Jonathan Cheechoo signed today with San Jose [terms unreleased], leaving Scott Hannan as the only unsigned restricted free agent. Cheechoo scored 9 goals and 7 assists in 66 games with the Sharks last season.
Sturm, Smith, McCauley, Kiprusoff, Zalesak agree to terms
Alyn McCauley, Miikka Kiprusoff and Miroslav Zalesak agreed to contracts today with the San Jose Sharks. All restricted free agents, McCauley signed a 3 year deal, Kiprusoff and Zalesak inked one year deals. Terms were not released.
[Update] Marco Sturm and Mark Smith join the signing frenzy as GM Doug Wilson nabs 5 players in one day. Sturm signed a 2 year deal.
[Player status to date]
Signed players: Damphousse, Davison, Dimitrakos, Ehrhoff, Goc, Harvey, Fahey, Kiprusoff, Korolyuk, Marleau, McCauley, McLaren, Murray, Nabokov, Primeau, Rathje, Ricci, Smith, Stuart, Sturm, Thornton, Zalesak.
Unsigned: Cheechoo, Graves, Hannan, Messier.
Sharks prospect mini-camp
Sharks mini-camp today at Logitech Ice.
More pics from fans Khai and Eric
Marleau, Goc, Davison sign with San Jose
According to TSN, Marleau, Goc and Davison agreed to terms with the Sharks today. Patrick tied for the lead with 28 goals last season, and added 29 assists for 57 points in 82 games. Terms of the deals were not released.
[Player status to date]
Signed players: Damphousse, Davison, Dimitrakos, Ehrhoff, Goc, Harvey, Fahey, Korolyuk, Marleau, McLaren, Murray, Nabokov, Primeau, Rathje, Ricci, Stuart, Thornton.
Unsigned: Cheechoo, Graves, Hannan, Kiprusoff, McCauley, Messier, Smith, Sturm, Zalesak.
A few available free agents: Arvedson, Dahlen, Federov, Robitaille, Ronning, Rucinsky, Whitney.
Show me the Selanne
Earlier this summer Teemu Selanne turned down a 6.5 million option in order to test the free agent market. On the first day of free agency, Colorado signed Selanne to a 5.8 million dollar contract, and Kariya to a 1.2 million dollar contract.
The largest problem for Colorado now is who will center the Kariya/Selanne tandem, Forsberg or Sakic? Sigh.
Replacing the recently retired Roy should not be difficult with 4 potential 100 point forwards. Cujo may get a look after Hasek expressed his intention to un-retire.
- Prolouge 2003 Tour de France
- Vote for Oakland outfielder Eric Byrnes until 3pm Wednesday for the 2003 MLB allstar game. Next up, getting a vote for the A's to move to San Jose or Santa Clara.
- On a recent "scouting" trip to Europe we spotted Peter Forsberg at Cafe Opera in Stockholm.