NHL News of the Day: July 27th signings and roster moves
Ricky Gray | July 27, 2022
The New Jersey Devils made moves and the Sharks have a new head coach.
The New Jersey Devils have signed Jonas Siegenthaler to a lengthy five-year deal that is worth $17m. This contract extension will start next season and was announced on Tuesday.
Making the announcement was the General Manager of the San Jose Sharks Tom Fitzgerald. The defenseman will make an average of $3.4m each year as the Devils try to keep their lineup intact.
The 25-year-old set career highs last season in games played (70), assists (13), points (14), shots (92), and in all-time, on-ice metrics. He lead all New Jersey defensemen in hits and ranked second on the team in blocked shots.
Prior to the 2021-22 season, Siegenthaler was on a two-year contract that was worth $2.25m. He was originally acquired from Washington in April 2021 in exchange for a conditional third-round draft pick that year.
Through four seasons in the NHL Siegenthaler has appeared in 175 games and has three goals and 24 assists.
In other NHL news, the San Jose Sharks named David Quinn as their new head coach. The Sharks announced Tuesday that Quinn would replace the fired Bob Boughner.
In a statement, General Manager Mike Grier said: “His previous NHL head coaching experience is valuable to us and he implements a system that will fit with our philosophy of being a hard team to play against.
“We are extremely happy to have him a part of this organization.”
Quinn has an impressive resume over recent years, coaching the New York Rangers from 2018 to 2021. During that time he has a record of 96-87-25 but the team missed the playoffs over the last few years.
Still, his winning record during his time with the team means he can make use of what he has. There are a lot of talented players on the Sharks roster, so expect him to use them.