It seems like it’s been months since we’ve heard any hockey news which is unusual for this time of year, so this is helping things feel a little more normal.
The San Jose Sharks signed goaltender Alexei Melnichuk to a two-year, entry-level contract on Monday, the team announced.
Melnichuk, 21, played with SKA St. Petersburg in the Kontinental Hockey League this season. He went 8-5-1, posting a 1.68 goals-against average to go with a .930 save percentage before the season was canceled.
San Jose also signed center Fredrik Handemark, 26, to an entry-level contract. Handemark has played the past five seasons in the Swedish Hockey League.