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Sharks re-sign Hannan (one year, $1M), Kennedy (two years, $4.7M)

Jul 5, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT


The San Jose Sharks have re-upped with a pair of skaters, re-signing defenseman Scott Hannan and forward Tyler Kennedy, the latter acquired from Pittsburgh at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

Hannan, 34, agreed to a one-year, $1 million deal.

Kennedy, 26, agreed to a two-year, $4.7 million deal with an average annual cap hit of $2.35 million.

Kennedy appeared 46 games for the Pens last year, posting 11 points (six goals, five assists) and played nine playoff games registering five points (two goals, three assists) with a plus-6 rating.

Hannan, acquired from Nashville at the trade deadline, proved to be a solid acquisition for the Sharks. He played in all 11 postseason games, registering four assists, a plus-1 rating and an average of 17:18 TOI per game.

With the moves, the Sharks now sit tight to the salary cap ceiling.

  1. sjsharks66 - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    Wilson never ceases to amaze me with his big splashes in the free agency…..

    • ethanmacleod1685 - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:52 PM

      He had no money to spend, what do you expect?

    • sanfranbruinsfan - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      Big splashes are a lot of fun but free agency seldom wins the cup, at least in the short term.

      Chicago ’13 core was in place before free agency
      Los Angeles ’12 core built through draft, added Richards via trade, then Carter at trade deadline
      Boston ’11 core mostly through the draft, Chara came in UFA several years earlier
      Chicago ’10 Added Hossa in UFA to a solid core

      Pretty sure Wilson had no money to spend because the cap went down 7 million. Kinda messes with a GMs projections.

  2. sjsharks66 - Jul 5, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    Exactly how does he let it get to the point of having no money. Lol

    He should have bought out havlat last year. Now they are stuck with the most injury prone player in the league for another year.

  3. hockey412 - Jul 5, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Kennedy wasn’t worth the $2M/year he was making this year. How he continues to get a raise is beyond me.

  4. btlpper68 - Jul 5, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Everyone is bashing dw what are u suppose to do w 2.5 mil cap space

  5. sjsharks66 - Jul 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM

    Not let yourself get to the point of only 2.5 mil in cap space?

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