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San Jose/Evander Kane Settle Contract Grievance

from Sportsnet, 

Evander Kane and the San Jose Sharks have reached an agreement to settle his contract grievance, the team announced Friday.

“The San Jose Sharks have reached an agreement with Evander Kane regarding the termination of his NHL Standard Player Contract. The agreement has been approved by the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association. We are satisfied that its terms will not adversely impact the team, either financially or competitively, in this or future seasons,” the Sharks' statement read.

The settlement is believed to address the gap between the final three years of Kane's previous contract with the Sharks and the next three years of his current deal with the Edmonton Oilers, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports — a difference of $2.5 million.


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All Erik Karlsson

from Corey Masisak of The Athletic,

Karlsson spoke to The Athletic about his thoughts on all of the changes, his conversations with new GM Mike Grier and coach David Quinn and the direction of the franchise. And we talked about his health, which is sure to be a popular topic, given that he has missed 25-plus games in three of his four seasons with the Sharks.

A lot has happened with the organization this offseason … what was your general reaction to all of the changes?

I mean, I think it was long overdue, probably. It’s just the way it goes. They’ve had the same things here for so long and they’ve been doing a good job at it, but obviously lately that hasn’t been the case. So you kind of figured when one domino fell that the rest would follow it. And that’s kind of where we’re at right now.

Obviously you’re going to get a lot of questions about your health in the coming weeks. You said you feel even better … is there anything you can to point to as a theme of the injury issues the past few years, or has it been a random thing here, fluke thing there type of situation?

Yeah, it’s hard to say. I think the injuries that I’ve had since I got here … some of them probably could have been prevented a little bit and some of them were just like, things happen. I broke my thumb when blocked a shot. I mean, what are you going to do? That’s part of the game. I had some wear and tear where, if we were in a different position where you can take some time off and maybe look after it a little bit different, maybe it doesn’t get to the point where you have to have surgery. It is all circumstantial. I think now maybe I should be a little bit more cautious about when things come on, even if it means missing a little bit of time here and there in order to not miss a lot of time at the end of the year. Hopefully we’re in a position where we can afford to do that.

I think overall, I’ve been fairly fortunate to be able to play through everything that I’ve had. It screwed a few of my summers up, but other than that, I feel healthy. I feel good. My body can do all the things that I need it to do, at the pace that I want it to. And then you’ve just got to hope that you catch things at the right time, and that you don’t have to play through things to get to the point where it is unbearable.

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Vegas Golden Knights Acquire Adin Hill

VEGAS (August 29, 2022) – Vegas Golden Knights General Manager Kelly McCrimmon announced today, August 29, that the team has acquired goaltender Adin Hill from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2024 NHL Entry Draft.

Hill, a native of British Columbia, spent the 2021-22 campaign in San Jose and appeared in a career-high 25 games with the Sharks, posting a 2.66 GAA and .906 save percentage with two shutouts. Before his time in San Jose, Hill played four seasons with the Coyotes after being drafted by Arizona in the third round (76th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The goaltender has seen action in a total of 74 NHL contests, earning a 2.74 GAA and .908 save percentage. Internationally, Hill helped Canada win gold at the 2021 IIHF World Championship by appearing in three games and making 36 saves on 40 shots. The 26-year-old spent three years with the Portland Winterhawks and earned the best save percentage (.921) among all qualified goaltenders in the WHL following the 2014-15 season.

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David Quinn Named Head Coach Of The San Jose Sharks

via NHL.com,

David Quinn was hired as coach of the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday.

Quinn, who turns 56 on Saturday, replaced Bob Boughner, who was fired July 1.

He was fired as coach of the New York Rangers on May 12, 2021, after going 96-87-25 in three seasons, and was replaced by Gerard Gallant. The Rangers fired president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton one week earlier on May 5, replacing them with Chris Drury, who was promoted to president and GM.

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Brent Burns May Be Headed To Carolina

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Mourning The Sudden Passing Of Bryan Marchment

from NHL.com,

Bryan Marchment, who played 17 NHL seasons with nine teams, died Wednesday. He was 53.

Known as a physical, hard-nosed defenseman, Marchment had 182 points (40 goals, 142 assists) and had 2,307 penalty minutes in 926 NHL games with the Winnipeg Jets, Chicago Blackhawks, Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning, San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames.

"The National Hockey League mourns the passing of San Jose Sharks scout and former NHL player Bryan Marchment," the NHL said in a statement. "Our deepest condolences go out to his family, the Sharks organization and Bryan's many friends, former teammates and fans."

Marchment retired in 2006 and joined the Sharks front office in August 2007, working with the scouting and player development departments.

His son, Mason Marchment, is a forward with the Florida Panthers.


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Mike Grier Officially Named General Manager Of The San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) Owner Hasso Plattner today announced that Mike Grier has been named as the team's general manager.

Grier becomes the fifth general manager in the Sharks franchise history, preceded by Doug Wilson (2003-22), Dean Lombardi (1996-03), Chuck Grillo (1992-96), and Jack Ferreira (1991-92).

He has the distinguished honor of becoming the first Black general manager in the history of the National Hockey League.

In this role, Grier will have overall authority regarding all aspects of the Sharks hockey-related operations, including overseeing all player personnel decisions, leading the club's player evaluation process at all professional, minor, and junior levels, negotiating player contracts, directing the club's on-ice coaching and off-ice support staffs, and managing the efforts of the team's scouting department.

Grier will report directly to Plattner and President Jonathan Becher.

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Mike Grier Will Be Named GM Today For The San Jose Sharks

from Sportsnet,

The San Jose Sharks will announce Mike Grier as their new general manager on Tuesday, Sportsnet can confirm. It is believed he will be the first Black man in NHL history to hold the position.

Grier, 47, played 14 seasons in the NHL beginning in 1996, three of them with the Sharks. His last season was with the Buffalo Sabres and he retired from playing in 2011.

Grier replaces interim GM Mike Will, who took over when Doug Wilson stepped away in November of 2021 for medical reasons. Wilson had held the position for 19 years and resigned in April.

The Detroit-born, but Massachusetts-raised Grier has held various non-playing positions since retiring. He spent two seasons behind the bench as an assistant with the New Jersey Devils from 2018 to 2020. A year ago, he was hired as an adviser to hockey operations for the New York Rangers. He has also served as a scout for the Chicago Blackhawks between 2014 and 2018.


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The San Jose Sharks Now Need A Head Coach While The GM Search Continues

added 11:12am, SJS release is below.

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