The San Jose Sharks liked what they saw of Raffi Torres in just a short amount of time to re-sign the infamous forward to a three-year extension. According to Elliotte Friedman, the deal will pay Torres $6 million over the three years for a cap hit of $2 million. Torres was acquired by the Sharks at the trade deadline this past season, helping to add a little forward depth and fill that physical edge requirement many teams have. He played pretty well for the Sharks down the run, picking up six points in 11 games while racking up 38 hits and just four penalty minutes. He seemed to fit in well with San Jose. "We are very excited to bring Raffi back to the San Jose Sharks," GM Doug Wilson said. "He competes hard in all three zones and brought a lot of ingredients to our line-up last season. We think he is a great fit for our club moving forward." Of course, no mention of Torres would be complete without his "other" antics. He delivered another questionable hit in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals against Los Angeles and was suspended for the remainder of the series. So his season ended just as it did the year before; watching his team be eliminated in the playoffs while he was suspended. Although many would say the hit and punishment was more based off reputation than anything, that's something you get with Torres, his reputation.
Raffi Torres re-signs with Sharks for three seasons
CBS Sports | Jun 20