The San Jose Sharks agreed to terms with free-agent forward Adam Burish on a four-year contract worth a reported $1.8 million per season.
Burish, who won a Stanley Cup as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010, spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Stars. He is coming off a career year statistically with six goals and a personal-best 19 points in 65 games.
A ninth-round pick in the 2002 NHL Draft, Burish is known more for his ability to get under opponents' skin. He averages more than a penalty minute per game and as a rookie in 2007-08 had 214 PIMs in 81 games.
Burish has ties with Sharks forward Joe Pavelski. They were teammates at the University of Wisconsin.
Well, for me this one's concerning, the way we performed. Because three games in, playing a desperate team on the road, I was expecting something else than this. Right now, I'm just disappointed. The other games, I thought we did some things that you can build off your game. There wasn't a lot accomplished in tonight's game.
— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards after a 4-2 loss to the Sabres on Monday dropped Columbus to 0-3-0
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