Well, this is awkward. If this article had gone up on Wednesday or earlier, I’d have told you that Rudolfs Balcers was going to be the face of the San Jose Barracuda in 2018-19. Since being drafted by the Sharks in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Balcers has grown to become one of the more […]
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April 4, 2018 will go down as one of the biggest days in Alexander Chmelevski’s career. Just hours after signing his entry level contract with the Sharks, Chmelevski began his pro hockey career by deking San Diego Gulls goaltender Kevin Boyle and scoring his first American Hockey League goal as a member of the Barracuda. The Huntington Beach native […]
When the San Jose Barracuda made their unbelievable late season push to claim an AHL playoff spot, just about no player made a bigger contribution than Antoine Bibeau. After three years of service in the crowded Toronto Maple Leafs system, Bibeau came to San Jose on a one-year deal last season with a chance to start fresh in […]
On Saturday, the ECHL’s Allen Americans announced they had signed a new NHL affiliation agreement with the Minnesota Wild, ending a four-year run as the ECHL farm club for the Sharks and Barracuda. While an AHL team’s main role is developing the NHL’s best prospects, the ECHL is meant to provide ice time for fringe AHLers and help young players […]
The San Jose Barracuda made two long-awaited signings official today, announcing that the team had locked up winger Jeffrey Truchon-Viel and defenseman Thomas Grégoire to multi-year AHL deals. Both signings were reported back in May by TVA Sports (English translation here) and Grégoire’s own Instagram account (now set to private), though the Barracuda did not announce the signings until this […]
The Sharks’ Prospect Development camp will finish up tonight with the Prospects Scrimmage at the SAP Center, marking the unofficial end of the 2017-18 hockey calendar until the preseason gets underway in September. And while most fans’ focus at tonight’s game will be on high profile Sharks picks like Ryan Merkley and Rudolfs Balcers, there’s another group […]
With the 182 selection of the NHL Entry Draft, the San Jose Sharks chose John Leonard, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound left winger from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The Sharks acquired the 182 pick in February when they traded Troy Grosenick and Brandon Bollig to the Nashville Predators. Continue reading this article at Fear the Fin!