San Jose Sharks Sign Luke Kunin to One-Year Deal

The San Jose Sharks have officially re-signed forward Luke Kunin to a one-year, $2.75 million contract. 

The expectation was that Kunin was on the verge of signing a one-year deal with the Sharks, and now it has come to fruition. The 26-year-old forward will now look to continue to a key part of the Sharks' roster as they carry on with their rebuilding stage. 

Kunin appeared in 77 games this past season with the Sharks, where he had 11 goals to go along with 18 points and 165 hits. Overall, the Missouri native continued to be a solid physical forward for the Sharks, while also giving them some decent offense production in the process.

While Kunin is not known for being a big time star for the Sharks, he has plenty of value with the club, as he has blossomed into a notable leader. Thus, with the Sharks having so many young players on their roster, keeping Kunin around for next season makes perfect sense. 

Kunin has appeared in 359 career NHL games over seven seasons, where he has 62 goals, 124 points, and a minus-69 rating.

photo credit: © Stephen Brashear-USA TODAY Sports