Sharks Claim Barclay Goodrow Off Waivers

The San Jose Sharks have acquired yet another player today as the team has claimed Barclay Goodrow off of waivers from the New York Rangers.

There were reports that the Rangers and Sharks discussed this type of move and that is why Goodrow was placed on waivers to begin with. The Rangers could have also been gauging if there was any other interest in Goodrow as the team needed to free up some money somehow and he was their best option.

The Rangers are fortunate that they get out of the final three years of Goodrow's $3.64 million AAV deal without having to buy him out or retain any salary in a trade. This frees up necessary cap space to complete offseason signings and be in a better state for the next three years.

As for the Sharks, this team has acquired two forwards this afternoon to be a bit more competitive this coming season. The Sharks got off to a horrible start to 2023-24, but did mix in some wins as the season progressed. They are still very much rebuilding, but Goodrow is a solid veteran to have in the fold.

Goodrow went undrafted and signed his first NHL contract with the Sharks at the age of 21. This is also where he spent the first six seasons of his career before he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for their back-to-back Stanley Cup wins. Goodrow played very well in the Eastern Conference Final and should have a better season for the Sharks in 2024-25.

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