The Sharks added two players in the Tommy Wingels trade on Tuesday, both of which were immediately assigned to the San Jose Barracuda. Let’s learn a little bit about right wingers Buddy Robinson and Zack Stortini, both of whom are on expiring two-way contracts.
Robinson has played just four games with the Senators this season and has 104 points in 242 American Hockey League games with Binghamton for a mark of 0.42 points per game. He played college hockey with Lake Superior State and was not drafted by the Senators. Robinson scored one goal and notched an assist in seven NHL games with the Senators.
Teammate Stortini has a very different story. Born six years earlier in 1985, Stortini was drafted in the third round of the 2003 draft by the Edmonton Oilers. He has 41 points in NHL 257 contests but last played at the highest level back in 2012 with the Nashville Predators. He has 107 points in 530 AHL games.
Neither player impacts the Sharks’ salary cap and I’d be surprised to see either stick around after this season. Robinson has a much better chance at making an impression given his decent scoring clip in the AHL. The players were included in the trade to help make the roster count work for both teams. Maybe we’ll be surprised, though; at any rate, welcome to the Bay Area, boys!