SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled left wing Brandon Mashinter from the Worcester Sharks, the team’s top development affiliate
Mashinter, 22, is sixth on Worcester in points (7-8=15) and second in penalty minutes (64) in 31 games played. The second-year professional has posted two career Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in his AHL career and his 22 goals and 13 fighting majors in 2009-10 with Worcester marked the first time in franchise history that a player recorded double digits in both those categories in the same season. He has never appeared in an NHL game.
The six-foot-four, 235-pound native of Bradford, Ontario was originally signed by San Jose as a free agent on March 3, 2009.
In a related move, left wing John McCarthy has been placed on Injured Reserve.