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Sharks Summer Reading List

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

Summer. Both the sun and school are out, which means it's the perfect time to relax (alternatively: try to keep your children occupied). 

And as proud graduates of the Reading is Cool program, we believe that the best way to relax is to kick back outside on a lounge chair with a good book. And SPF 50. But sometimes finding a book is a challenge in itself, which is why we decided to ask the team to give us their book recommendations. 

As reading is important for all ages, we also asked the players what their favorite books were when they were kids, which we sorted into suggested age ranges based on extensive online research (which could also be called a quick Google search). 

Beginner Readers

"Anything by Dr. Seuss"
As suggested by Brenden Dillon and Kevin Labanc
Suggested ages: 4+

These famously rhyming stories are perfect for those just starting this whole reading thing. Green Eggs and Ham in particular is famous for only using 50 words total. 

The Giving Tree
As suggested by Joe Thornton
Suggested ages: 4+

It's no suprise a Masterton Trophy finalist like Jumbo would recommend this classic book about selflessly giving. A favorite in the Thornton household, this is great for young readers in both reading level and message alike. 

Older readers may want to check out more of Shel Silverstein's poetry books as well - Where The Sidewalk Ends is a classic. 

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Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Kyle Wood

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Kyle Wood (@KyleWood_3) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Sharks Re-Sign Forward Maxim Letunov

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Maxim Letunov to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Nick DeSimone

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Nick DeSimone (@njdes) to a two-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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Sharks Re-Sign Forward Antti Suomela

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Antti Suomela (@SuomelaAntti) (ON-tee SOO-oh-mehla) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

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Sharks Re-Sign Forward Dylan Gambrell

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Dylan Gambrell (@D_Gambrell7) to a two-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Sharks, Warriors, 49ers Raise Over $1 Million for Bay Area Non-Profits

More Than 250,000 Lives to be Impacted with the Help of Bay Area Sports Teams, the Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies

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SAN JOSE, CA - The Warriors Community Foundation (@GSWfoundation), 49ers Foundation (@49ersCommunity) and the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare), in partnership with the Koret Foundation (@KoretFoundation) and Taube Philanthropies (@TaubePhilanthro), announced today that collectively they have donated $1,048,500 to local non-profits which positively impacted 254,077 lives throughout the Bay Area.  

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Sharks Re-Sign Forward Kevin Labanc

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Kevin Labanc (@Str8ToTheBanc) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

"Kevin took a big step forward in his production last season and has grown into an important part of our team here in San Jose," said Wilson. "He's always had a dangerous shot but really stepped into a playmaking role for us last season and improved his 200-foot game as well. We think he still has even more potential to tap into and we're excited to see what he can do with an elevated role with this talented group."

Labanc, 23, registered 56 points (17 goals, 39 assists) in 82 games in the 2018-19 season. Labanc set career highs in almost all offensive categories, including goals, assists, points, power-play points (20), game-winning goals (4), overtime goals (2) and games played. He finished tied for fourth among Sharks skaters in assists, tied for second in power-play assists (18), tied for third in power-play points and was one of three players on San Jose to finish the season with multiple overtime goals. 

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Sharks Sign Forward Zachary Gallant

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SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Zachary Gallant to a standard, entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Zachary is an up and coming center who can use his size to create space in the offensive zone," said Wilson. "He will be re-joining the Peterborough Petes to captain one of the top teams in the OHL. We are excited to watch him develop his skills as a power forward under head coach Rob Wilson as he continues to be a leader for his club next season."

Gallant, 20, was captain for the Peterborough Petes in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He appeared in 30 games, recording 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) with a plus-one rating. Gallant helped the Petes to the OHL playoffs and recorded three points (one goal, two assists) in five games. After the season ended, he joined the Toledo Walleye (ECHL) and appeared in four games, logging four points (one goal, three assists) before helping lead the Walleye to the ECHL Finals. He skated in 24 games and collected 12 points (six goals, six assists), finishing fifth (tied) on the team in goals.

Prior to the 2018-19 season, Gallant skated in three seasons for Peterborough and totaled 107 points (50 goals, 57 assists) in 195 career contests. Gallant finished in the top five in scoring on the Petes in 2016-17 (5th) and 2017-18 (5th).

The six-foot-two, 192-pound native from London, Ontario, was originally selected by Detroit in the 2017 NHL Draft (third round, 83rd overall).

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Sharks Sign Forward Jonny Brodzinski

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SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Jonny Brodzinski (@Brodzyy) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, the financial details were not disclosed.

"Brodzinski has an excellent combination of power and scoring skillset," said Wilson. "He had a great collegiate career at St. Cloud State and has continued that success at the professional level. We feel there's a good opportunity for him to earn playing time and help us offensively this upcoming season."

Brodzinski, 26, appeared in 13 games last season for the Los Angeles Kings, recording three points (two goals, one assist) with two penalty minutes along with three games for the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, scoring one goal. The right-wing appeared in his third season with the Kings and accumulated 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 54 career NHL games. 

The forward has skated in 156 career AHL games over four seasons with the Reign, collecting 108 points (56 goals, 52 assists) with a plus-20 rating. In the 2016-17 season, Brodzinski was named to the AHL All-Star game. 

Prior to his professional career, Brodzinski played for St. Cloud State University over three seasons. The forward amassed 112 points (64 goals, 48 assists) in 120 career NCAA games, being named to the NCHC First All-Star team in the 2014-15 season and helping St. Cloud State to a regular season championship in 2013-14.

The six-foot-one, 215-pound native of Blaine, Minnesota was originally selected by Los Angeles in the 2013 NHL Draft (fifth round, 148th overall).

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