SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Lean Bergmann (@Bergmann_lean98) to a standard, entry-level contract.
"Lean has consistently evolved and improved his speed and offensive capabilities, to go along with his power-forward style play, during his time in Swedish juniors, the United States Hockey League, and most recently the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany, where he was the youngest player to score 20 or more goals this season," said Wilson. "We like his compete level and work ethic and the physical nature of his game should translate well to how we like to play. We're excited to add him to our organization."
Bergmann, 20, recorded 29 points (20 goals, nine assists), 87 penalty minutes and three game-winning goals in 50 games with the Iserlohn Roosters of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). He finished the regular season ranked third on the team, and 10th in the league in goals, fourth in penalty minutes, sixth in shots on goal (106) and tied for second in game-winning goals.
Prior to his time in the DEL, Bergmann played in 125 USHL games with the Sioux Falls Stampede and the Green Bay Gamblers, registering 53 points (23 goals, 30 assists). During the 2015-16 season, Bergmann also played in Sweden's J18 and J20 Elit Leagues for Almtuna IS, collecting 39 points (21 goals, 18 assists) in 29 games played between the two.
Internationally, Bergmann appeared in five games with Germany in the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.
The six-foot-two, 205-pound forward is a native of Hemer, Germany.