The San Jose Sharks announced this afternoon that they have resigned veteran forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. They each agreed to a three year extension with Thornton receiving $6.75 million per season and Marleau getting $6.66 million per.
“Patrick and Joe continue to perform at an elite level in the National Hockey League and, most importantly, they make the other players around them better,” said General Manager Doug Wilson. “They both made it very clear that they wanted to stay in San Jose and we were able to agree on contracts that fit with our team building philosophy.”
This takes two huge fish out of the pond for this summer’s free agent frenzy, however, The Sharks #1 defenseman Dan Boyle is still without a contract for next season. The Sharks are banking on the salary cap going way up for next season as they now have more then $71 million committed to their cap.