Sharks Sign Vlasic to Five-Year Contract Extension

Wednesday, 07.11.2012 / 4:45 PM / News
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Sharks Sign Vlasic to Five-Year Contract Extension

SAN JOSE, California -- San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to a five-year contract extension. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


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Vlasic, 25, finished third on the team, first among defensemen, with a +11 rating. He has been a double-digit plus player in five out of his six season in the League. He also led the team and was T-12th in the League with 171 blocked shots, including a franchise-record eight blocks on Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles. He was named the NHL Second Star of the Week for Nov. 14-20 when his tallied seven points (1-6=7) and a +7 in three games, including a career-high four-point, +5 game on Nov. 17 vs. Detroit.

In six seasons with San Jose, he has appeared in 471 regular season games where he has posted 133 points (22-111=133). In franchise history, he ranks 11th in games played and his +62 career plus/minus rating is second. Named to the 2006-07 NHL All-Rookie Team, Vlasic’s 471 career regular season games rank second among all players selected in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

“Marc-Edouard has grown into an important part of our organization over the last six seasons,” said Wilson. “He can play in all situations and has blossomed into a very trusted player on both sides of the puck. We are very happy to have him on our team for the next six seasons.”

In addition to his regular season experience, his 68 playoff games are T-5th most in franchise history. He has posted nine points (0-9=9) in those games. He has twice represented his home country of Canada at the World Championships (2012, 2009).

The six-foot-one, 200-pound native of Montreal, Quebec was originally selected by San Jose in the second round (35th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
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A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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