The San Jose Sharks prevented a pair of young forwards from hitting the restricted free agent market Thursday, announcing new contracts for Rudolfs Balcers and Joachim Blichfeld.
The club did not reveal financial specifics for either deal, though the team shared that Balcers was locked up for the next two seasons and Blichfeld for one year.
The (San Jose) Mercury News reported that Balcers will make $3.1 million over his two seasons. According to the newspaper, Blichfeld’s one-year, two-way deal is worth $750,000.
Sharks sign Rudolfs Balcers and Joachim Blichfeld
“We were excited to bring Rudolfs back to our organization last season and he became an important part of our lineup in what was his first full NHL season,” said GM Doug Wilson.