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Sharks Claim Forward Jonah Gadjovich Off Waivers

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has claimed forward Jonah Gadjovich (@jgadjovich) off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.

"Jonah is a proven goal scorer at every level he has competed in during his junior and professional career, which includes the 2018 World Juniors with Team Canada," said Wilson. "He is a skater who can use his size to his advantage, and we look forward to having him join our club."

Gadjovich, 22, appeared in one game with Vancouver during the 2020-21 season. In 19 American Hockey League (AHL) games with the Utica Comets, he recorded 18 points (15 goals, three assists), 17 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating. He paced all Utica skaters and finished tied-fifth in the league in goals. No AHL player with more than ten games played maintained a better goals-per-game ratio (0.79).

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: We've claimed forward @JGadjovich off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks.🦈: https://t.co/uYUyXjhrTv pic.twitter.com/fkMk2UCRDK

During the 2019-20 season, Gadjovich registered 17 points (13 goals, four assists) in 38 games played with Utica. His 13 goals ranked sixth on the team while he was tied-fourth in power play goals (six). In 100 career AHL games, Gadjovich has recorded 45 points (32 goals, 13 assists), 81 penalty minutes and 160 shots on goal. He has seen his points-per-game, goals-per-game and shooting percentage consecutively increase in all three seasons.

Prior to his professional career, Gadjovich played four junior seasons with the Owen Sound Attack of the Ontario Hockey League. Gadjovich appeared in 228 OHL games, posting 155 points (89 goals, 66 assists), 175 penalty minutes and a plus-33 rating. Gadjovich finished third in league goal scoring in the 2016-17 season, with 46 goals in 60 games.

Internationally, he helped Canada win a gold medal at the Under-20 World Junior Championship in 2018, tallying three points (two goals, one assist) across seven games.

The six-foot-two, 209-pound native of Whitby, Ont. was selected by Vancouver in the 2017 NHL Draft (second round, 55th overall).

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