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.