Sharks Rumors: Calen Addison Done in San Jose

The San Jose Sharks have been quite busy already this offseason, and we are not even at the NHL Entry Draft yet. However, while this is the case, the Sharks are expected to continue to make changes to their group as they continue their rebuild.

Sharks GM Mike Grier confirmed that one of their restricted free agents won't be back, as he shared that the club won't be re-signing defenseman Calen Addison. 

Addison, 24, was acquired by the Sharks from the Minnesota Wild during the 2023-24 season in exchange for Adam Raska and a 2026 fifth-round pick. The hope was that the Brandon, Manitoba native would be an impactful offensive defenseman for the Sharks. However, he struggled following the move, posting one goal, 11 assists, and a minus-35 rating in 60 games.

While Addison struggled to fit into the Sharks' lineup, there should still be interest in him when he hits the market. When playing at his best, he provides solid offense from the point. Keep in mind, just back in 2022-23 with the Wild, Addison had three goals and 29 points in 62 games. 

Teams looking for a bit more offense should consider taking a flier on Addison this offseason. His past success and young age make him an intriguing target, and it will be interesting to see where he ends up landing from here.

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