Sharks sign Jonny Brodzinski to one-year contract

The Sharks add some inexpensive forward depth.

Amid a flurry of entry-level deals announced Tuesday morning, the San Jose Sharks also signed forward Jonny Brodzinski to a one-year, two way contract. Brodzinski was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

The now 26-year-old appeared in 13 games for the Kings last season, scoring two goals and tallying one assist. He also appeared in three games for the Kings’ AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, where he scored one goal.

Brodzinski is on a two-way contract, which means he will be paid differently in the AHL than at the NHL level. His salary at the NHL level will be $700,000 and his salary in the AHL will be $200,000, per CapFriendly.

Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson described Brodzinski as having an “excellent combination of power and scoring skillset” in his announcement Tuesday morning, adding that Brodzinski would have a chance to earn some ice time next season.

Prior to his professional career, Brodzinski played collegiate hockey at St. Cloud State University, scoring 64 goals and 48 assists over his three years there. He is also the older brother of former Sharks prospect and Barracuda defenseman, Michael Brodzinski.