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Reports: Sharks and Irwin agree to contract extension

Apr 3, 2013, 9:50 PM EDT

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Defenseman Matt Irwin and the San Jose Sharks have reportedly agreed on a contract extension, as per a tweet from Renaud Lavoie of RDS.

According to Lavoie, the extension is for two years at $2 million.

Irwin, 25, is in his first full year with the Sharks. He five goals and nine points in 26 games and was left untouched at the trade deadline.

He was in a one-year contract that paid him $650,000 at the NHL level. He was slated to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.

According to Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area, the contract will pay Irwin $900,000 in the first year and $1.1 million in the second year.

 

  1. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:03 PM

    Hey all you doug wilson fan boys.

    Ryane Clowe has 2 goals and an assist tonight. No penalty minutes either.

    Like i said, Doug Wilson needs to be fired. I don’t know anything about hockey though, right?

    Good for Irwin, he is a good d man.

    • sjawesome - Apr 3, 2013 at 11:53 PM

      Dude get over yourself. CLOWE SUCKED AND THE SHARKS CAN’T AFFORD
      HIM

      • sjsblitz - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:54 AM

        He doesnt understand the whole salary cap issue. Dont mind the simple

  2. cameltoews - Apr 3, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    It’s just one game but Clowe looked like he was in his element. I was happy when I heard about the trade (unlike many ranger fans on here) and now I’m even more excited to watch him this season.

  3. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    Clowe will be missed. Maybe Wilson will get fired and the new GM will resign him. Good for Irwin, kids got potential.

  4. valoisvipers - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Stars’ president James R. Lites should have also apologize to the fans and players for bailing out on their season and playoff hopes.

  5. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Is the pot calling the kettle black. Your telling someone to get over themselves, but you call yourself SJawesome. Good one. If you can’t appreciate Clowe, you don’t know talent.

    • sjawesome - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:44 AM

      U mad breh?

  6. norcalsportsknowledge - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:08 AM

    Is the pot calling the kettle black. Your telling someone to get over themselves, but you call yourself SJawesome. Good one. If you can’t appreciate Clowe, you don’t know talent.

  7. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2013 at 12:15 AM

    Get over myself? The day after clowe is traded he nets 2 goals and gets an assist. How about you pull your head out of Doug Wilsons ass and admit it was A BAD TRADE.

    We cant afford him? Thats why you negotiate. I am sure clowe would have taken a smaller contract and less pay to stay on San Jose.

    • sjawesome - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:43 AM

      In case you didn’t know, the salary cap is being lowered next year. It was reported that clowe wanted a contract extention in the ballpark of 7 years 35 million dollars. Look at his stats, he is declining. Clowe is very very VERY slow. Yes he sticks up for teammates, yes he can hit, but he is not a true top 6 forward. He is a 3rd liner at best. The best thing he did in his career was protect couture as he developed. Clowe is 30 years old, I would never offer that kind of a contract to a 30 year old, slow, 3rd line winger.

      In other news, this draft (2013) is supposed to be the best draft since 2003. The sharks need high draft picks and they need them now. I would have loved clowe be shipped to a team with a first round draft pick but the return that they got for clowe was decent.

      Bottom line is that clowe needed to be moved. The sharks trimmed the fat and kept the skill players that they need to make a run for the cup.

      On a complete side note: the Torres trade was the dumbest thing I have seen from Doug Wilson in a while. If it was not for this trade I would say this was a very good deadline day for the sharks. Welcome back to San Jose Scotty hannan!

  8. sjsharks66 - Apr 4, 2013 at 7:29 AM

    Again, it is called negotiation. Something grown ups do when they talk business.

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