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

Sharks Draft – day 2 (Roy, Robinson, Helewka, Cukste, Balcers, drafted; McNally acquired, Niemi traded)

Sharks get #86 pick for compensation from Edmonton for McLellan signing

Sharks trade up to pick D Jeremy Roy at 31st.
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Sharks trade Niemi’s rights to Dallas for 193rd pick.
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Dreger indicates that Bob Boughner will be named as assistant coach.
CSN Sharks | Yahoo

Sharks acquire Patrick McNally from Vancouver for #210 pick
Seems likely he’ll be in Barracuda line up this fall, if he signs.

Sharks select G Mike Robinson at 86
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Committed to UNH

Sharks select L Adam Helewka at 106
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Sharks select D Karlis Cukste at 130
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Sharks select L Rudolfs Balcers at 142
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Sharks select D Adam Parsells at 160
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Committed to University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sharks select C Marcus Vela at 190
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Committed to University of New Hampshire

Sharks select G John Kupsky at 193
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Incoming freshman to Union College

Post draft wrap ups and more


SJ Merc

CSN Sharks

SF Chronicle: Sharks trade Niemi’s rights, move up to draft defenseman

Gackle Report: Sharks’ GM: ‘We Have Quite A Bit Of Work Still Ahead Of Us’

Puck Daddy/Wysh: San Jose Sharks GM targets ‘mystery goalies’ for trade

AP: Sharks still searching for starting goalie following draft

NBC/PHT: Stars say Niemi was top target, but still have faith in ‘elite’ Lehtonen

NHL: Notes from 2015 NHL Draft weekend

Concord Monitor: Future UNH players Vela, Robinson drafted by Sharks