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Sharks re-sign former first-rounder Petrecki

Sep 11, 2013, 11:16 AM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks have re-upped with defenseman Nick Petrecki on a one-year deal, the club announced on Tuesday.

Petrecki, 24, was the San Jose’s first-round pick (28th overall) at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft — 15 spots ahead of fellow defenseman P.K. Subban, who was selected by Montreal.

Petrecki’s time with the club has been spent almost exclusively in the AHL, as he’s appeared in 242 games with the Sharks’ affiliate in Worcester. He did, however, make his NHL debut last season, playing nearly 12 minutes in a 3-2 win over Anaheim last January.

In 2011-12, Petrecki was awarded the 2012 Yanick Dupre Memorial Award, given to the AHL man of the year for service in his local community.

  1. bleedingteal4life - Sep 11, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Omg who cares about Worcester? I want NHL news. Yes yes I know that’s where a lot of players come up from, however idc. Real news please

    • hockey412 - Sep 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM

      DUDE we’re in like the 13th month of the off-season. Camp starts soon…not too much to report! These guys have done a good job of keeping us at least entertained through the summer, and that’s not easy!

    • hockeyflow33 - Sep 11, 2013 at 5:20 PM

      Why do you idiots continue to complain about content? If you aren’t interested in the story don’t read it. If you think the site sucks there are a ton of hockey sites you can go to.

  2. mrpinkca - Sep 11, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    He has a really hard shot with absolutely no accuracy. If he can figure out how to make the puck go where it’s supposed to he could be quite valuable in the NHL. As is, he’s pretty big and might make an OK 3rd pairing guy.

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