Sharks Re-Sign Defenseman Scott Hannan

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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 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
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 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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