Recapping Sharks transactions through 150705

So, last summer, the Sharks did not pursue any key free agents, and did not pursue any significant trades.  As a consequence, they fell behind the other teams that moved forward, and actually fell back another step in part due to some chronic injuries and poor showing in the month of February.  As a consequence, the Sharks playoff streak was snapped, to the great consternation and disappointment of fans.

This year, the Sharks made a move after the draft to shore up their goal tending, and signed a handful of recognizable UFAs in the opening days of free agency.

That fills in most of the holes for the NHL roster, but there are still some openings that younger kids could fill.  For the rest of the summer, many of the signings may be positioned to be for the Barracuda.  It may also be that some of the try out players at this upcoming week’s development camp may allow the Sharks to fill some of those positions (or take notes for future moves).  7 of the 9 drafted players at last week’s draft will be participating in the development camp

On to the news:

To reiterate, the Sharks acquired Martin Jones on 6/30, and signed him to a three year extension (in advance of free agency opening, but it was not announced until 7/2).

On the opening day of free agency, the Sharks addressed their blueline, signing Paul Martin to a four year deal.

Longtime Sharks Front Office Executive Wayne Thomas Retires
Sharks announce Bob Boughner and Johan Hedberg as assistant coaches to Peter DeBoer

Sharks re-sign forward Bryan Lerg to one year deal 6/30, announced 7/2
Sharks sign former Shark forward John McCarthy to one year deal
Sharks re-Sign Forward Micheal Haley to one year deal

Sharks Sign Defenseman Patrick McNally. Acquired at draft for pick; collegiate graduate.  ELS deal; two years.

Sharks Sign UFA Defenseman Mark Cundari

Sharks Sign UFA Forward Joel Ward

Sharks 2015 Development Camp Roster Announced

No news out of the Sharks on 7/4 (a US Federal Holiday) and 7/5 (GM Wilson’s birthday).  Monday 7/6 begins the Sharks development camp.

General news

CSN Sharks

ESPN: Sharks look like contenders again

Free agency eve – news 150630

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones for a pick (2016 1st) and prospect (collegian Sean Kuraly); and sign to multi-year deal.  Rivalry intensifies. Sharks makes Dillion re-signing official.  Sharks announce qualifying offers. Lerg re-signed.

SJ Sharks: Sharks Acquire Goaltender Martin Jones from Bruins
SJ Merc | CSN Sharkstake 2 | Spectors Hockey | | NBC/PHT | NHL | AP | CBS | NY Daily News | Gackle | Martin conf call | Wilson conf call
Agent confirms 3 year deal
NBC/PHT | | CBS | Puck Daddy

SJSharks: Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Brenden Dillon
Official announcement
SJ Merc | Conf call | AP

SJSharks: Sharks Issue Qualifying Offers
SJ Merc | CSN Sharks

Rumor: Former Shark-organization goalie Johan Hedburg hired as new Sharks goalie coach.

Lavoie indicates that UFA Bryan Lerg has been re-signed to one year deal.

Please note, I’ll be traveling until Sunday, so updates may be sporadic or non-existent.  Follow on Twitter for the latest.