The San Jose Sharks re-signed a pair of free agent forwards on Tuesday, keeping the wingers within the organization. Both Riley Armstrong and Mike Morris agreed to one-year deals with the club.
For each player's official signing announcement, continue reading below.SHARKS RE-SIGN LEFT WING RILEY ARMSTRONGSAN JOSE, Calif.
– San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Group II restricted free agent left wing Riley Armstrong to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In 2007-08, Armstrong, 23, finished tied for sixth on the Worcester Sharks, the top American Hockey League development affiliate of the San Jose Sharks with 34 points (15 goals, 19 assists) and 91 penalty minutes (fourth on the team) in 64 games.
The five-foot-eleven, 190-pound Saskatoon, Saskatchewan native was originally signed by San Jose as a free agent on Sept. 15, 2004.
SHARKS RE-SIGN RIGHT WING MIKE MORRIS
SAN JOSE, Calif.
– San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Group II restricted free agent right wing Mike Morris to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In 2007-08, Morris, 24, played nine games and scored two points (one goal, one assist) with the Worcester Sharks, San Jose’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Morris, completed his fifth year at Northeastern University in 2006-07 and finished third on the team with 18 points
(seven goals, 11 assists) despite appearing in only 20 of the team’s 36 games. As captain, Morris led the team and tied for 14th overall in Hockey East with his five power play goals. His .90 points per game average tied him for 15th in the conference with current Sharks player Torrey Mitchell
, who was playing for the University of Vermont at the time.
In 114 collegiate games, Morris posted 45 goals and 63 assists for 108 points. In 2004-05, he was selected to the All-Hockey East Second Team as he led Northeastern in goals (19). He was named to the Hockey East All-Rookie Team during his freshman campaign in 2002-03.
The six-foot-one, 185-pound native of Dorchester, Mass. was selected by San Jose in the first round (27th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.