3 Best Contracts On The San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have had a really poor year and are going to finish last in the NHL, but there are some positives to take away from this season. They are going to get a really good prospect in the draft and have some players under contract on great deals for now.

Fabian Zetterlund

Fabian Zetterlund has earned a big role on the Sharks and has taken full advantage of it. In his second full season in the NHL, the former third-round pick of the New Jersey Devils that came over in the Timo Meier trade has gone from three assists in 22 games for the Sharks in 2023 after coming over at the trade deadline to 22 goals and 42 points in 79 games. He is a top line winger on the Sharks, but has proven that he will be a top-six winger for a while in the NHL. He signed a two-year deal last offseason and it holds a cap hit of $1.45 million AAV. For the role he plays and the impact he has on the team this season, he could be getting triple that and is only 24 years old.

Mario Ferraro

Mario Ferraro has proven that he is a top pairing defenseman with the strong season he's had. While he isn't an offensive talent by any means, he does everything else for the Sharks and has averaged three more minutes per game than anyone else on the defense. Ferraro may only be a top-four d-man on a number of other teams, but he has been in the number one role all season and looks to stay there for now. The 25-year-old is doing so with a cap hit of $3.25 million AAV for two more seasons.

Mackenzie Blackwood

The Sharks' season started even worse than the season has gone as a whole, and Mackenzie Blackwood was the only thing keeping them from being run out of the building every single night. While there have been some bad games, he and the Sharks' goalies have gotten peppered with shots this season and Blackwood has managed to have a .900 SV% through 43 games. He should definitely be seen as one of the MVPs of the team this season and will likely go unappreciated for his efforts because of how the season turned out. His cap hit is only $2.35 million AAV through next season.

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