Raffi Torres re-signs with Sharks for three years, $6 million
The San Jose Sharks re-signed forward Raffi Torres to a thee-year, $6 million contract on Thursday, according to the team website.
Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson applauded Torres' competition in all three zones and said he brings "a lot of ingredients" to the team:
"We are very excited to bring Raffi back to the San Jose Sharks. He competes hard in all three zones and brought a lot of ingredients to our line-up last season. We think he is a great fit for our club moving forward.”
Torres, who scored the game-winning goal in overtime in Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Vancouver Canucks, appeared in 39 games with the Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose this year. On the season, he had 18 points on seven goals and 11 assists. He also registered 17 penalty minutes and 87 hits, including one during Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Kings in which he hit forward Jarret Stoll in the head. Torres was subsequently suspended for the rest of the series. In 2012, he received a 21-game suspension for a hit on Marian Hossa in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Selected fifth overall by the New York Islanders in the 2000 NHL Draft, Torres, 31, was acquired in April by the Sharks at the trade deadline.CAZENUEVE: Stanley Cup Final: Blackhawks top Bruins in wild, overtime Game 4