SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed Forward Alex True to an entry-level contract.
"Alex really made an impression on us with his skill-set this past season for the San Jose Barracuda," said Sharks Assistant General Manager and San Jose Barracuda General Manager Joe Will. "He chose to sign a contract with the Barracuda last season even though he still had junior eligibility, and his development significantly improved under Head Coach Roy Sommer and his staff. His offensive abilities are an asset to the organization and we're excited to see him take the next step. Alex is another prime example of the tireless effort that our scouting staff puts in, especially in regards to amateur free agents, and we're proud of the success they have been able to achieve in that market."
True, 21, recorded 28 points (15 goals, 13 assists) and 33 penalty minutes in his first professional season with the San Jose Barracuda. True completed the year second among Barracuda rookies in goals and points and ranked third in assists.
Prior to joining the Barracuda, True spent three years in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with the Seattle Thunderbirds, registering 84 points (45 goals, 39 assists) and 78 penalty minutes in 169 games. He helped the Thunderbirds to the 2017 WHL Championship, scoring 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists) in 20 contests. True also spent time in Denmark's professional league for Rungsted prior to his WHL career.
In international play, True represented Denmark's U-20 team in three consecutive seasons at the World Junior Championship. True was named the Captain for the 2017 tournament and earned the WJC Top-3 Player award in back-to-back seasons from 2016-17. Prior to joining the U-20 squad, True represented Denmark in the U-18 D1A WJC, helping lead his country to the gold medal, scoring five points (two goals, three assists) in five games.
The six-foot-five, 205-pound forward is a native of Copenhagen, Denmark.