Sharks Re-Sign Forward Andrew Desjardins
SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Andrew Desjardins to a one-year contract. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In 2011-12, Desjardins played 76 games for San Jose, posting 17 points (four goals, 13 assists), a plus-four rating, 47 penalty minutes, and a 53% success rate in the faceoff circle. He finished the regular season fourth on the Sharks in game winning goals (3) and first in faceoff percentage amongst all NHL rookies who took at least 100 faceoffs.
Desjardins played in all five playoff games for San Jose, scoring one goal. He finished the postseason second on the team in faceoff percentage (60%).
Desjardins was named the 2011-2012 PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year” in voting conducted by a panel of Bay Area media.
The six-foot-one, 200-pound native of Lively, ON was signed by San Jose as a free agent on June 26, 2010.