Sharks Rumors & News

  • Sharks forward Matt Nieto expects bigger role during upcoming season

    San Jose Mercury News "When general manager Doug Wilson talks about more responsibility being given to younger players as the Sharks enter a rebuild phase, one of those players he routinely mentions is forward Matt Nieto. Nieto, who is among the 44 players taking part in the team's development camp this week even..." July 12

  • Wilson explains the ‘rebuild’ in San Jose

    Pro Hockey Talk "When hockey fans hear the word “rebuild,” they usually think of a team like the Edmonton Oilers. Haven’t made the playoffs since 2006. Three first overall picks in a row from 2010 to 2012. The plan in Edmonton was to be bad, and rebuild a winner through the draft. It hasn’t quite worked out that..." July 11

  • Sharks Sign Forward Micheal Haley "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Micheal Haley to a one-year contract. "Micheal plays with an edge and competes hard on every shift," said Wilson. "His hard-working, physical game brings a different dimension that..." July 11

  • Sharks' Sheppard gets chance to build on strong '14 finish

    CSN Bay Area "It took a few years, but the Sharks were finally rewarded for their patience and belief in James Sheppard late last season. The former first round pick (ninth overall), whose career nearly ended in the 2010 offseason due to an ATV accident, showed that he still has the skills to play regularly..." July 10

  • Sharks notes: Hertl tweaks knee in prospect camp

    CSN Bay Area "Tomas Hertl will likely miss the Sharks’ prospect scrimmage on Wednesday with a knee injury, general manager Doug Wilson revealed on Tuesday. Wilson termed the injury as a “little tweak” due to Hertl not having skated in awhile. It wasn’t immediately clear which knee Hertl hurt, but the rookie..." July 09

  • Sharks give James Sheppard a one-year deal

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks signed forward James Sheppard to a one-year, $1.3 million contract Tuesday, leaving defenseman Jason Demers as the only regular from last season's lineup not in the fold. Sheppard's contract came 24 hours after forward Tommy Wingels agreed to a new three-year, $7.4 million contract...." July 08

  • Sharks re-sign Wingels to three-year, $7.4 million deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tommy Wingels had a breakout season with the San Jose Sharks last year and he’s reportedly going to be rewarded for it. Our friends at report Wingels has agreed to a three-year deal with the Sharks. Wingels is coming off a two-year contract that paid $1.55 million and he’ll be..." July 07

  • Wingels, Sharks agree on three-year contract: report "The San Jose Sharks and forward Tommy Wingels have agreed on a three-year contract, CSN Bay Area reported Saturday. The Sharks made a qualifying offer to Wingels, a restricted free agent, on June 30, the report said. Wingels had 16 goals and 22 assists in 77 games last season. He has 24..." July 06

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    The #SJSharks have agreed to a one-year contract with John Scott (700k)

  • Sharks Acquire Tye McGinn from Philadelphia "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Tye McGinn (@TyeMcGinn) from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. "Tye is a hardworking player who plays an honest game," said..." July 02

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Tyler Fedun to SJ

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    Hearing #SJSharks getting a 2nd rd. pick in 2016 and 6th round pick in 2017 back from Colorado for Brad Stuart

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    Aaron Ward @aaronward_nhl

    Appears to be 5-6 teams expressing interest in Radim Vrbata. Teams include TB,MTL,SJ and BOS. #TSN

  • Sharks trade up to get Swedish d-man Bergman

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks’ scouting staff wasn’t all that impressed with the group of high-end defensemen at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. As a result, the team traded up five places to 46th overall in the second round on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center to snatch defenseman Julius Bergman, an 18-year-old Swede..." June 29

  • Stars called about trading for Joe Thornton, Jason Spezza but neither player interested

    Dallas Morning News "The Dallas Stars are expected to be very busy this offseason and throughout the summer. General manager Jim Nill said he’d like to add a piece or two to his forward group but did not divulge his specific targets. Now, ESPN is reporting Nill has talked to the San Jose Sharks about center Joe..." June 29

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Compliance buy out for Martin Havlat surprise...also shouldn't be surprised if he gets signed quickly on Tuesday.

  • O captain ... no captain in San Jose? "There’s been a lot of speculation about Joe Thornton's future in San Jose and exactly what that looks like. If it’s not a trade -- which would require a dramatic shift in plans from the Thornton camp -- it could be a new role in the leadership group. Right now, Thornton is the captain of the..." June 29

  • San Jose Sharks take left wing Nikolay Goldobin with first pick

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks made a high-scoring, Russian-born forward who has played the last two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League their first-round pick in the 2014 NHL entry draft Friday night. But the selection of Nikolay Goldobin ended up sharing the spotlight with the announcement earlier in the day..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Kevin Kurz @KKurzCSN

    #SJSharks will use their compliance buyout on Marty Havlat. That is the only player they will buy out

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    Sharks re-signed Travis Oleksuk. One year contract at $550 000. Its a 2 way deal. #tvasports

  • Joe Thornton draws interest but Sharks in no hurry to make major trade

    San Jose Mercury News "When general manager Doug Wilson declared last month that the Sharks were in a rebuild phase, the 72 hours leading up to Friday night's NHL draft seemed to be the ideal time for a major trade -- maybe even one involving Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau. Now, every signal indicates that won't be..." June 25

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    L.A. Lariviere @L_A_theRiver

    Thornton's agent : "Sharks are the only team on Joe's list". (Fre) #SJSharks

  • Report: Red Wings interested in Sharks captain Joe Thornton

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are interested in Sharks center Joe Thornton, according to ESPN NHL columnist Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun, in a discussion on, said Thornton, 34, wants to remain with San Jose, which in a rebuilding phase. " June 21

  • Can Sharks fix team culture without moving ‘alpha male’ Thornton?

    Pro Hockey Talk "San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson isn’t shy about saying that he wants to make significant changes after the Los Angeles Kings “reverse swept” his team out of the playoffs. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman takes it one step further, though: they aren’t just listening to offers for Joe Thornton … they..." June 21

  • Seven centers who could move this summer – and where they’ll end up

    The Hockey News "It’s an unusual year for centers. When you build a team these days, this is a position you really need to be strong in. The Kings are deep down the middle, just as the Hawks were when they won and the Bruins in 2011. It’s a key spot on the depth chart, so when you get a good center, you tend to..." June 19

  • Bad TV deal could threaten Sharks' ability to stay in San Jose

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks are not preoccupied merely with hockey matters in this Summer of Shame. Yes, the local hockey team is the process of a fairly radical roster reboot following their humiliating playoff exit after taking a 3-0 lead over the Los Angeles Kings. That's all been outlined by Shark..." June 18

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    San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks

    #SJSharks re-sign unrestricted free agent goaltender @Stalock32 to a two-year contract.

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Sounds like the 2nd outdoor game next season for the NHL will be in the Bay Area...either AT&T Park or the new Levi's Stadium.

  • Alex Stalock, Mike Brown sign two-year extensions with Sharks "The San Jose Sharks began the offseason by bidding farewell to Dan Boyle, the start of an offseason that promised big changes after another crushing early exit, but on Tuesday the team re-signed a couple of players. Both enforcer Mike Brown and backup goaltender Alex Stalock were slated to..." June 17

  • Bruins GM has no plans to trade Brad Marchand "When the final buzzer sounds, the Stanley Cup is passed to the champion and the confetti gets swept away, we'll enter the silly season for the NHL. That's when rumors upon rumors will pile up in the leadup to the NHL Draft. This year could be particularly ferocious as there are several big names..." June 13

  • Sharks forward Couture OK for camp after surgery "San Jose Sharks forward Logan Couture will be ready for training camp after having surgery to repair an injury to his hand, the team announced Tuesday. "Last week, Logan underwent successful surgery to repair a hand injury suffered in a fight in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against Mike..." June 10

  • Analyst says Sharks will win Stanley Cup next year

    CSN Bay Area "Don’t tell NBC hockey analyst extraordinaire Keith Jones that the San Jose Sharks need a major rebuild. “To be honest, I think San Jose is going to win the Stanley Cup next year. That’s how strongly I feel about their team,” said Jones from New York, where he is a part of NBC’s broadcast team..." June 10

  • Expect Anaheim to be in the discussion for Spezza, Kesler and Thornton

    The Globe and Mail "Remember collecting and swapping bubble gum cards as a kid, you’d sometimes hedge a transaction by calling “trade backs” – a way to get your Dave Keon or your Frank Mahovlich back if you ever had buyers’ remorse? It makes wonder if the Anaheim Ducks and the Ottawa Senators can do some sort of..." June 09

  • Sharks GM Wilson keeping open mind with players

    Toronto Sun "Doug Wilson hasn’t been shy in using the “R-word” with his San Jose Shark veterans — as in “rebuild.” So, while the likes of Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau have no movement clauses, the question becomes: Do they want to stick around for this? “We are in a phase where the team is being..." June 09

  • Leafs interested in Sharks centre Joe Thornton

    Toronto Sun "The most popular knock on Joe Thornton: Jumbo Joe has never won a Stanley Cup in his 17-year career. Then again, the Toronto Maple Leafs have not hoisted hockey’s Holy Grail since 1967 — 12 years before Thornton was born. While he turns 35 on July 2, there still is gas left in Thornton’s..." June 08

  • Stalock, Sharks working towards new contract

    CSN Bay Area "Talks are underway between the Sharks and pending unrestricted free agent Alex Stalock, the goaltender’s agent confirmed via text message to The Sharks and Stalock would both prefer to get a deal done before the NHL Entry Draft in Philadelphia on June 27-28, according to..." June 06

  • Islanders Acquire Dan Boyle "The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Dan Boyle has been acquired from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft. The exchanged pick becomes a fourth-round selection if Boyle signs with the Islanders. Boyle, 37,..." June 05

  • Jeremy Roenick says Sharks should shop Patrick Marleau

    San Jose Mercury News "Jeremy Roenick said Doug Wilson has a difficult job ahead of him as the Sharks try to regroup after a devastating first round playoff loss to the Los Angeles Kings. But Roenick does know what he would do to change the team's makeup if he was San Jose's general manager this offseason. "If it..." June 05

  • San Jose hosting outdoor NHL game in 2015, says report

    Yahoo! Sports "Had the NHL’s outdoor hockey game at Dodger Stadium been a humbling failure – if it was way too hot and, like, Ryan Getzlaf literally fell through the ice in the third period – it could have set back plans to bring the Stadium Series to non-traditional (i.e. snow free) markets. Instead, it was..." June 03

  • Sharks Sign Forward Melker Karlsson "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Melker Karlsson to a one-year contract. Karlsson, 23, recorded 25 points (9-16=25) and 14 penalty minutes in 48 games with Skelleftea AIK of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL) in 2013-14...." May 31

  • Thornton, Sharks may be better off parting ways

    CSN Bay Area "In the Sharks' 22 years of existence, no player has been more important to the franchise than Joe Thornton. When he was acquired from Boston, he made a solid team a Stanley Cup contender overnight. If the 34-year-old retired tomorrow, he’s already done enough in his career to merit..." May 29

  • Sharks won’t raise season ticket prices

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks were so close. So close to sweeping the L.A. Kings right out of the playoffs in the opening round. So close to dispensing of their California rivals and moving on to face the other in the Western Conference semifinal. And then they lost four straight, including a final..." May 24

  • Sounds unlikely Sharks will make big splash in free agency

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks still aren’t at all pleased with how their season ended, losing in historic fashion to the L.A. Kings in the first round of the playoffs. But it sounds unlikely at this point that they’ll make a big splash when free agency comes around this summer. The reluctance comes with..." May 23

  • Robinson signs extension, role expands

    CSN Bay Area "Larry Robinson has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Sharks, staying on as an associate coach and adding a title of director of player personnel, according to Dave Stubbs of the Montreal Gazette. A team source confirmed the extension, but added that Robinson’s specific title..." May 22

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    David Pollak @PollakOnSharks

    Robinson getting new, 3-yr deal w/#SJSharks as assoc coach (not on bench), director of player development. Credit @Dave_Stubbs w/1st report.

  • Canucks are going to make a bid for Ryan Miller

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since we can cross the St. Louis Blues off Ryan Miller’s list, here are some other teams with which the 33-year-old goalie could sign as an unrestricted free agent this summer: — Anaheim Ducks. Probably the favorite option. It’s been widely speculated that Miller wants to play in California in..." May 20

  • Ryan Miller to Sharks could make sense

    CSN Bay Area "Goaltender Ryan Miller will hit the open market on July 1, and speculation has already begun on whether he could end up in San Jose. The St. Louis Blues, who acquired Miller late in the 2013-14 season, announced on Monday they would part ways with the goaltender after his unsuccessful stint..." May 20

  • Boyle: Sharks decision to let him go is 'devastating'

    CSN Bay Area "Dan Boyle had no illusions about his future with the San Jose Sharks. The team offered him a one-year contract, Boyle wanted at least two years, and that was that. Talks never progressed, according to the defenseman. Still, hearing general manager Doug Wilson’s decision that the Sharks would..." May 17

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    Brodie Brazil @brodiebrazilCSN

    #sjsharks announce major moves: Dan Boyle will not return, Marty Havlat will not return, and Brent Burns will move back to defense.