SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Tim Heed to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"Tim is a reliable, puck moving defenseman whose skillset fits the way we want our group to play," said Wilson. "He is also a great teammate and a team-first individual. We're very pleased to keep him in San Jose."
Heed, 28, appeared in 37 games registering 13 points (two goals, 11 assists) with a plus-nine rating. Heed set career highs in games played, assists, points and plus-minus in the 2018-19 campaign and recorded his first career multi-assist game Mar. 3 vs Chicago Blackhawks.
Prior to the 2018-19 season, Heed skated in 29 games for the Sharks, scoring 11 points (three goals, eight assists). He also appeared in 10 games for the San Jose Barracuda, the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League, logging five points (one goal, four assists) with a plus-six rating. Over the course of his NHL career, Heed has skated in 67 games, posting 24 points (five goals, 19 assists) with a plus-nine rating. He made his NHL debut with San Jose Jan. 11 at Calgary Flames.
Before his NHL career began, the blueliner played for Skelleftea AIK in the SHL for four seasons, appearing in 191 career games and recording 76 points (21 goals, 55 assists). Heed was the SHL defenseman of the year in the 2014-15 season, scoring the most goals (10) among all SHL blueliners. He also helped Skelleftea capture the 2013-14 SHL championship.
The five-foot-eleven, 180-pound native from Gothernburg, Sweden, was originally selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (132nd overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft.