San Jose – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed right wing Jamal Mayers to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Jamal is a fast, physical, team-first player who brings the ingredients we were looking for to this role,” said Wilson. “He is an extremely fit athlete who can kill penalties and we think he will mesh well with our group of forwards.”
Mayers, 35, split last season between Toronto and Calgary after being sent to the Flames as part of the Dion Phaneuf deal. In 71 games with the Maple Leafs and Flames, he posted 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) and 131 penalty minutes.
In 737 NHL games with St, Louis, Toronto and Calgary, Mayers has picked up 188 points (81 goals, 107 assists) and 969 penalty minutes.
He has also played in 48 Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with St. Louis, and posted 13 points (five goals, eight assists) and 20 penalty minutes.
Mayers has represented his native Canada three times at the World Championships (2000, 2007 [gold medal] and 2008 [silver medal]).
The six-foot-one, 215-pound forward from Toronto, Ontario was originally drafted by St. Louis in the fourth round (89th overall) in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.