Sorensen returns to Sharks after having 'positive impact' last season

Sorensen returns to Sharks after having 'positive impact' last season

Editor's Note: The above video is from March 2, 2017

One of the Sharks’ young forwards expected to challenge for a full time roster spot this season has been re-signed.

Marcus Sorensen, who started the year in the AHL before working his way up to the Sharks, signed a two-year contract extension the team announced on Tuesday. A source told NBC Sports California that the deal is worth $700,000 at the NHL level for each of the next two seasons.

In 19 regular season games with the Sharks, Sorensen, 25, posted one goal and three assists. He appeared in all six playoff games against Edmonton, posting one goal and one assist.

In 43 games with the AHL Barracuda, Sorensen had 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points.

"The time he spent with the Sharks this season, and the positive impact he had, proved that he can be an effective player at the highest level,” assistant general manager Joe Will said in a statement.

Sorensen originally signed with the Sharks as a free agent on May 13, 2016. He was originally drafted by Ottawa in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, but spent six seasons playing in Sweden before joining San Jose.

Sorensen was a restriced free agent. The Sharks have just one RFA left to sign in forward Barclay Goodrow.

Sharks vs. Sabres live stream: Watch NHL game online on MyTeams

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Sharks vs. Sabres live stream: Watch NHL game online on MyTeams

After a five-game road trip, the Sharks (2-3-1) are finally back home to host the Buffalo Sabres (3-3) Thursday night at The Tank. This will be just their second home game of the season.

It's a special night for a couple reasons.

It's Stealth Mode night in San Jose, so the Sharks will be busting out their brand new black sweaters and 3D decals on their helmets.

Also, forward Evander Kane takes on his former team for the first time since being traded by Buffalo to San Jose in February. While Kane played 61 games with the Sabres last season, he will be facing a revamped squad. As Chelena Goldman writes, Buffalo has gone through more than a few changes since last season.

Fans wanting to see Team Teal can do so by downloading the MyTeams by NBC Sports app, where they can watch the game live and read the latest insights from Marcus White and Chelena Goldman.

Here's how you can watch the Sharks-Sabres game, as well as NBC Sports California's pregame and postgame shows, live online.

When: 7:30 p.m. PT on Thursday, Oct. 18 (pregame show starts at 7 p.m.)
Live Stream: MyTeams by NBC Sports app

Desktop users can stream the game by clicking this link.

Sharks debuting new 3D helmet decal on Stealth Night

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Sharks debuting new 3D helmet decal on Stealth Night

The San Jose Sharks will be rocking a new look on Thursday night, and it features more than just the yet-to-be-worn Stealth jerseys.

In addition to the black sweaters San Jose will sport against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night, there will also be a special three-dimensional "SJ" decal on the sides of the players' helmets.

This isn't the first time an NHL team has added 3D flair to a specialty game day look. The decals started popping up on helmets earlier this year, with teams like the LA Kings adding to their headgear. The Sharks Thursday night opponent, the Sabres, added the decals to the helmets they wore in the 2018 NHL Winter Classic against the New York Rangers. 

The newly-stickered headwear completes the look the Sharks plan to sport on Stealth Nights, which will take place on Thursday and Friday home games, plus the Sharks Saturday night tilt against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 3. 

Newly-acquired defenseman Erik Karlsson debuted the new Stealth jersey for the first time during the Sharks preseason, but the sweaters have not seen any game action yet. According to San Jose's schedule, the team should be wearing the specialty look thirteen times during the 2018-19 regular season.