The San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson announced Thursday the signing of Bryan Lerg and Michael Haley to one-year contracts.
Lerg served as team captain with Lake Erie of the American Hockey League during the 2013-14 campaign. He had 12 goals and 15 assists throughout 35 games played. Lerg ranked seventh on the team in points and tied for fifth in goals scored.
“Bryan plays the game with energy and can chip in both offensively and on the forecheck,” said Wilson. “He is a solid character guy and we are excited to add him to the organization.”
Haley played last season with Hartford of the American Hockey League. He recorded seven goals and 11 assists in 53 games played. Haley served as an alternate captain with the club and ranked second in penalty minutes with 131 served. Haley has played 52 career NHL games between the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders, recording two goals, one assist and serving 163 penalty minutes.
“Micheal plays with an edge and competes hard on every shift,” said Wilson. “His hard-working, physical game brings a different dimension that teams have to account for, and he is a great teammate that will mesh well with our organization.”
Haley is the second highly physical player Wilson has brought to the franchise after signing enforcer John Scott. It makes fans wonder what exactly the new rebuilding of the team will look like when the Sharks finally take the new lineups to the ice in October.