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Sharks Free Agency Recap 2008

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson was busy this 4th of July holiday, bolstering the team's defensive corps by bringing in three Stanley Cup winning defensemen.


Last Thursday, San Jose signed longtime Los Angeles Kings blueliner Rob Blake to a one-year deal, then followed up on Friday by acquiring Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Blake hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2001 as a member of the Colorado Avalanche. Boyle and Lukowich won a Stanley Cup in 2004 as teammates on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Below is a complete recap of last week's signings and trades.



Blake
Sharks Sign Free Agent Defenseman Blake

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed Group III unrestricted free agent defenseman Rob Blake to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  ...more



Boyle
Sharks Nab Boyle and Lukowich from Tampa
Carle, Wishart, 1st Rounder (2009), 4th Rounder (2010) Sent To Lightning

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defensemen Matt Carle and Ty Wishart, a first round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Lukowich
Boyle, who will turn 32 on July 12, posted 25 points (4-21=25) in just 37 games while accumulating 57 penalty minutes. He missed 36 games due to wrist surgery after having a skate slice his wrist in the preseason. He returned to the lineup with a two-goal performance on Jan. 24 vs. Ottawa.

Lukowich has won two Stanley Cups in his career, the first coming with Dallas in 1999 and the second with Tampa Bay in 2004. In seven postseason stints, he has six points (1-5=6) in 65 games with 22 penalty minutes.  ...more



Rivet
Sharks Acquire 2nd Round Picks from Buffalo
Defenseman Craig Rivet and 7th Rounder (2010) Sent To Sabres

SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired second round selections in the 2009 and 2010 NHL Entry Drafts from Buffalo in exchange for defenseman Craig Rivet and a seventh round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.  ...more



Blueline Rebuilt In Days

Within a span of four days, Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manger has completely revamped the Sharks blueline and with one goal in mind. Not only has Wilson added All-Stars in Dan Boyle and Rob Blake, but along with Brad Lukowich, he brought in three Stanley Cup winners in the process.  ...more



Blake Excited To Join Sharks

Rob Blake spent much of his storied career playing for the Los Angeles Kings, the San Jose Sharks Pacific Division rivals. Now the former rival is a teammate and the man who played 69 games against the Sharks (tied for second all-time) will don teal in an effort to win a Stanley Cup in California.  ...more


 
Campbell
Campbell Moves To Chicago

On the opening day of the NHL's free agent period, defenseman Brian Campbell signed a contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, allowing him to move closer to the East, a move he desired for personal reasons. Campbell posted 19 points in 20 regular season games in teal and 1 goal and 6 assists in 13 postseason contests.  ...more


 
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