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Sharks make Wingels official, re-sign Sheppard — one-year, $1.3 million

Jul 8, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks did a bit of upkeep of their own restricted free agents on Tuesday.

The team made the re-signing of Tommy Wingels official. We shared the report of his three-year, $7.4 million deal recently. After coming off a career-best season he received the healthy raise he had coming to him.

The Sharks also announced they’ve re-signed forward James Sheppard to a one-year contract. David Pollak of the Mercury News says it’s worth $1.3 million.

Sheppard, 26, had his best season since 2009-10 with the Minnesota Wild last season totaling four goals and 20 points in 67 games. He had an impressive turn in the playoffs scoring two goals with six points in San Jose’s seven-game series loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

While he was playing third and fourth line minutes (average time on ice of 12:10), he found a way to be a productive player in San Jose’s bottom six. Having that sort of play helped keep things balanced out although it didn’t do much to help the team overall in the postseason.

  1. sharksman - Jul 8, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    way to shake things up Wilson !
    I do like shep and wingels not criticizing but so far Wilson is all talk with the whole “change” thing

    • skr213 - Jul 8, 2014 at 4:58 PM

      It’s still a long time till October. I know he’s working as hard as he can behind the scenes to move Jumbo or Patty, so we’ll see if he can come up with any deals that either of them will accept.

  2. blomfeld - Jul 8, 2014 at 8:14 PM


  3. chief361 - Jul 8, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    they would’ve done better to re-sign heatley to that contract that sheppard got.

    • skr213 - Jul 9, 2014 at 1:38 PM

      I don’t know what planet you live on, but it’s obviously far enough away that you’re still watching hockey footage from 2006.

      • chief361 - Jul 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM

        it was a joke, but considering heatley signed for cheaper than sheppard and will assuredly provide more than four goals a season (albeit not much more), i stand by my word. we couldn’t wait to get either out of MN either way.

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