Former Sharks right wing Bill Guerin agreed to a two-year deal with the New York Islanders on Thursday, signing with his fourth team in the last two-plus seasons.
Guerin, 36, posted nine points (eight goals, one assist) in 16 regular season games with the Sharks, including a hat trick on March 13 against the Chicago Blackhawks. The veteran forward also appeared in nine postseason games for the Sharks tallying two assists before sustaining facial lacerations in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound native of Worcester, Massachusetts was acquired on Feb. 27 from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for left wing Ville Nieminen, prospect Jay Barriball and a first round selection in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft (originally New Jersey’s selection).
In other news, former Sharks right wing Grant Stevenson signed a one-year deal with the Calgary Flames on Wednesday. Stevenson, 25, spent last season with the Worcester Sharks, San Jose’s top-development affiliate in the American Hockey League. In 59 games, the hard-working forward posted 39 points (14 goals, 25 assists).
A veteran of 47 NHL games (all with San Jose), Stevenson ironically made his NHL debut against the Flames on Nov. 23, 2005, recording his first career NHL goal that same night. During the 2005-06 campaign, he tallied 22 points (10 goals, 12 assists) and added 14 penalty minutes.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound native of Spruce Grove, Alberta was originally signed by San Jose as a free agent on April 18, 2003.