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Sharks re-sign Desjardins, Sheppard

Jun 26, 2013, 12:10 PM EDT

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San Jose has re-upped with a pair of RFA forwards, agreeing to terms with James Sheppard and Andrew Desjardins.

Desjardins, 26, signed a two-year deal with the Sharks while Sheppard, 25, inked a one-year pact.

“James played his best hockey for us in the playoffs and his game continues to improve after missing the past couple seasons,” GM Doug Wilson said in a statement. “Andrew is a player that plays with an edge, can kill penalties and has the ability to play the North-South game we desire.”

Desjardins appeared in 42 regular-season games for the Sharks, racking up 2G-1A, then appeared in all 11 postseason contests, finishing plus-1 with 28 hits.

Sheppard appeared in 32 regular-season games for the Sharks, scoring 1G-3A, and also played in all 11 postseason games.

No word yet on the financials for either player.




  1. finfan88shark - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    And experts wonder why the Sharks can never come close to winning a cup. The great Doug Wilson re-signing James Sheppard. If it was up to Wilson the team would have 20 Sheppards on the team and would play every game to a 0-0 tie.

    I predict it now, come July 5. Wilson will not be in the mix for any free agents worth crap. Instead he will say signing the teams garbage players. He will say FA are overpaid and that keeping the current underachieving team together was his number 1 priority. And that Sheppard was great in “the room”. And history repeats itself

    • sjsblitz - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:58 PM

      Not like it’ll be a monster deal. If you just trade people away like there a collection of pogs you’d end up a mess just like Holmg is in

  2. sjsharks66 - Jun 26, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Happy about both of these deals. Sheppard played hard and so did Desi.

  3. finfan88shark - Jun 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    I agree with Desi. But can anyone say that Sheppard could even make the line up of either Boston or Chicago? Shouldn’t the goal be to get better? And there is and will be nobody out in free agency or via trade that is better? And that is the point. It is not like 29 other NHL teams are gonna. After Sheppard. You save the money and go out to see what’s available. And trust me there are better players that are UFA’s in the AHL? But if you don’t find a better option then you sign him in August.

  4. gsprulz - Jun 26, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    Gotta remember Shep hadn’t played hockey till this year for awhile. It was a miracle he even made it past Worcester this quickly.

  5. thewaytonever - Jun 27, 2013 at 1:08 PM

    finfan the Wild would scoop him up. if they thought torrie Mitchell was worth signing then they would be drooling to het shep

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