It’s the time of year for summer camp!
The Sharks held their annual (prospect) development camp with more than 40 campers, mainly draftees and many not-yet-made-it-to-NHL players; plus a handful of invitees. (Two NHL experienced players headlined camp: Matt Nieto and Tomas Hertl.)
The highlight of camp (for fans) was Wednesday’s scrimmage, which featured two 25-minute running clock periods. ~8,000 fans attended. Team White coached by Mike Ricci beat Team Teal coached by Bryan Marchment 2-1.
But that wasn’t the only news. The NHL Sharks re-signed two players (RFA Matt Tennyson – 2 year deal; UFA Scott Hannan – 1 year deal) and signed two players (Bryan Lerg and Micheal Haley – 1 year deals) both seemingly destined for play in Worcester.
After his election for arbitration, Jason Demer’s hearing has been set for July 22 (in Toronto). Both sides can continue to negotiate to try and get a deal before the hearing, but he will be in training camp with a new deal.
That means that RFA Taylor Doherty is the only other guy still looking for a new deal for the fall. (Not including the two college graduates Cody Ferriero and Isaac Macleod who need to be signed by August 15, or they’ll become UFAs.)
The Sharks have 41 players signed to NHL deals (max 50, less 18-19 yo CHLers)
This next week could be pretty quiet with nothing on the schedule.