Alex Stalock, Mike Brown sign two-year extensions with Sharks
The San Jose Sharks re-signed both goalie Alex Stalock and enforcer Mike Brown to two-year deals on Tuesday.
The San Jose Sharks began the offseason by bidding farewell to Dan Boyle, the start of an offseason that promised big changes after another crushing early exit, but on Tuesday the team re-signed a couple of players.
Here are the salaries per Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area.
Stalock: $1.5 million next season, $1.7 for 2015-16; Brown $1.15 million next season, $1.25 in 2015-16 #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) June 17, 2014
Stalock got his first taste as a backup goalie in the NHL this season, playing 24 games for the Sharks behind Antti Niemi. He performed very well, too, going 12-5-2 with a .932 save percentage and a 1.87 GAA. It makes perfect sense that the Sharks would be more than happy to keep Stalock around as the backup for a couple more seasons.
Brown is a bit more of a head-scratcher, though. While he has a mighty fine (award-winning even) mustache, he's not exactly a productive player. The Sharks landed Brown from Edmonton early in the season and he produced two goals and three assists, bringing his career togal to 31 points in 337 games.
Known more for his pugilism than anything, Brown averaged just 7:22 of ice time per game and was a minus-10 on a team that had one of the best goal differentials in the NHL. He also had a 46.1 percent Corsi rating, indicating the possession-heavy Sharks were seeing more shots against with him on the ice than for.
Still, even if the role is diminishing, some teams still value guys who can punch and play that energy role on the fourth line.
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