San Jose Sharks Goalie Won't Be Back Next Season

Expect to see lots of movement when it comes to goalies across the NHL this summer. From a long list of free agents to a couple of big names on the trade market, once Connor Hellebuyck gets moved by the Winnipeg Jets, expect the flood gates to open. One goalie in particular who won't be back with their current team is pending free-agent veteran James Reimer. 

Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic confirmed what was being rumored as LeBrun spoke with his agent Ray Petkau, who had this to say:

He won’t return to San Jose. (Sharks GM) Mike Grier was kind enough to let us talk to teams which we have been doing and we have a number of interested teams. Just to get a head start on that is great. Mike and the team there absolutely love Reims but given where they’re at (rebuilding) it made sense for them to let him go. But he loved his time in San Jose.

Reimer won't be priority number one for any general manager this offseason, but he should be able to land a one-year contract at league minimum to backup somewhere.

Last season with the Sharks, Reimer posted a 12-21-8 record with a 3.48 goals against average and .890 save percentage. Bad numbers on a bad team, Reimer still has the game to be a productive number two depth option who comes in with a ton of experience. 

In 475 career NHL games, the 35-year-old netminder has collected a 204-169-61 record with a .911 save percentage. Look for Reimer's new contract to come around the middle of July, once things start to calm down on the free-agent market.

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