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Sharks re-sign Tennyson, ink Micheal Haley

Jul 10, 2014, 10:59 PM EDT

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The San Jose Sharks have re-signed 24-year-old defenseman Matt Tennyson to a two-year deal and added some more grit to their organization by inking 28-year-old forward Micheal Haley to a one-year deal.

Tennyson got his first taste of NHL action last season, but former Western Michigan University blueliner played primarily with the AHL Worcester Sharks. At that level, Tennyson had seven goals and 21 points in 54 AHL games.

Haley played in nine games with the New York Rangers last season and has logged a total of 52 career NHL contests. He has accumulated 163 penalty minutes over the course of his brief NHL career and he gets into a similar amount of trouble in the minors.

“Micheal plays with an edge and competes hard on every shift,” said Sharks GM Doug Wilson, per the team’s website. “His hard-working, physical game brings a different dimension that teams have to account for, and he is a great teammate that will mesh well with our organization.”

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Sharks bring back Hannan: one-year, $1 million

  1. sjsharks66 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:08 AM

    Both of these are stupid. Just like signing Hannen. Fire Wilson already!

    • sjsblitz - Jul 11, 2014 at 10:47 AM

      You’re as bad as Blomfield sometimes. If you think resigning Tennyson is dumb especially

  2. sjrulz17 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    Depth moves bro, chill. Gotta keep the farm going. As for the Hannan signing I agree, not the greatest but he’s a decent veteran that can help the young guys adjust in a smaller role. I also really think the Sharks should take a bite at Del Zotto.

  3. sjsharks66 - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    It would make sense if these were depth moves. Except Wilson keeps plugging spots for prospects with Scott, Haley and keeping Hannan. He should have let Hannan go. Vlasic is enough to teach the younger guys. So is Braun as he gets older.

    Wilson needs to focus on goaltending. I think making Stalock the starter and going after a guy like Tomas V. Would be great. I don’t know… All this talk of becoming a different team and all Wilson has done so far is sign guys who are good at punching people in the face makes no sense. It’s like he is just planning for the Kings banner game and any games against LA. I think the lack of response to Quick/Stoll really messed with Wilsons head. Lol

    • skr213 - Jul 11, 2014 at 12:55 PM

      “Vlasic is enough to teach the younger guys.” Aaaaand, you just revealed your age right there. Back to mom’s basement for you! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve always loved Vlasic and have appreciated that he flew under most people’s radar for so long. That said, he is 27 and literally JUST had his true “breakout” year in the 2012/2013 season, where he finally was playing a “complete” game that included physicality. To say that he has the veteran experience to “teach the younger guys” is just silly.

  4. jacketsfan7 - Jul 11, 2014 at 7:36 AM

    I agree with everything you have said, I just don’t think Niemi is cut out to be the sharks starting goalie anymore

  5. devilsmetsgiants - Jul 11, 2014 at 1:01 PM

    When can their glory fade? O the wild charge they made!

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