SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Bracken Kearns to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In 2011-12, Kearns made his NHL debut, appearing in five games for Florida and amassing 10 penalty minutes. He finished tied for second on San Antonio (AHL) in points (22-30=52), tied for third in goals and fourth in penalty minutes (58) in 69 games played. He added seven points (2-5=7) in 10 Calder Cup Playoff games as well.
Kearns, 31, has appeared in 407 career American Hockey League games with Cleveland, Milwaukee, Norfolk, Rockford and San Antonio registering 220 points (89-131=220) and 423 penalty minutes.
The six-foot-one, 205-pound native of Vancouver, BC signed his first NHL contract with Phoenix on July 6, 2010.