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The San Jose Sharks signed center Joe Pavelski to a $30 million, five-year contract extension Tuesday that will keep him off the free-agent market next summer.
He is the second key player signed to an extension this offseason by general manager Doug Wilson. Center Logan Couture also signed a $30 million, five-year extension earlier this month, a year before he could become a free agent. The deals keep both players under contract through the 2018-19 season.
"Joe has been an important part of our success over the last several years and we are excited to have him with our club for the next six seasons," Wilson said.
Pavelski, a seventh-round pick in 2003, has become a cornerstone of the franchise. He was tied for third on the team in points last season when he had 16 goals and 15 assists in 48 games. He is also a key part of both the power-play and penalty-kill units, is strong in the faceoff circle and has the versatility to play center or wing.
The 29-year-old has 150 goals and 186 assists in 479 career games with San Jose. He ranks 10th in his draft class in points per game (0.70) and is the only player in the top 15 to be selected after the second round.
He is third among all American-born players with 158 points over the past three seasons and has been invited to attend the United States' national team orientation camp next month in preparation for the 2014 Olympics. Pavelski won the silver medal with the Americans in Vancouver in 2010.
Pavelski has been a strong performer in the postseason throughout his career, with four goals and eight assists for a team-high 12 points in 11 playoff games last year. He has 24 goals and 26 assists in 74 career playoff games.
Locking up Couture and Pavelski long term was a key goal this offseason for the Sharks. They still have a few notable potential older free agents next summer in captain Joe Thornton, franchise all-time leading goal scorer Patrick Marleau and star defenseman Dan Boyle.
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Lost while everybody was crying about a guy who had no chance of returning to the Giants signing with the Dodgers was some actual good news from an actual good team in the Bay Area:
Joe Pavelski will be playing for the Sharks for the foreseeable future.
He and the Sharks agreed to a 5-year, $30 million extension on Tuesday. Pavelski, 29, was set to become one of the top unrestricted...
Joe Pavelski had one year remaining on his current contract so instead of waiting the Sharks decided to get an extension out of the way now.
The team announced on Tuesday that they have signed Pavelski to a five-year contract extension.
"Joe has been an important part of our success over the last several years and we are excited to have him with our club for the next six seasons...
BREAKING: #SJSharks sign center Joe Pavelski to a five-year contract extension. DETAILS: http://t.co/2NK6eAPAZ6
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) July 30, 2013
The San Jose Sharks have signed Joe Pavelski to a five year contract worth $30 million. Pavelski, drafted in the seventh round of the 2003 NHL Draft, managed to record 31 points in 48 games last season. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Pavelski signed with HC Dinamo Minsk of the KHL, posting seven goals and 14 points in 17 games. Over his career, he has 150 goals [...]
Scott Gomez gets 900k for on 1 year deal from #Panthers.
— Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) July 31, 2013
Forward Scott Gomez signs with his third NHL team in three seasons. Gomez has played in the NHL for 14 season scoring (171g-530a--730pts) and has had a hard time hitting the back of the net as of late, scoring only 11 goals in the last three seasons. Advice, don't select...
Two-time NHL All-Star center Scott Gomez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Florida Panthers, executive vice president and general manager Dale Tallon announced Wednesday.
Gomez, 33, has played for four teams over a 13-year career. Last season in San Jose, he record two goals and 13 assists in 39 games.
He ranks first among active U.S. born players in assists (530) and points...
One year deal. For a kid from Alaska... Not a bad place to play. Solid signing by Panthers. Gomez will help on thee power play and with experience.
Scott Gomez has inked a one-year deal with the Florida Panthers worth $900,000. After much criticism for not living up to his seven year, $51.5M contract that he signed with the New York Ranger back in 2007, Scott Gomez was let go by the Montreal Canadiens via buy-out, the same day former Rangers defenseman Wade Redden was released. On June [...]
The summer is starting to wind down. The School year is about to begin in a few weeks. That means that college hockey players will be returning to their respective campuses in a few weeks. Hopefully, this summer has a few hot days left before September comes our way. God knows that last winter was a doozy.
So far this offseason, 30 NCAA hockey players have forgone their college...