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Sharks Sign Three Prospects

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent right wing Jonathan Tremblay to a three-year contract, left wing Ryane Clowe to a three-year contract and Group II restricted free agent center Patrick Rissmiller to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In 2004-05, Tremblay, 21, posted five points (two goals, three assists) and 136 penalty minutes in 46 games with the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL. After attending the preseason training camp with the Cleveland Barons, the top development AHL affiliate of the San Jose Sharks, Tremblay was recalled by the Barons on Feb. 1, 2005. Tremblay made his AHL debut on Feb. 4, 2005 at Chicago.

In 2003-04, Tremblay posted a career-high, three goals in 60 games with the Acadie-Bathurst Titans of the QMJHL. In addition to his offensive totals, Tremblay posted a league-leading 316 penalty minutes. His penalty minutes were up from 232 the previous season when he finished second on the Titans in PIM.

The six-foot-three, 240-pound native of Fauquier, Ontario was originally selected by San Jose in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (7th round, 201st overall).

In 2004-05, Clowe, who turns 23 in September, led the Sharks top development AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Barons, in points (62), goals (27) and assists (35). In addition to his offensive performance, Clowe posted 101 penalty minutes, ranking him third on the team among forwards. Also leading the team in power play goals (14) and plus/minus (+19), he was named the Barons Most Valuable Player.  

In 2003-04, Clowe ranked 12th among all AHL rookie scorers, finishing with 40 points (11 goals, 29 assists). His totals ranked him fifth on the team in scoring, and fourth on the team in assists, penalty minutes (97) and plus/minus (+15).

The six-foot-two, 215-pound native of St. John's, Newfoundland was originally drafted by San Jose in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft (6th round, 175th overall).

In 2004-05, Rissmiller, who turns 27 on Oct. 26, posted 44 points (21 goals, 23 assists) in 69 games with the Sharks top development AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Barons. His offensive totals ranked him second on the team in goals (21) and third on the team in points (44).

In 2003-04, Rissmiller posted 45 points (14 goals, 31 assists) in 75 games with Cleveland. On Nov. 12, 2003, Rissmiller was recalled by the Sharks, making his NHL-debut the following night against the St. Louis Blues, earning him the distinction of being the first player from Holy Cross and the first player from the MAAC Conference to play in the NHL.

The six-foot-four, 205-pound native of Belmont, Massachusetts was signed by San Jose as a free agent on June 30, 2003.


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