Bit by bit, the Sharks are putting together their club for next season. Between the draft and free agency, they have been doing a bang up job. Their consistency across the board has been a welcome sight. The good news continues as the Sharks re-signed Ryan Carpenter to a one-year deal.
This comes from the Sharks press release:
“Carpenter, 25, led the Barracuda in points (55) and assists (37) in 66 AHL games last season. His plus-20 rating led all Barracuda players (T-15th in the league) in his second full professional campaign, and his 37 helpers ranked T-18th in the AHL. In four postseason games with the Barracuda, Carpenter registered one goal, one assist and a plus-3 rating. He was named the winner of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the 2015-16 IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year, presented annually to an AHL player for his outstanding contributions to his local community and charitable organizations. In addition, Carpenter made his NHL debut last season with San Jose on Dec. 12 vs. Minnesota.”
His output was great but not necessarily unexpected. Since he joined the organization, Carpenter has improved yearly and become a real asset for the club. As early as next year he could compete for a spot on the big club. Obviously, younger players will be in the way but if Carpenter’s career is any indication, he will put up one hell of a fight in training camp.
As of this article, terms were not released on Carpenter’s new deal.