The San Jose Sharks have added another prospect to the fold.
Mitchell Russell, 21, signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Sharks.
From The Bay to The Bay ✍️
— North Bay Battalion (@OHLBattalion) May 19, 2022
The older OHL forward is having a stellar season with the North Bay Battalion, scoring 41 goals and 47 assists in 64 games. Russell finished 10and in the league with 88 points.
Teammate of Sharks prospect Brandon Coe, Russell currently leads the OHL playoffs with 11 goals and is second with 22 points. The battalion will open the OHL Eastern Conference final against the Hamilton Bulldogs tomorrow.
“Mitchell is a character player and an on-ice leader with good production that helps his team win,” San Jose Sharks interim general manager Joe Will said in a team press release. . “He has a strong pedigree as a skater who was selected in the first round of the OHL draft.”
The 6-foot-0, 193-pound forward didn’t play last year because the OHL canceled its 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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More shark news…
Corey Pronman selected Jonathan Lekkerimaki 11th overall for the San Jose Sharks in his last mock draft. (Athleticism)
— San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) May 19, 2022
Scott Reedy came strong for the@SanJoseSharkstowards the end of the year. Our@TedRameyMediasat down with Reedy to talk about his learning experiences in the NHL and his off-season plans. #SJSharks https://t.co/tu63FVuLR0
— Sharks Audio Network (@SharksAudioNet) May 19, 2022
Curtis Brown’s son, Griffin Brown, was selected today in the WHL Draft:
— Lizz Child (@LizzChild) May 19, 2022
Here’s how San Jose Sharks fans rated players, coaches and management this year. (Athleticism)
Our #SJSharks are halfway through the preliminaries at the Men’s Worlds. Let’s check ⤵️
🇺🇸 Bordeaux: 1g
Mega: 2a, +2
Mann: 2 wins, 89.39 svs%
🇨🇿 Hertl: 7 sog
🇨🇭 Meier: 2g, 2a
🇨🇦 Gregory: 2g, +3
🇱🇻 Pendulums: 1g, 2a
🇩🇰 Blichfeld: 3g, 1a pic.twitter.com/UUG54yvN69
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 18, 2022
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 19, 2022
About the NHL…
Matt Tkachuk tweets Evander Kane about his bankruptcy. “You want some money?” pic.twitter.com/IMOjyzaziO
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) May 19, 2022
Former Wild prospect Kris Foucault saves a six-year-old girl from drowning. (NHL)
Chloe Primerano became the first skater drafted into the CHL after being selected by the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. (hockey news)
Rob Blake has signed a three-year extension to remain general manager of the LA Kings. (hockey royalty)
Yes, Frederik Andersen was on the ice with #Cannes goalkeeper coach Paul Schonfelder this morning.
No, I don’t suspect that will change Rod Brind’Amour’s statement that there is no update until he trains with the team.
A welcome sign, certainly, though. pic.twitter.com/Wo3JhICSOf
— Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) May 19, 2022
#NYR Head Coach Gerard Gallant on Darryl Sutter’s endorsement for his win at Jack Adams:
“I think he feels sorry for me for all the times I got fired.”
— Mollie Walker (@MollieeWalkerr) May 19, 2022
Yevgeny Malkin, Pittsburgh penguins it looks like they know it’s over between them.
It’s a nice logo: Vegas Golden Knights unveiling its ECHL affiliation with the Savannah Ghost Pirates expansion.
Dominik Simon confirms an altercation with Detroit Red Wings‘ Filip Hronek led to Simon’s dismissal from the Czech Republic’s world championship squad.
Washington Capitals‘ Alex Ovechkin is reunited with his family in Russia for the first time since the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Philadelphia Flyers meet Barry Trotz.
But beware, the Jets are also talking to the ex-New York Islanders head of bench:
Should Montreal Canadiens target Kevin Fiala?
Who stays, who leaves Vancouver Canucks?
At Ryan O’Reilly’s Colorado avalanche career remains an enigma.
No easy answers for where it went wrong for the Boston Bruins:
Darryl Sutter, former bench boss of the San Jose Sharks, now of the Calgary flamesis once again a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy.
Florida Panthers defender Ben Chiarot is fined for a header.
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