Sharks sign first Bay Area-born NHL prospect

by NHL.com
The San Jose Sharks on Friday signed unrestricted free-agent defensive prospect Sena Acolatse to an entry-level contract. Originally from Hayward, Calif., Acolatse becomes the first Bay Area-born prospect to be signed by the Sharks.

Acolatse, 20, has spent most of this season with Prince George of the Western Hockey League  following an early-season trade from Saskatoon. Between both clubs, he has posted 56 points (14 goals and 42 assists) in 59 games, along with 121 penalty minutes.

“This is a great moment for me to sign with the Sharks and join a tremendous organization that is building a winning tradition,” said Acolatse, who has 12 points in his last 10 games. “Coming to Prince George has been an excellent move for me and I want to thank the Cougars for giving me the opportunity to continue growing my game here.”

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