Oleksuk had 19 goals and 21 assists in 74 games last season with Worcester of the AHL.
The Sharks also announced Friday that former forward Niklas Sundstrom has been hired as a European scout and several other changes to the front office.
Mike Ricci will work on the development of the team's forwards throughout the organization and Bryan Marchment will have a similar role for defencemen. Scout Dirk Graham will also work in the player development process with an emphasis on leadership and character development.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin
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