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BREAKING: Kunin Re-Signs With Sharks

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LAS VEGAS — The San Jose Sharks and restricted free agent Luke Kunin are nearing a deal, sources tell San Jose Hockey Now’s Sheng Peng.

Kunin, 26, was on the last year of a two-year extension signed by Mike Grier in July 2022. He was acquired in a trade with the Nashville Predators as one of the first moves of Mike Grier’s tenure as general manager.

Per Puckpedia, Kunin is expected to sign a $2.75 million, one-year contract extension with the San Jose Sharks.

Throughout the season, the coaching staff and Mike Grier have remarked on Kunin’s locker-room and on-ice presence, so it may come as no surprise that Grier is looking to extend his contract.

“Kunny is someone who exemplifies a lot of the things that we’re looking for here, he was someone who was in the battle every night,” Grier said. “We needed more guys doing that.”

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“He’s an unbelievable human being. He’s a great leader. He’s a character guy that I think these young players can watch, how he prepares and how he is a pro,” new San Jose Sharks head coach Ryan Warsofsky said at the Draft. “I can’t say enough good things about Luke Kunin. We need more Luke Kunins.”

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