NHL roundup: Sharks secure deals with Wingels, Sheppard
Updated On: Jul 08 2014 05:58:14 PM CDT
The San Jose Sharks signed restricted free-agent forward Tommy Wingels to a three-year contract and re-signed forward James Sheppard to a one-year deal on Tuesday.
Financial terms were not disclosed by the team. Wingels' contract was reported to be worth $7.4 million and Sheppard's deal is for $1.3 million.
In 77 games last season, Wingels established career bests with 16 goals, 22 assists and 38 points. He added three assists in the Sharks' seven-game loss to the Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Sheppard, a free agent, had four goals and 16 assists in 67 games last season and contributed two goals and four assists in the postseason.
---The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed forward Cody Kunyk and signed defenseman Matt Corrente to one-year, two-way contracts Tuesday.
Kunyk, 24, was signed as an undrafted free agent in March and made his NHL debut with the Lightning on April 13. The Sherwood Park, Alberta, native skated in 37 games for the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks last season, posting 22 goals and 43 points to go along with 22 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating.
Corrente, 26, has 34 games of NHL regular-season experience with the New Jersey Devils in two seasons, logging six assists and 68 penalty minutes. He also saw action in two playoff games for the Devils in 2010. A first-round draft pick by the Devils in 2006, Corrente played in 72 games for Charlotte of the AHL last season and had two goals, 11 points and 136 penalty minutes.
---The Ottawa Senators re-signed defenseman Alex Grant to a one-year, two-way contract on Tuesday.
The 25-year-old Grant was acquired from the Ducks in exchange for forward Andre Petersson on March 5 and sent to Binghamton of the American Hockey League. In 19 games with Binghamton, he had two goals and eight assists. Before the trade, Grant appeared in 52 games last season for the AHL's Norfolk Admirals and had seven goals and 20 assists.
In two games with the Anaheim Ducks last season, Grant had two goals and two penalty minutes.
---Los Angeles Kings forward Kyle Clifford had successful surgery to correct a small wrist fracture.
LAKingsInsider.com reported his recovery time would be 6-8 weeks.
Clifford, 23, scored seven points in the postseason. He also had three goals and eight points in 71 regular-season games last season. Clifford signed a two-year, $2.15 million deal last summer.
A second-round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Clifford has 22 goals and 48 points in 276 games.
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