SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled forward Kevin Labanc (@Str8ToTheBanc) and defenseman Tim Heed from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (@TheAHL).
Labanc, 21, has recorded seven goals, seven assists and a plus-four rating in 40 games for the Sharks this season.
The five-foot-ten, 185-pound native of Brooklyn, New York, was originally drafted by San Jose in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.
Heed made his NHL debut with the Sharks on Jan. 11 at Calgary, recording one shot on goal. The 26-year-old defenseman currently ranks 3rd in the AHL in scoring amongst defensemen, posting 37 points (11 goals, 26 assists) and a plus-13 rating in 34 games with the Barracuda.
The five-foot-eleven, 175-pound native of Goteborg, Sweden was originally drafted in the fifth round (132nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. He was signed as a free agent by San Jose on May 24, 2016.
In a related move, the Sharks loaned forward Ryan Carpenter (@CarpyDeuces) and defenseman Joakim Ryan (@JoakimRyan) to the Barracuda.