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 included 40 goals, which wasn’t lost on the Sharks.