Report: Sharks sign Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau to 3-year extensions
The San Jose Sharks have signed forwards Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton to three-year extensions, according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.
LeBrun reports Marleau's three-year deal is worth $6.66 million per year and Thornton's is worth $6.75 million a year.
Thornton, 34, has produced a team-high 53 points (six goals, NHL-high 47 assists) in 51 games season. Marleau, 34, has scored 21 goals and added 26 assists.
Both veterans were scheduled to become unrestricted free agents after the 2013-14 season.
Thornton came to the Sharks via a trade with the Bruins during the 2005-06 season.
Marleau has played his entire NHL career with the Sharks, having been selected second overall in 1997. He has scored 425 goals and 908 career points in the NHL.
Breaking news: San Jose Sharks have signed Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton to 3-year extensions.
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 24, 2014
Marleau's 3-year deal is worth $6.66 M a year AAV; Thornton's deal is $6.75 M a year AAV. — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) January 24, 2014