SAN JOSE, California - San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has signed defenseman Dylan DeMelo to an entry-level contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
DeMelo, 18, recently completed his third season for Mississauga in the Ontario Hockey League where he ranked 7th among OHL defenseman in points (47) and tied for fourth in assists (40) in 67 games played. He led all Mississauga defensemen in goals (7), assists, points and penalty minutes (70).
After Mississauga was eliminated from the postseason, DeMelo played four games for Worcester in the American Hockey League, posting one assist.
In 2010-11, DeMelo helped lead Mississauga to the Memorial Cup Finals where they were defeated by Saint John. DeMelo posted 27 points (three goals, 24 assists) in 67 regular season games and added one goal and four assists in 20 postseason games.
The 6-0, 200-pound native of London, Ontario was originally selected by San Jose in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.