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by Paul on 07/11/12 at 06:48 PM ET
SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a five-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Vlasic, 25, finished third on the team, first among defensemen, with a +11 rating. He has been a double-digit plus player in five out of his six season in the League. He also led the team and was T-12th in the League with 171 blocked shots, including a franchise-record eight blocks on Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles. He was named the NHL Second Star of the Week for Nov. 14-20 when his tallied seven points (1-6=7) and a +7 in three games, including a career-high four-point, +5 game on Nov. 17 vs. Detroit.
In six seasons with San Jose, he has appeared in 471 regular season games where he has posted 133 points (22-111=133). In franchise history, he ranks 11th in games played and his +62 career plus/minus rating is second. Named to the 2006-07 NHL All-Rookie Team, Vlasic’s 471 career regular season games rank second among all players selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.
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