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Sharks Re-Sign Forward Chris Tierney

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Forward Chris Tierney to a two-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

"Chris had his best season as a professional last year and stepped up his level of play in multiple areas," said Wilson. "We've always known he was a responsible, defensive-minded player, but he took his offensive game to the next tier and showed that he can be a productive player in all three zones. We look forward to watching him continue his evolution in 2018-19." 

Tierney, 24, set career-highs in nearly every major statistical category during the 2017-18 season as he recorded 40 points (17 goals, 23 assists), 118 shots on goal and was one of only three players to play in all 82 games with San Jose. In addition, he ranked fifth on the team in goals, tied for fifth in points, third in faceoff wins (488), fourth in takeaways (50) and led the team in shorthanded points (four) - all of which were career-highs. The fourth-year pro also led all Sharks forwards in shorthanded time on ice per game (1:34), and ranked fourth on Team Teal in penalties drawn (18, according to Natural Stat Trick). 

In 10 playoff games, Tierney tallied two assists, led Sharks forwards in shorthanded time on ice per game (2:13) and ranked tied for first in takeaways (eight).  

In 284 career games, all with the Sharks, Tierney has registered 104 points (41 goals, 63 assists), four shorthanded goals and seven game-winning goals. Since Tierney's first full season in San Jose (2015-16), no player has had more shorthanded points (seven) or shorthanded goals (four) than he has. Over that span, he also leads all forwards in average time on ice on the penalty kill, skating 1:37 a man down. In addition, Tierney has played the most games and has posted the second-highest point totals among all players drafted outside of the first round of his 2012 draft class.  

Tierney was nominated for the 2018 King Clancy Trophy, awarded to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution to his community. In both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons, Tierney took on the responsibilities of the Sharks ambassador for the Hockey is For Everyone (HIFE) campaign, which supports hockey programs that provide safe, positive and inclusive environments for players and families regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status.

The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of Keswick, Ontario, was originally selected by San Jose in the 2012 NHL Draft (2nd round, 55th overall).

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