SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks announced today that the club has acquired forward Lane Pederson from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a 2024 fourth-round selection. After being acquired, Pederson signed a two-year contract with San Jose. The contract is a two-way deal in Year One, followed by a one-way contract in Year Two.
"We have been following Lane since his time with Swift Current and has continued to improve every season," said Wilson. "We are excited to add a young, up-and-coming right shot center who has offensive upside and is difficult to play against."
Pederson, 23, appeared in 15 games for Arizona last season, recording three points (one goal, to assists). He made his NHL debut on Apr. 2, 2021 at Anaheim and scored his first NHL goal in the contest. He also appeared in 16 games for the Tucson Roadrunners, scoring 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists).
In his professional career, all with the Arizona organization, he has appeared in 15 NHL games and 183 American Hockey League contests, recording 124 points (58 goals, 66 assists) with 100 penalty minutes. In the 2018-19 season, he led Tucson in goals and points, and ranked third on the team in assists. In his rookie season the year prior, he ranked fourth in points on Tucson (26).
Prior to his professional career, he appeared in 199 career games with the Seattle Thunderbirds, Red Deer Rebels and Swift Current Broncos in the Western Hockey League (WHL), scoring 140 points (53 goals, 87 assists).
The six-foot, 190-pound native of Saskatoon, Sask. was originally signed as a free agent by Arizona on Oct. 13, 2016.