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Sharks Issue Qualifying Offers

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has issued qualifying offers to the following players and thus will retain their negotiating rights:

Nick DeSimone - D
Dylan Gambrell - F
Kevin Labanc - F
Maxim Letunov - F
Timo Meier - F
Antti Suomela - F
Kyle Wood - D

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Tank Tunes: 2019-20 Season Schedule

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

The day the next season's schedule is release is one of the most widely anticipated days of the offseason, as it's one of the points that signals the transition to a new season. In honor of that, we wanted to do more than the normal schedule release - we wanted to make a schedule that's more than just a schedule. 

We turned the 2019-20 Sharks schedule into a (very epic, very long) playlist. 

Using songs and artists have some sort of connection to the night's opponent, we've created an 82 song playlist spanning all sorts of artists and genres to take you through the 82 game season. 

If this sounds familiar, yes, we did it last season.

So sit back, grab the aux cord, and hit play.

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Sharks 2019-20 Regular Season Schedule Announced

Sharks Open 2019-20 Regular Season with "Home-and-Home" against 2019 first round playoff opponent Vegas Golden Knights

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The National Hockey League (@NHL) and the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) today announced the team's complete 2019-20 regular season schedule.

San Jose will open the 2019-20 season with a pair of home-and-home games against their 2019 First Round playoff opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights. San Jose will play at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Wed., Oct. 2 to open the 2019-20 regular season and the teams will then play at SAP Center at San Jose on Fri., Oct. 4 for the Sharks home opener.

The Sharks will face the 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues for the first time since the Blues knocked San Jose out of the 2019 Western Conference Final on Sat., Dec. 21 in San Jose. The Sharks will travel to St. Louis twice during the 2019-20 regular season: Tue., Jan. 7 and Fri., March 13.

The Sharks will play each NHL opponent at least two times this season, once at home and once on the road, meaning every NHL team will visit SAP Center at San Jose this season.

Special matinee home games starting at 1 pm will be held on November 29 vs. Los Angeles and February 17 vs. Florida.

Fans can guarantee seats to each game for as little as $32 per game through a Sharks365 Membership.

A complete Sharks broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.

For an online version of the 2019-20 Sharks schedule, please click here. For a printable PDF version, please click here.

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Sharks Announce 2019 Development Camp Roster

47 Sharks Prospects Will Travel to San Jose To Work With Sharks Staff Beginning Tomorrow

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) are set to open their 2019 Prospects Development Camp beginning this Tues., June 25 with 47 players scheduled to attend.

The camp will take place primarily at Solar4America Ice at San Jose.

Individual tickets to the scrimmage are complimentary for Sharks365 members and Barracuda season-ticket holders. Tickets to the general public are $10 each for general admission seats, or $20 for a Family 4-Pack with net proceeds benefiting the Sharks Foundation. Tickets to the general public go on sale at 1 p.m. and can be purchased by clicking here. Sharks365 members and Barracuda STH can claim their tickets now by clicking here.

Many of the organization's top prospects are expected to participate, including 2019 second-round picks Artemi Kniazev and Dillon Hamaliuk, 2018 first-round pick Ryan Merkley, 2017 second-round pick Mario Ferraro, WHL Player of the Year Joachim Blichfeld, 2019 World Junior Silver-medalist Sasha Chmelevski, Ivan Chekhovich, Jake McGrew, Jayden Halbgewachs, Andrew Shortridge and many others.

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Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2019-20

Subban rejoins 10 best after trade to Devils; Trouba can capture first power-play role for Rangers; Karlsson leads list after re-signing with Sharks

by Rob Reese @NHLReese / NHL.com Fantasy Editor

NHL.com's fantasy hockey defenseman top 50 rankings are based on past production and expectations for next season in standard Yahoo leagues. For more fantasy hockey coverage, visit NHL.com/Fantasy.

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Sharks Conclude 2019 NHL Draft With Five Selections

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

VANCOUVER, BC - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) concluded the 2019 NHL Draft today with Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson and Director of Scouting Doug Wilson Jr. making five selections overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. 

San Jose opened Day Two of the 2019 NHL Draft by trading their second-round selection (41st overall from Philadelphia) to the Vegas Golden Knights for a second round selection (48th overall) and a 2019 third round selection (82nd overall). With the 48th overall selection, the Sharks chose Artemi Kniazev from the Chicoutimi Saguenéens of the QMJHL. The defenseman appeared in 55 games for the Sagueneens, scoring 34 points (13g, 21a) in his first QMJHL season. The five-foot-ten, 182-pound blueliner finished seventh among first-time eligible CHL defensemen in points-per-game and ranked third among Chicoutimi rookies in points. He was ranked 41st overall in the NHL Central Scouting, North American skaters and 58th overall by The Hockey News. According to elite prospects: "A puck-moving offensive defenseman, Knyazev has a very fluid skating stride and displays seamless edges and great acceleration." 

The Sharks then traded up in the second round to acquire an additional second round selection (55th overall) from New Jersey in exchange for two 2019 third round selections (82nd overall, acquired from Vegas and San Jose's own 91st overall selection) to choose left wing Dillon Hamaliuk from the Western Hockey League. The six-foot-three, 194-pound winger finished his third season with the Seattle Thunderbirds, recording 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists) in 31 games played. He won a WHL Championship with Seattle in the 2016-17 season.  

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Sharks Travel To Vegas Oct 2 To Start The 2019-20 Season

by Nickey Tygesen / sjsharks.com

A new season in on the horizon as the Sharks renew their division rivalry with the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena Wednesday, October 2 to commence the 2019-20 season. The last time the two teams met was during the hair-raising opening round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.  

As if the Shark could not get enough of the Knights, it has been confirmed that they will host the Vegas team on Friday, October 4 at SAP Center for their Home Opener. In addition, San Jose will travel to the Central Division to face off with the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, October 10. 

The Sharks 2019-20 regular season schedule will be announced entirely on Tuesday, June 25.  

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Sharks hopeful of re-signing Thornton, Pavelski

Offseason optimism growing after securing Karlsson, coach says

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

VANCOUVER -- The San Jose Sharks still have a lot of business to take care of this offseason, but coach Peter DeBoer is excited about how it's going so far.

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Sharks Acquire 2nd & 3rd Round Draft Selections from Flyers in Trade

Defenseman Justin Braun is Dealt to Philadelphia as Part of Exchange

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired a 2019 second-round draft selection (41st overall) and a 2020 third-round draft selection from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Justin Braun.

"Justin has been an important part of our organization since we drafted him in 2007 and over that time, we have seen him develop not only as a player on the ice but as a man. He has played a large role in our team's success since joining the Sharks roster, including appearing in three Conference Finals and competing for the Stanley Cup in 2016. I want to thank Justin and his wife, Jessie, for their commitment to the Sharks organization and wish them all the best in their future."

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Karlsson, Sharks put faith in each other with eight-year contract

Defenseman believes he'll win Cup, San Jose not concerned with health issues

by Tracey Myers @Tramyers_NHL / NHL.com Staff Writer

The San Jose Sharks believe Erik Karlsson's benefits outweigh any potential risks.

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