Sharks Re-Sign Forward Tommy Wingels
SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed restricted free agent forward Tommy Wingels (@TommyWingels) to a three-year contract.
"Tommy stepped forward and made a big commitment to our organization," said Wilson. "He is an important part of our team and a hard working, physical presence in our lineup. He competes the way we want our team to play and we're excited to have his leadership, both on and off the ice, in our locker room for three more seasons."
In 2013-14, Wingels posted 38 points (16-22=38), a +11 rating, and seven game-winning goals in 77 games. Along with setting a franchise record for most hits in a single game (12, March 25, 2014 at Edmonton), Wingels set a career high in goals (16), assists (22), and points (38). He finished the season ranked fifth on the team in goals and sixth on the team in points, leading the Sharks in hits with 218.
In seven postseason games with San Jose, Wingels registered three assists and 13 shots. He also made his first appearance internationally for Team USA, competing in the 2014 World Championship and collecting six penalty minutes in seven games.
The 26-year-old Wingels has appeared in 157 career regular season NHL games with San Jose, registering 60 points (24 goals, 36 assists) and 79 penalty minutes. He was nominated for both the 2012 Masterton Trophy and 2013 King Clancy Award.
The six-foot, 200-pound native of Evanston, IL, was originally selected by San Jose in the 2008 NHL Draft (6th round, 177th overall).