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SportSharks' Tim Heed won't test market, will return next season

06:55  27 june  2019
06:55  27 june  2019 Source:   prohockeyrumors.com

Report: Sharks continue to work on extension for Karlsson

Report: Sharks continue to work on extension for Karlsson The San Jose Sharks are continuing to work on a contract extension for unrestricted free agent Erik Karlsson, according to The Athletic's Kevin Kurz. The Sharks are the only team that can offer Karlsson a term of eight years. Once July 1 passes and the free-agent signing period begins, the maximum term the 29-year-old can get elsewhere is seven years. With $24.7 million in projected cap space, the Sharks can make it work, but will have some important decisions to make this offseason.

Get to know San Jose Sharks prospect Tim Heed as he plays for the San Jose Barracuda and Sharks in his first season in North America.

SAN JOSE - The Sharks made two additions at forward during this past season 's trade deadline. It isn' t readily clear if any of the three of them will be returning next season , either. Should the Sharks retain two of the three players, it could be possible Nyquist looks elsewhere for the contract he wants.

Sharks' Tim Heed won't test market, will return next season© Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Defenseman Tim Heed is an impending unrestricted free agent that has received little media attention so far, and it sounds like he won’t be getting much more outside of his current market. The Athletic’s Kevin Kurz reports that Heed is expected to re-sign with the San Jose Sharks rather than test the market. Initially looking like the odd man out on San Jose’s blue line, the team has since traded Justin Braun and opted not to extend a qualifying offer to Joakim Ryan, opening up space for Heed’s return.

The Sharks already have $66.7M committed to just 15 players next season, with new contracts in store for RFA’s Timo Meier, Kevin Labanc, and Dylan Gambrell and decisions to make on UFA’s Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, and more. Heed would be an affordable addition who is already familiar with the team and can act as a capable bottom-pair defender. Kurz points out that the right-shot Heed would be an ideal replacement in old spot. After playing in a career-high 37 games last year, Heed has likely earned the trust of the San Jose staff to at least begin the year as a starter while a number of promising blue line prospects continue to develop.

Erik Karlsson free agency news: Sharks sign All-Star defenseman to 8-year deal

Erik Karlsson free agency news: Sharks sign All-Star defenseman to 8-year deal Karlsson, who turned 29 in May, logged three goals and 42 assists in 53 regular-season games in his first year with the Sharks.

Sharks defenseman Tim Heed (72) fights for the puck against the Minnesota Wild’s Marcus Foligno (17) in a Heed played 29 NHL games for the Sharks last season , finishing with three goals and 11 points. Players need to be at least 20 years old to compete in the AHL. Chekhovich will return to

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson has many questions to answer before next season , but he made it clear he would love to have Thornton in I started with him and he showed me the way.” There is one thing Thornton made clear. If he does in fact return for another season , he won ’ t be playing

  • The Arizona Coyotes have announced several changes to their front office, the most notable of which is poaching Scott Walker from the division rival Vancouver Canucks. Walker, a former OHL coach, spent the past four years as the Canucks’ Director of Player Development, but has now been hired by Arizona as Special Assistant to the General Manager. Internally, three other executives have been promoted: Jake Goldberg has been named Assistant to the General Manager; Phil McRae has been named the Director of North American Amateur Scouting; and Bryan Stewart has been named the Coyotes’ Director of Pro Scouting.
  • The ’Yotes’ AHL affiliate, the Tuscon Roadrunners, have re-signed forward Matteo Gennaro to a one-year contract. Gennaro, a former Winnipeg Jets prospect, just wrapped up his first pro season with Tuscon. The 22-year-old center was a force in his junior days in the WHL, but got off to a slow start to the next stage of his career with just 12 points in 58 games. However, Gennaro has always been considered a raw prospect and should continue to grow and round out at the pro level. The Roadrunners hope Gennaro can get closer to the 80-point seasons he put up at the end of his junior career, but they’ll settle for steady improvement in his sophomore season.
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San Jose reaches two-year deal with young center Dylan Gambrell.
The San Jose Sharks have reached an agreement with restricted free-agent center Dylan Gambrell, signing him to a two-year contract. No financial details were released, but GM Doug Wilson did issue a short statement: "Dylan had success at the AHL level with the Barracuda this past season, helping to lead the league’s youngest team to another Calder Cup Playoff berth. He has continued to show us growth in all areas of his game, and, with his goal in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final, has proven he can handle the pressure of the NHL. We look forward to his continued development, and the impact he will have on the Sharks.

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