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Sharks Acquire Draft Pick from Rangers

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired a conditional sixth round selection in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for RW Jody Shelley.

“Jody Shelley has been a tremendous competitor and teammate for this organization for the past three seasons,” said Wilson. “He strived to make a difference on and off-the-ice in San Jose and he was a leader in both areas. We thank Jody and his wife, Mandy, for everything they have given to the Sharks organization and wish them all the best in the future.”

Shelley, 34, played in 137 games with San Jose, posting 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) along with 285 penalty minutes.

In 514 NHL games with San Jose and Columbus, he has 43 points (14 goals, 29 assists) and 1,310 penalty minutes. He ranks 16th among all active NHL players in career penalty minutes and is second in the NHL since the 2001-02 season (1300).

The six-foot-three, 230-pound native of Thompson, Manitoba was selected by acquired by San Jose from Columbus in exchange for a sixth round selection (177th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft on Jan. 29, 2008.

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