Sharks Sign Four Players


The Sharks were busy yesterday, trading away long-time player and fan favourite Brent Burns. They also made several other signings to fill some holes within their lineup.

The Sharks signed forward Nico Sturm to a three-year deal, worth $2 million annually. In 74 games this past season, split between the Wild and Avalanche, Sturm scored nine goals and 11 assists. The twenty-seven year old is a useful bottom-six two-way forward and will likely see time on the penalty kill. 

The team signed defenseman Markus Nutivaara to a one-year deal, worth $1.5 million annually. The deal also features $250K in performance bonuses: $50K for 20/30/40/50/60 games played. This is due to the twenty-eight year old's history of injuries, most recently this past season which saw him only appear in one game. 

Matt Benning signed a four-year deal with the Sharks, worth $1.25 million annually. The twenty-eight year old appeared in 65 games for the Predators this past season, scoring zero goals and 11 assists. However, Benning also sported an ugly plus/minus of -24. 

The Sharks signed forward Andrew Agozzino to a two-year, two-way deal worth $775K annually. The thirty-one year old enjoyed a solid season with the Belleville Senators this year, scoring 20 goals and 23 assists in 66 games played. 

The San Jose Sharks now sit with $9,581,666 in cap space. 

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