Former Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan signed a four-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, testing the free agent market on his first day as a Group III unrestricted free agent.
Hannan, 28, spent the first eight years of his NHL career in San Jose, appearing in 508 games. The rugged defenseman posted 127 points (25 goals, 102 assists) as a member of the Sharks, which included back-to-back seasons with 24 points from 2005-07, both career-highs. In addition, he accrued 329 penalty minutes and finished with an even or better plus/minus player rating in each of his eight NHL seasons.
The six-foot-one, 225-pound native of Richmond, British Columbia was selected by San Jose in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft (first round, 23rd overall).