San Jose Sharks Wiretap

Avs Reacquire Matt Nieto In Four Player Trade With Sharks

Jan 26, 2023 1:20 AM

The Colorado Avalanche brought back a familiar face Wednesday when they reacquired veteran two-way forward Matt Nieto from the San Jose Sharks.

Nieto, along with prospect defenseman Ryan Merkley, are going to the defending Stanley Cup champions in exchange for defenseman Jacob MacDonald and prospect forward Martin Kaut.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, San Jose Sharks, Official Trade

Sharks' Ryan Merkley Requests Trade For Fresh Start

Jan 4, 2023 3:08 PM

Less than five years after the Sharks made him a first-round draft pick, defenseman Ryan Merkley has requested a trade from the organization, feeling a fresh start elsewhere will help him rejuvenate his professional career.

The 22-year-old Merkley, who has spent the entire season with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, recently made the trade request and the Sharks are trying to accommodate him, according to Frank Seravalli of

“We feel a change will be better for him opportunity-wise after five years,” Merkley’s agent, J.P. Barry, wrote in an email to this news organization.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

NHL Suspends Tomas Hertl Two Games For High-Stick Penalty

Dec 21, 2022 10:40 AM

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has been suspended two games for a high-stick penalty against the Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm.

Hertl received a minor penalty for the infraction on Sunday night. The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Hertl will miss two games without pay, his first suspension of his 10-year career.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Suspension

Mitchel Marner Extends Career-Long Point Streak To 18 Games

Dec 1, 2022 2:27 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Mitchell Marner extended his career-long point streak to 18 games on Wednesday while tying a franchise record.

The winger scored an empty-net goal late in the third period of Toronto's 3-1 win over the San Jose Sharks to continue his run. It's the longest active streak in the NHL this season and started in an overtime loss to the Sharks on Oct. 27.

Marner joined Darryl Sittler (in 1977-78) and Eddie Olczyk (1989-90) as the only Leafs to hit that 18-game mark.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, San Jose Sharks, Game Recap, Personal Award

Devan Dubnyk Retires After 12 NHL Seasons

Oct 31, 2022 12:09 AM

Devan Dubnyk announced his retirement from the NHL on Saturday after 12 seasons.

The 36-year-old goalie last played in 2020-21, when he went 6-11-2 with a 3.20 goals-against average and .895 save percentage in 22 games (18 starts) for the San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Colorado Avalanche, Edmonton Oilers, Minnesota Wild, Phoenix Coyotes, Nashville Predators, Personal Award

Phil Kessel Becomes NHL's New 'Iron Man'

Oct 26, 2022 3:01 AM

And now Phil Kessel stands alone.

Kessel became the NHL's new "iron man" on Tuesday -- and did so in style, scoring his 400th career goal in the Vegas Golden Knights' 4-2 win over the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The 35-year-old winger has now appeared in 990 consecutive games, a streak that started Nov. 3, 2009.

"I was happy to get it,'' Kessel said. "It was a special night. I'm glad to get the win.''

Tags: Vegas, San Jose Sharks, Game Recap, Personal Award

Former Sharks GM Doug Wilson Still Faces Long Recovery Process

Oct 15, 2022 5:03 PM

Doug Wilson said his physical health has improved but that he still faces a long recovery process from an unspecified illness that caused him to step down as the Sharks’ general manager earlier this year.

“I am not where I need to be. I’ve got some work ahead of me,” Wilson said Saturday morning at a news conference, hours before the special recognition ceremony the Sharks are holding for him at SAP Center.


Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor

Sharks', Predators' Russian Players A Go For Prague

Sep 29, 2022 1:44 PM

Russian NHL players from the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators will be permitted to play games in Prague, despite the Czech government having previously said they weren't welcome there due to the war in Ukraine.

Nashville and San Jose are set to play regular-season games Oct. 7 and 8 at Prague's O2 Arena as part of the 2022 NHL Global Series in Europe. The Sharks' Alexander Barabanov and Evgeny Svechnikov, as well as Nashville's Yakov Trenin, are Russian-born players.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor

David Quinn Embracing Second Chance As NHL Coach

Sep 18, 2022 1:21 AM

David Quinn has two more days of blue skies and ocean waves and sandy sidewalks before he sets to the task ahead of him: coaching the San Jose Sharks.

It's been a whirlwind of a summer: preparations for the complete rebuild of his beach house, 23 rounds of golf, and a second chance at coaching in the NHL after a year away, a year that nearly saw him go stir crazy after he was fired by the New York Rangers on May 12, 2021, after three seasons as coach. It might have happened had he not been handed the reins to the U.S. men's national team for the 2022 Beijing Olympics and 2022 IIHF World Championship.

"It was very odd," Quinn said. "You can't prepare for it. You know when you get to this level you're going to get fired eventually. You've got to stay mentally strong and stay involved. You're always asking your team to be mentally tough and your players to be mentally tough and I think that tests a coach when you get fired for the first time in your life."

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Misc Rumor

Sharks, Evander Kane Settle Contract Grievance

Sep 16, 2022 2:17 PM

The San Jose Sharks and former forward Evander Kane have settled a grievance over his contract termination last season before the matter went to arbitration.

The NHLPA filed a grievance on behalf of Kane in January after the Sharks terminated his deal, citing a breach of his contract and a violation AHL COVID-19 protocols. Kane was in the fourth year of a seven-year, $49 million contract that paid him $7 million on average annually.

Kane signed a free-agent contract with the Edmonton Oilers last season and then signed a four-year extension with the Oilers this summer.

An NHL source tells ESPN that the settlement is expected to bridge the gap between the money owed Kane by the Sharks and the money he's making on his new deal with the Oilers.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Edmonton Oilers, Legal, Misc Rumor

Erik Karlsson Hasn't Asked Sharks For Trade

Sharks Trade Adin Hill To Golden Knights

Sharks, Timo Meier Have Yet To Discuss Extension

Sharks' Nikolai Knyzhov Tears Achilles Tendon

Patrick Marleau To Have No. 12 Retired By Sharks

Sharks Officially Name David Quinn New Head Coach

Sharks Expected To Hire David Quinn As Head Coach

Sharks Re-Sign Kaapo Kahkonen To Two-Year Deal

Sharks Trade Brent Burns To Hurricanes

Sharks Hire Mike Grier As First Black GM In NHL History

Sharks Fire Head Coach Bob Boughner

Sharks' Patrick Marleau Retires After 23-Seasons

NHL To Play 2022-23 Regular-Season Games In Europe

Sharks GM Doug Wilson Stepping Down

Clayton Keller Has Surgery On Fractured Leg

Sharks Sign Tomas Hertl To Eight-Year Extension

Zdeno Charra Sets Record For Most Games Played By Defenseman

Evander Kane Reaches Agreement To Join Oilers

Sharks' Erik Karlsson Expected To Miss Two Months

Oilers GM Ken Holland Confirms Talks With Evander Kane's Agent