Sharks sign RFA again Kevin Labanc for four-year pact


The San Jose Sharks have re-signed restricted free forward Kevin Labanc to a four-year contract, the team announced on Saturday.

“Kevin brings a rare level of offensive skill and creativity to our roster and has established himself as one of the top six forwards in our league,” Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a team statement. “His Game 7 playoff performance last season is one of the most iconic moments in Sharks history and is a perfect example of the impact he can have on a hockey game.

“Kevin has demonstrated a consistent ability to perform at a high level both in the regular season and in the playoffs and will be an integral part of our club for years to come.

Labanc, 24, has just finished a 14-goal, 33-point season in which he played on a one-year, million-dollar contract he signed as RFA last July.

The Sharks’ sixth-round pick in 2014, the Brooklyn, New York native, scored 50 goals and 149 points in 284 career regular-season games, including career highs in goals (17) and points (56) in 2018-19. Labanc has also appeared in 30 postseason games, recording five goals and 14 assists.


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