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BREAKING: Sharks Acquire Duclair for Lorentz



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The San Jose Sharks have added a much-needed goal-scoring winger.

The Sharks have acquired Anthony Duclair from the Florida Panthers for Steven Lorentz and a Sharks’ 2025 fifth-round pick. Shayna Goldman was the first on this story, and multiple insiders have noted that this is a salary dump for cap-strapped Florida.

“Anthony will bring speed and tenacity to our lineup on a nightly basis,” GM Mike Grier said in a team press release. “He has a well-rounded game along with the ability to score and we are excited to have him join our organization.”

Duclair, 27, is a three-time 20-goal scorer, with a career-high of 31 in 2021-22. Last year, however, he only tallied two goals and seven assists in an injury-plagued 20-game campaign. He did manage to add four goals and seven assists in the post-season, while appearing in 20 of Florida’s 21 playoff games in their surprise run to the Stanley Cup Final.

Duclair is signed for one more year at $3 million AAV and is a good candidate to outperform that contract with the opportunity that he should get with the San Jose Sharks, as long as he can stay in the line-up.

The left-shot winger will immediately slot in the Sharks’ top-six, with the likes of Alexander Barabanov and William Eklund. He will be a UFA after this season.

Lorentz, 27, came to the San Jose Sharks in the Brent Burns trade last summer. He became an immediate fan favorite as a speedy, forechecking fourth-line center.

He has one year left on his contract at a $1.05 million AAV.

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