Over the past few years, the Sharks European scouts have been on something of a hot streak. The Sharks organization has been able to sign young free agents from overseas who have immediately made an impact. Last year brought Marcus Sorenesen & Tim Heed. Joonas Donskoi came the year prior, and Melker Karlsson signed back in 2014.
On Tuesday, the Sharks announced the signings of two more European prospects, Radim Simek and Filip Sandberg, hoping to make an impact sooner rather than later.
San Jose added another puck-moving offensive defenseman in Radim Simek. The 24-year-old Czech has been a consistent goal scorer, putting up 10, 9, and 11 goals the past three seasons for HC Bílí Tygři Liberec of the Czech Extraliga.