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BREAKING: Dahlen, Viel, Meloche Re-Sign with Sharks, What’s Cap Hit?



Credit: San Jose Barracuda

The San Jose Sharks have re-signed Jonathan Dahlen, Jeffrey Viel, and Nicolas Meloche.

Per The Athletic, Dahlen has been re-signed to a one-year, one-way contract. Multiple sources tell San Jose Hockey Now that his cap hit is the veteran’s minimum of $750,000.

Dahlen will also need be protected in the expansion draft, unless the San Jose Sharks want to risk the Seattle Kraken selecting him.

“Jonathan went back to Sweden this past year with goals of being the captain for his team and winning the championship in the Allsvenskan,” San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson said in a press release. “He delivered on his promises by being the MVP and leading scorer in the league and matured in his path to success. He will take this experience he has earned and challenge for a spot in the NHL.”

Per the San Jose Sharks, Viel has been re-signed to a two-year contract. A source tells SJHN that it’s a two-way contract. Multiple sources tell SJHN that his cap hit, in the NHL, is also the veteran’s minimum of $750,000. In the AHL, Viel’s salary will be $225,000 in 2021-22, $275K ($325K guaranteed) in 2022-23.

“Jeff showed his compete level last season, playing a hard-nosed, physical game,” Wilson said. “He is a player who has great character and leadership qualities, being a former captain of his junior team, and we feel that he will push to make the jump to the NHL. We are happy to have him in our organization.”

Per the San Jose Sharks, Meloche has been re-signed to a one-year contract. Per CapFriendly, it’s a two-way contract. It’s also for the veteran’s minimum in the NHL ($750,000); $170K ($200K guaranteed) in the AHL.

“Nicolas is a steady, reliable presence on the blueline,” Wilson said. “He continued his development last season with the Barracuda and the Sharks and improved over the course of the season. We feel that he is ready to compete for a spot in our lineup in the NHL.”

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