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The San Jose Sharks have added another prospect to the fold.

Mitchell Russell, 21, has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sharks.

The over-age OHL forward is enjoying an outstanding season with the North Bay Battalion, scoring 41 goals and 47 assists in 64 games. Russell finished 10th in the league with 88 points.

Sharks prospect Brandon Coe’s teammate, Russell currently leads the OHL playoffs with 11 goals and is second with 22 points. The Battalion begin the OHL Eastern Conference finals against the Hamilton Bulldogs tomorrow.

“Mitchell is a character player and leader on the ice with good production that helps his team win,” San Jose Sharks interim GM Joe Will said in a team press release. “He has a strong pedigree as a skater who was selected in the first round of the OHL Draft.”

The 6-foot-0, 193-pound forward didn’t play last year because the OHL canceled their 2020-21 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Other Sharks News…

Corey Pronman has selected Jonathan Lekkerimaki at No. 11 for the San Jose Sharks in his latest mock draft. (The Athletic)

Curtis Brown’s son Griffin Brown was selected today in the WHL Draft:

Here’s how San Jose Sharks fans rated players, coaches, and management this year. (The Athletic)

Around the NHL…

Former Wild prospect Kris Foucault saves a six-year-old girl from drowning. (NHL)

Chloe Primerano has become the first woman skater drafted to the CHL after getting selected by the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. (The Hockey News)

Rob Blake has signed a three-year extension to stay LA Kings GM. (Hockey Royalty)

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh Penguins sound like they know it’s over between them.

I’M READY BOTH WAYS: Malkin, Penguins Sound Like They Know It’s Over

That’s a sweet logo: Vegas Golden Knights unveil ECHL affiliation with expansion Savannah Ghost Pirates.

Golden Knights Unveil Savannah Ghost Pirates As New ECHL Affiliate

Dominik Simon confirms altercation with Detroit Red Wings’ Filip Hronek led to Simon’s dismissal from Czechia World Championships team.

Simon Confirms Altercation With Red Wings Hronek; Shoulders Responsibility For Incident

Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin reunites with family in Russia for first time since Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Gr8 Homecoming: Ovechkin Reunites With Wife, Kids For First Time In Months

Philadelphia Flyers meet with Barry Trotz.

Flyers to meet with Barry Trotz; can they woo him away from Winnipeg?

But look out, the Jets are also talking to the ex-New York Islanders bench boss:

Trotz Interviewing in Winnipeg, Close to Home

Should Montreal Canadiens target Kevin Fiala?

Should The Canadiens Try To Pry Kevin Fiala Off NHL Trade Market?

Who’s staying, who’s going for Vancouver Canucks?

Vancouver Free Agents: Options for Club, Which Canucks Gone

Ryan O’Reilly’s Colorado Avalanche career remains an enigma.

Ryan O’Reilly Avalanche Career Remains an Enigma (+)

No easy answers for where it went wrong for the Boston Bruins:

Haggs: No Easy Answers Where It Went Wrong For Boston Bruins |BHN+

Former San Jose Sharks bench boss Darryl Sutter, now of the Calgary Flames, is a Jack Adams Trophy finalist once again.

Sutter a Jack Adams Finalist Amid Incredible Flames Season

Florida Panthers defenseman Ben Chiarot fined for head butt.

Florida Panthers defenseman Ben Chiarot fined for head butt

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Alaskan_ice

Owen Nolan’s kid was drafted?? Brad Stuart’s kid was drafted?? Curtis Brown’s kid was drafted??
Good lord, I’m getting old.

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