The San Jose Sharks announced a two-year deal with Dylan DeMelo on Monday. The terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed, but it is a two-way deal for the 2016-17 season and a one-way deal the following season.
DeMelo was one of four Sharks RFAs this offseason. The Sharks have already come to terms with two, with Tomas Hertl being the other. We’re still waiting for the Sharks to sign forwards Matt Nieto and Ryan Carpenter, though I expect both will be signed before too long.
DeMelo has a chance to make the Sharks this season, possibly as a sixth or seventh defender. He played in 45 games with San Jose this season and played in another 15 with the Barracuda.
I’ll update with the full terms of the contract when they’re released.
UPDATE: Here are the terms of DeMelo’s contract.
Dylan DeMelo (#SJSharks)— General Fanager (@generalfanager) July 12, 2016
2 yrs @ $650,000 cap hit
2016: $600,000 NHL | 200,000 AHL | $275,000 guaranteed
2017: $700,000 (one-way)
SAN JOSE- San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed defenseman Dylan DeMelo (@ddems2) to a two-year contract.
DeMelo, 22, posted two goals, two assists and 42 shots in 45 games with the Sharks this past season. He appeared in 15 games with the Barracuda in 2015-16, recording six assists and 23 shots on goal.
In 162 career AHL games (Worcester and San Jose), DeMelo has recorded seven goals, 50 assists and 93 penalty minutes. In addition, in four Calder Cup Playoff games, DeMelo has recorded one goal, two assists and six penalty minutes.
A six-foot-one, 195-pound native of London, Ontario, DeMelo was originally drafted by San Jose in the sixth round (179th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft.