Apr 3, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks defenseman Scott Hannan (27) controls the puck against the Los Angeles Kings during the first period at SAP Center at San Jose. The Sharks defeated the Kings 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

San Jose Sharks re-sign Scott Hannan


The San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson have announced Thursday the re-signing of unrestricted free agent Scott Hannan to one-year contract.

The veteran NHL defenseman is expected to bring leadership to the roster and Wilson hopes he can help mold the younger players.

“Scott is a high-character, veteran player who leads by example,” said Wilson. “He understands and accepts his role based on the needs of our team and will be a great mentor for many of the younger players on our roster.”

Hannan played in 56 games during the 2013-14 campaign with the Sharks and recorded three goals and nine assists for a total of 12 points. He had 55 penalty minutes along with a plus-one rating. He was fourth on the team with 1:52 of shorthanded ice time per game.

During the postseason, he played in all seven games with the Sharks when battling the Los Angeles Kings. Throughout these games, he had two assists and kept his plus-one rating.

Hannan is expected to play a bigger role on the team in the coming season and will likely make an appearance in all 82 games.

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