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Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Scott Hannan

Thursday, 07.10.2014 / 1:00 PM PT / News
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Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Scott Hannan
San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year contract.

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Scott Hannan to a one-year contract.

"Scott is a high-character, veteran player who leads by example," said Wilson. "He understands and accepts his role based on the needs of our team and will be a great mentor for many of the younger players on our roster."

Scott Hannan
Defenseman - SJS
GOALS: 3 | ASST: 9 | PTS: 12
PIM: 55 | +/-: 1

Last season, Hannan played in 56 games for the Sharks, posting 12 points (three goals, nine assists), 55 penalty minutes, a plus-one rating, and 1:52 of shorthanded ice time per game (fourth on the team). Hannan played in all seven postseason games with the Sharks, registering two assists and a plus-one rating.

The 35 year-old Hannan has appeared in 997 career NHL games with San Jose, Colorado, Washington, Calgary, and Nashville, notching 210 points (36 goals, 174 assists), a plus-two rating and 599 penalty minutes. In 100 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has added 21 points (one goal, 20 assists), a +15 rating and 93 penalty minutes.

Hannan spent the first eight years of his career in San Jose, playing in 508 games. Following 2013-14, Hannan has played in 568 regular season and 76 postseason games with the Sharks, which ranks tied for fifth and fifth in the organization's history, respectively.

The six-foot-one, 215-pound native of Richmond, British Columbia, was originally selected by San Jose in the first round (23rd overall) in the 1997 draft.

"I'm going to come into the year and coming here with the anticipation of playing and we'll see where it goes from there," said Hannan via conference call. "I'm willing to help out any way I can to move this team forward and get to that ultimate goal and I think we have a great shot at winning this year for everything and every reason."

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 y - ANA 79 50 22 7 232 217 107
2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 SJS 77 38 30 9 217 216 85
11 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
12 COL 77 35 30 12 207 218 82
13 EDM 77 23 41 13 186 260 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 77 36 32 11 68
L. Couture 77 26 38 -2 64
J. Thornton 73 14 48 -4 62
B. Burns 77 16 42 -4 58
P. Marleau 77 18 36 -16 54
T. Wingels 70 15 20 -4 35
T. Hertl 77 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 67 8 17 -10 25
M. Karlsson 48 13 10 -1 23
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 8 7 2 .907 2.47
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