The San Jose Sharks have agreed to three-year contract extensions with top forwards Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton. ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports Thornton's deal carries an average annual value of $6.75 million while Marleau's is worth $6.66 million per season. The Sharks enter Friday second in the Pacific Division and fourth in the Western Conference with 72 points, and the veterans have continued to produce. "Patrick and Joe continue to perform at an elite level in the National Hockey League and, most importantly, they make the other players around them better," general manager Doug Wilson said. "They both made it very clear that they wanted to stay in San Jose and we were able to agree on contracts that fit with our team building philosophy."
Sharks' Marleau, Thornton sign three-year extensions
NHL.com | Jan 25