| Primeau & Pressing rejoin
Signings bring total to five for the
8/11/05 - by Mike Lee
Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson made it a trifecta by announcing
free agent signings for the third day in a row. On Wednesday, Wilson announced
that the Sharks had inked unrestricted free agent center Wayne Primeau and
Group II restricted free agent defenseman Tom Preissing to contracts. That
brings the total to five RFA signing this week.
For Primeau, it was de ja vu all over again. The journeyman center signed a
new contract with San Jose last September, only to have it negated because of
The Ontario native returns after recording career highs in goals (9), assists
(20) and points (29) for San Jose in 2003-04.
Preissing was the Sharks team rookie of the year in 2003-04 after recording 2
goals and 17 assists in 69 games for San Jose. The rookie blue liner is cast
into a veterans roll, with the departure of Mike Rathje to Philadelphia.
Both contracts were two year deals.
Time to Face the Music
The Sharks will throw an open house of sorts next week as General Manager Doug
Wilson, Head Coach Ron Wilson, President Greg Jamison and Sharks goaltender
Evgeni Nabokov will host a "state of the Sharks" question & answer session
at HP Pavilion.
The event, which will be open to the general public, will provide a forum for
Sharks fans to ask questions directly to members of the organization.
The event takes place August 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Free parking will be
available in the main lot adjacent to the HP Pavilion and attendees are asked
to enter through the North doors, located near the rear of the building. Doors
open at 6:30pm.
It was light UFA day on Wednesday. Columbus signed center Jan Hrdina to a
one-year contract. The Vancouver Canucks resigned the Sedin twins, both
restricted free agents.
Pittsburgh acquired goaltender Jocelyn Thibault from the Chicago Blackhawks in
exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
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