The San Jose Sharks released their training camp roster and there was one big surprise.
We also touched on Tristen Robins signing his entry-level contract and the AHL’s plan to begin their season on February 5th here:
Why might the Golden Knights be in trouble soon?
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In other San Jose Sharks news…
2019 second-round pick Artemi Kniazev continues to impress at the WJCs — he was second on Team Russia with 23:25 TOI, adding an assist in a thrilling 4-3 OT victory over Sweden. His teammate, 2019 fourth-rounder Yegor Spiridonov played 10:07 and hit a post.
Artemi Kniazev is so clearly the best Russian defenceman, but you'd hardly know it based on his usage.
— J.D. Burke (@JDylanBurke) December 31, 2020
Kniazev led all Russian defensemen in controlled exits yesterday:
Here are the individual Zone Exit & Zone Entry stats for Team Russia from the game vs Sweden in Group B at the #WorldJuniors.
Rodion Amirov is a zone entry machine. pic.twitter.com/ff0IsSI5Of
— Mikael Nahabedian (@hunterofstats) December 31, 2020
2019 sixth-round pick Santeri Hatakka scored a goal and skated 17:36 in Finland’s 6-0 rout of Slovakia. (IIHF)
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) December 30, 2020
Brent Burns guest starred on “Vikings”:
Hockey player. Ranch owner. Norris winner. Actor on the show Vikings.
You know, just @Burnzie88 things.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 31, 2020
Martin Jones has a new mask:
NEW MASK SZN
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) December 30, 2020
You’re right, Erik:
So very true — Erik Karlsson, on his New Year's Eve plans: "I'll probably go to bed at 8 and sleep through it all so I only have that shitty year behind me when I wake up." https://t.co/8BPD65rj61
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) December 31, 2020
Around the NHL…
Fabulous Joe Thornton stories from a bevy of former San Jose Sharks players and staff like Peter DeBoer, Rob Zettler, Mike Aldrich, Tom Holy, Dan Rusanowsky, Trent Yawney, Scott Thornton, Joe Pavelski, Tommy Wingels, Ryane Clowe, Jason Demers, Torrey Mitchell, Devin Setoguchi, Jamie McGinn, Marcel Goc, Douglas Murray, and Matt Carle. (The Athletic)
Derick Brassard has signed with the Coyotes for a year. (Five for Howling)
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