Sharks Rumors & News

  • Sharks Recall Forward Danny O'Regan From the San Jose Barracuda

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled forward Danny O'Regan (@DannyORegan15) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League. O'Regan currently leads all Barracuda..." November 18

  • Brent Burns and Ryan Johansen are still searching for their first goals

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the past two seasons Brent Burns held a commanding lead over every other defenseman in the league when it came to scoring goals. His 56 goals during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons were 19 more than the next closest defenseman, Shea Weber, during that stretch. The gap between him and..." November 15

  • Sharks’ Meier could face suspension for cheap shot on Canucks’ Del Zotto

    San Jose Mercury News "Timo Meier could be hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety Sunday. Meier received an elbowing major and a game misconduct penalty at 18:37 of the third period for jabbing the butt end of his stick into the chin of Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto, dropping him to the ice." November 12

  • Sedin, Thornton share mutual respect in ‘fraternity of passers’

    Sportsnet "Henrik Sedin has a favourite player and he isn’t his brother Danny. He isn’t Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid nor any of the many Swedes in the National Hockey League. He’s Joe Thornton. Since the summer after their 1999 draft by the Vancouver Canucks when Henrik and Daniel Sedin..." November 12

  • Sharks’ Timo Meier fined for incident involving Canucks’ Del Zotto

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,403.67 for an incident involving Vancouver Canucks defender Michael Del Zotto, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday. The play in question occurred in the final minutes of San Jose’s 5-0 win over Vancouver on Saturday." November 12

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Sharks' DeBoer favoured to be first fired

    TSN "San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer is the odds-on favourite to be the first head coach fired this season. According to odds released by Bodog on Thursday, DeBoer is a 7/2 favourite to be the next head coach fired in the NHL. DeBoer is just a season removed from reaching the Stanley Cup..." October 12

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Sharks' Joel Ward decides not to kneel for anthem, citing lost message

    ESPN "Joel Ward is not going to kneel for the national anthem. The San Jose Sharks forward posted a lengthy statement to Twitter on Thursday afternoon to explain his decision. Ward, one of about 30 black players in the NHL, previously told reporters he "wouldn't cross out" joining a movement that has..." September 28

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Sharks’ Ward, one of NHL’s few black players, may kneel for anthem

    San Jose Mercury News "Joel Ward isn’t ruling out the possibility that he could become the first NHL player to join the protests sweeping through the NFL by taking a knee during the national anthem at an upcoming Sharks game. As one of roughly 30 black players in the NHL, Ward has first-hand experience with racism...." September 27

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • Did early playoff exit, Marleau’s departure affect Sharks’ ticket sales?

    San Jose Mercury News "Sharks season ticket sales for 2017-18 are about the same as they were the year before when the team was coming off a trip to the Stanley Cup Final, the club’s chief operating officer said. John Tortora, COO of Sharks Sports & Entertainment, said Sunday that roughly 12,000 season tickets or..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Thornton says knee 100 percent healthy to start Sharks camp

    NHL.com "Center Joe Thornton was a full participant at the San Jose Sharks' first training camp practice Friday and said his surgically repaired left knee was 100 percent healthy. "I feel good," Thornton said. "I rehabbed hard this summer. The knee feels great, to be honest with you. It feels real..." September 16

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Is this winger a darkhorse to crack the Sharks’ roster out of training camp?

    San Jose Mercury News "It’s obviously difficult for most players to make the jump from junior hockey straight into the NHL. But if such a player exists in the Sharks organization this year, perhaps it’s Rudolfs Balcers. Balcers, the Sharks’ fifth round draft pick in 2015, showed Saturday that he could be a player to..." September 10

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Sharks Sign Defenseman Jacob Middleton

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed defenseman Jacob Middleton to to a three-year, entry-level contract. "Jacob really took a big step forward this past season in his first year of professional hockey and we're excited with..." September 07

  • Now off to Toronto, Patrick Marleau thanks San Jose, Sharks

    San Jose Mercury News "Patrick Marleau packed his bags and headed to Toronto earlier this week to begin the next stage of his NHL career. Before leaving, though, Marleau made sure to thank the city of San Jose one more time. Marleau, who played his entire NHL career with the Sharks from 1997-2017 before he signed a..." September 04

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Sharks' Couture updates facial injury: 'My top teeth are all fake now'

    San Jose Mercury News "Logan Couture delivered somewhat calming news to Sharks fans with an update on how is mouth is feeling. Couture talked with NHL Tonight about his health five months after taking a puck to the mouth, which caused major damage and seemingly stalled the Sharks center during the..." August 17

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • San Jose Sharks Sign Marcus Sorensen To Two-Year Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The San Jose Sharks have handed out a two-year contract to restricted free agent Marcus Sorensen, bringing him back after his first season in North America. " July 18

  • Sharks sign ‘natural goal-scorer’ Rudolfs Balcers to rookie deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "The San Jose Sharks reached an entry-level contract with Latvia’s Rudolfs Balcers on Thursday. San Jose drafted Balcers in the fifth round (142nd overall) in 2015. He enjoyed a strong 2016-17 season in the WHL, finishing second in Kamloops Blazers scoring with 77 points in 66 games. That..." July 14

  • Sharks re-sign F Chris Tierney to 1-year deal

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks have officially re-signed restricted free agent Chris Tierney to a one-year contract. Tierney collected 23 points (11g, 12a) in 80 games in his third season with the Sharks last year, serving primarily as the team’s fourth line center after Tomas Hertl returned from a knee injury in..." July 14

  • Tierney reportedly accepts Sharks’ qualifying offer, could still be traded

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes a signing puts speculation to bed for almost a decade. Every now and then, a deal barely delays additional questions. TVA’s Renaud Lavoie reports that Chris Tierney accepted the San Jose Sharks’ qualifying offer: a one-year offer for $730K. NBC Sports California’s Kevin Kurz believes..." July 12

  • No NHL team benefits from penalties quite like the Sharks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Just about every sports fan base probably feels like officials have in it for them in some fashion. Lambasting the referees might be the one thing rival fans can agree on during “neutral site” games. Once emotions subside, facts can clarify some of these thoughts. Some teams draw a ton of..." July 11

  • Sharks Sign Forward Brandon Bollig

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Brandon Bollig (@Bollig87) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Bollig is a competitive player who will add a tough edge to the Sharks,"..." July 04

  • Sharks sign Thornton to 1-year, $8M deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joe Thornton has officially returned to the San Jose Sharks. Hours after Patrick Marleau signed with Toronto, ending his time in San Jose, the Sharks announced they had officially re-signed Thornton to a one-year contract, confirming reports from yesterday. Per Stephen Whyno of the..." July 03

  • Thornton ‘bummed’ that Marleau didn’t re-sign in San Jose

    CSN Bay Area "Off of the ice, Joe Thornton is a notoriously chill dude. There isn’t a whole lot that phases the veteran center and future Hall of Famer, who appears to go through his non-hockey playing life with a remarkably even-keeled attitude. We’re talking about the kind of guy that signs a one-year, $8..." July 03

  • Patrick Marleau signs three-year contract with Maple Leafs

    NHL.com "Forward Patrick Marleau signed a three-year, $18.75 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday. Marleau, who turns 38 on Sept. 15, became an unrestricted free agent on Saturday. The contract has an average annual value of $6.25 million. Marleau had 46 points (27 goals, 19..." July 02

  • Joe Thornton to re-sign with Sharks

    TSN "Joe Thornton has signed a one-year deal to remain with the San Jose Sharks according to Kevin Kurz of NBC Sports. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie adds the deal will be worth around $6.5 million. Thornton is coming off successful knee surgery to repair significant MCL ligament damage and a..." July 01

  • Sharks sign Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Martin Jones to long-term deals

    TSN "The San Jose Sharks have locked up defenceman Marc-Edouard Vlasic and goalie Martin Jones to long-term deals. TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports the team has signed Vlasic to an eight-year, $56 million deal and Jones to a six-year, $34.5 million deal. Both Vlasic and Jones were one..." July 01

  • What a signing team could expect to get from Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "Joe Thornton’s offensive production took a bit of a hit last season, dropping from an average of 74 points per season the prior three years to just 50 total in 2016-17. His biggest drop was his goal scoring, which was never his strength, but was always decent. Thornton scored 19 goals the year..." June 30

  • Joe Thornton's future with Sharks could be tied to Patrick Marleau

    NHL.com "Joe Thornton wants to keep playing with Patrick Marleau, preferably with the San Jose Sharks. He made that clear after the Sharks lost to the Edmonton Oilers in the Western Conference First Round. "Hopefully I can come back and Patty can come back," Thornton told reporters then. "I think this..." June 30

  • Marleau has 2-year offer to return to Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have offered forward Patrick Marleau a two-year contract to remain in San Jose, one day before he is set to become an unrestricted free agent. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Marleau “is sitting on a 2 [year] offer from the Sharks. He's going through the process with his family,..." June 30

  • Five thoughts on Sharks’ Thornton’s talks with Kings

    San Jose Mercury News "Once the Sharks allowed Joe Thornton’s contract negotiations to reach this stage in the game, a conversation with the Los Angeles Kings was inevitable. The Kings are the Sharks’ closest geographical rival, they play in an even sunnier part of the state and the mere idea of No. 19 feeding passes..." June 29

  • Several Teams Showing Interest In Patrick Marleau

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Even at the age of 37, Patrick Marleau scored 27 goals and was an effective offensive threat. Now, as Craig Custance of The Athletic reports, quite a few teams are showing interest in the pending UFA. Custance lists Toronto, Anaheim, New York (Rangers), Carolina, Nashville and Los Angeles in the..." June 27

  • Report | Los Angeles Kings interested in Joe Thornton

    Fanrag Sports "The Los Angeles Kings need to add more supplementary scoring to their lineup. Dustin Brown and Marian Gaborik, two of the team’s highest-paid players, have severely regressed in the last few seasons. They’ve also lost out on key free agents in the last few years due to cap space, most notably..." June 27

  • Joe Thornton Hears From Multiple Teams Prior To July 1 Free Agency

    CBS Sacramento "Unless they re-sign the pending-unrestricted free agent Joe Thornton by July 1, the San Jose Sharks’ center will receive the opportunity to start interviewing with other teams the following day. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun tweeted Monday afternoon that Thornton has heard from a dozen interested..." June 26

  • Canadiens acquire David Schlemko from Vegas Golden Knights

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens filled one of the holes on their blue line Thursday when they acquired left-handed defenceman David Schlemko from the Vegas Golden Knights in return for a fifth-round draft choice. If you count the 15 hours Schlemko spent with Vegas after being selected in Wednesday’s expansion,..." June 22

  • Brent Burns Wins 2017 Norris Trophy for Best Defenseman

    Bleacher Report "After one of the best offensive seasons for a defenseman in recent memory, San Jose Sharks star Brent Burns has taken home the Norris Trophy. Burns, 32, finished the 2016-17 season with 29 goals and 47 assists, the highest point total for defensemen. Had it not been for a stretch of struggles..." June 22