San Jose Sharks Sign First-Rounder Sam Dickinson To 3-Year Deal

The San Jose Sharks continue to build up a stockpile of impressive young talent, today making good on their No. 11 overall selection from last month's NHL Draft, signing Sam Dickinson to a three-year entry-level contract. 

His deal comes with a cap hit of $975,000 and an AAV of $1.758M.

Dickinson, 6'3", 204 pounds, an offensive defenseman, had an outstanding year with the London Knights of the OHL in junior, racking up 70 points on 18 goals and 52 assists in 68 games, with a stunning plus/minus of +56. Yes, he is a two-way player, despite those eye-popping offensive stats.

It was a coup for the Sharks to get Dickinson at No. 11, as he was ranked as high as No. 6 in this year's draft by Bob McKenzie, and in the Top 10 on every other major draft board.

The big d-man immediately began enjoying the moment right after he was drafted.

Having just turned 18, Dickinson will most likely be spending his 2024-25 season back with the London Knights, as he is not eligible to be assigned to the AHL for two more years. 

The Toronto native is the second, and much less ballyhooed, of the Sharks' first-rounders to sign, as they got No. 1 overall pick Macklin Celebrini's signature on a deal this past weekend. 

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