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Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Scott Hannan

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, California - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year contract.

Last season, Hannan played in 33 games for the Sharks and Nashville Predators, posting one assist and 22 penalty minutes. After being acquired by San Jose on April 3 in exchange for a sixth round selection in the 2013 NHL Draft, he played in four regular season games with San Jose.

Hannan played in all 11 postseason games with the Sharks, registering four assists, a +1 rating and an average of 17:18 TOI per game. Hannan ranked T-second amongst all Sharks defenseman in points (4) and logged an average of 2:15 per game shorthanded, which also ranked second amongst all Sharks defenseman.

The 34 year-old Hannan has appeared in 941 career NHL games with San Jose, the Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals and Calgary Flames and Predators, notching 198 points (33 goals, 165 assists), a +1 rating and 544 penalty minutes.

In 93 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has added 19 points (one goal, 18 assists), a +14 rating and 93 penalty minutes.

Hannan spent the first eight years of his career in San Jose, playing in 508 games. Following this season, Hannan’s 512 regular season games ranks him 10th all-time among Sharks players in games played, while his +42 rating ranks him T-fifth all-time with the organization.

The six-foot-two, 220-pound native of Richmond, British Columbia native was originally selected by San Jose in the first round (23rd overall) in the 1997 draft.

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