The San Jose Sharks signed Mirco Mueller, their first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, to an entry-level contract, the club announced Sunday.
Mueller was the No. 18 selection in the draft held June 30 at Prudential Center. The defenseman had six goals and 31 points in 63 games for the Everett Silvertips of the Western Hockey League. Mueller also represented his native Switzerland in the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championships.
The same day Mueller signed his contract he was one of eight players cut from Sharks' camp. He will return to Everett for the 2013-14 season.
It's really exciting. I'm pretty sure that when I play my first game I'm going to be emotional. To be back on the ice playing a game, being in game situations, with all the routines and rituals I do before games and during the game, I feel like I'm going to be emotional. I'm going to be really happy.
— Montreal Canadiens forward Tim Bozon on playing for the first time since his life-threaning illness