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Sharks ink former first-rounders Sheppard, Petrecki

Jan 18, 2013, 2:09 PM EST

Petrecki

The San Jose Sharks have agreed to contract extensions with former first-round selections Nick Petrecki and James Sheppard.

Sheppard, 24, signed a one-year, two-way deal worth $825,000. Taken ninth overall by Minnesota at the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Sheppard appeared in 224 games with the Wild before being flipped to San Jose in August 2011.

Sheppard has yet to appear for the Sharks, spending all his time with AHL Worcester.

Petrecki, 23, also signed a one-year, two-way deal (worth $650,00). The 6-foot-3, 230-pound defenseman was taken by San Jose in the first round of the 2007 NHL Draft — 28th overall — but has yet to make his NHL debut.

He’s spent the last four seasons in Worcester and in 2012 won the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, given to the AHL man of the year for service in his local community.

(Image courtesy SharksAHL.com)

  1. valoisvipers - Jan 18, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    You knew he wasn’t going to stay on the market too long.Hope he can play decently again and take advantage of this second chance.
    Gomez on the other hand will grow old waiting for the phone to ring but there is hope for him as Florida signed Kovalev.

    • valoisvipers - Jan 18, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      This was meant to be posted on the Redden story.

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