What did Joe Pavelski say to Andrew Cogliano to steer him to the San Jose Sharks? What happened in Minnesota that led Nick Bonino to San Jose?
Inside the Bonino, Cogliano, and James Reimer signings:
They aren’t Bonino, Cogliano & Reimer circa 2016, but the trio can still be very important additions to the San Jose Sharks — here’s how:
Here’s a recap of a busy Day One of free agency for the San Jose Sharks — including San Jose Hockey Now breaking Bonino and Cogliano’s cap hits:
What did Will Scouching think of how the San Jose Sharks drafted? He tells us here:
In other San Jose Sharks news…
The San Jose Sharks also sent a 2024 fourth-rounder to Arizona for center Lane Pederson.
They moved quickly to sign the 23-year-old RFA:
Yr 1: $750K NHL, $250K Minors, $300K Guaranteed
Yr 2: $750K NHL 1-way
3P in 15 NHL GP, 7G 17P in 16GP
— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) July 28, 2021
Pederson may end up as a Sharks sleeper:
— Sheng Peng (@Sheng_Peng) July 28, 2021
Doug Wilson concurred: “He’s a player that we’ve liked for a while. We got to see him a lot playing down in Tucson. They brought him up later in the year. He’s a right-shot centerman, he can skate. He’s got size to him. He’s a guy that our amateur guys have followed since juniors.
“This is a guy that has the skill-set, we think, to be able to come in and compete for a spot on this team.
“We just looked at this as an opportunity to add another really good player with a real good upside.”
A couple minor signings: The Sharks have agreed to two-way contracts with Jaycob Megna and Nick Merkley, per a source. Both deals carry $750k salaries at the NHL level.
— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzNHL) July 28, 2021
Around the NHL…
A complete list of all the signings on a wild Day One of free agency — Dougie Hamilton, Zach Hyman, Philipp Grubauer, Linus Ullmark, and Phillip Danualt were among the big game bagged. (Sportsnet)
RFA Brayden Point got in the act too, signing an eight-year, $76 million dollar pact. (ESPN)
“We failed” — Montreal owner Geoff Molson apologizes to the fans, but Habs stick by Logan Mailloux. (Montreal Gazette)
There were big trades on free agency day:
Check out some of the movement:
Martin Jones said he was excited to see Justin Braun again. The two played together in San Jose. He said the two chatted briefly today.
— Jordan Hall (@JHallNBCS) July 28, 2021
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