IR with a leg injury and missed more time in December after undergoing a knee operation. Overall, he missed 22 games, recording nine points (2G / 7A) with 1.9 hits and 1.3 blocked shots per game in 48 games. Signing a four-year extension means the Sharks have Simek, Brent Burns, Erik Karlsson and Marc-Edouard Vlasic all signed through at least 2024.

Source: Kevin Kurz 03/23/20, 11:33 am EST

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