SAN JOSE, California - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Scott Hannan
from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a conditional 2013 NHL Draft selection.
The deal is for a seventh round selection but could become a sixth round selection in the event Hannan plays in one playoff game in 2013.
Hannan, 34, has played in 29 games for Nashville this season, posting one assist and 20 penalty minutes. He spent the 2011-12 season with Calgary, notching 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) and 38 penalty minutes in 78 games.
“Scott Hannan is a player we are very familiar with and gives us an added veteran depth presence on defense,” said Wilson.
Hannan spent the first eight years of his career in San Jose, playing 508 games which ranks him 10th all-time among Sharks players. His +45 rating ranks him 5th all-time.
In 937 career games with San Jose, Colorado, Washington, Calgary and Nashville, he has posted 198 points (33 goals, 165 assists) and 542 penalty minutes.
The six-foot-two, 220-pound native of Richmond, British Columbia native was originally selected by San Jose in the first round (23rd overall) in the 1997 draft.