NHL Rumors: Sharks Set Asking Price For Jacob Middleton

The San Jose Sharks are asking for a second-round pick and another pick or prospect in exchange for Jacob Middleton.

Out of the blue, Middleton's name jumped into the rumor mill, as several teams have called the Sharks about his availability. The 26-year-old has become a major part of San Jose's blueline this season, as he has earned him a top-four role. Furthermore, he also plays a very heavy game, so it makes sense that playoff teams like the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Tampa Bay Lightning have been kicking the tires. 

In 42 games on the year, he has three goals, six assists, and 62 penalty minutes. With that, he also has 83 hits. Although his offensive numbers are not game-changing, he is immensely hard to play against because of his tenacity.

The Sharks are asking for a lot in a Middleton swap, but it seems that they could get it when viewing how much league-wide interest he's getting. 

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