Worcester Sharks Sign a Trio To One-Year AHL Deals

Todd Civin@https://twitter.com/toddcivin1Senior Writer IJuly 21, 2009

Worcester Sharks General Manager Wayne Thomas announced that the team has re-signed forwards Dan DaSilva and Andrew Desjardins to one-year American Hockey League contracts. Thomas and the Sharks also announced the signing of forward T.J. Trevelyan to a one-year American Hockey League contract.

In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DaSilva, 24, played 26 games with Worcester last season recording 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists) along with 27 penalty minutes. He also added 21 points (9 goals, 12 assists) along with 40 penalty minutes in 36 games with the Phoenix RoadRunners last season.

The 6'1", 195-pound right wing had a terrific post season campaign as the Sharks reached the division finals. DaSilva ranked 2nd in post season scoring with 10 points (3 goals, 7 assists) with the Sharks.

"Dan was a huge part of the Worcester Sharks during the stretch run and during the playoffs on both sides of the red line,” said Thomas. “We look forward to him to continue his growth as a player with the Worcester Sharks.”

For his career, DaSilva has appeared in 148 career American Hockey League Games posting 60 points (29 goals, 31 assists) and 137 penalty minutes. The native of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was originally signed by Worcester as a free agent on October 24, 2008.

Desjardins, 22, played 74 games with Worcester last season recording 22 points (8 goals, 14 assists) along with 99 penalty minutes. He also added two points (2 goals, 0 assists) along with six penalty minutes in five games with the Phoenix RoadRunners last season.

He was voted as the Sharks “Unsung Hero” for this, his first season in the American Hockey League.

“Andrew was the center piece of a very effective third line for us last season,” said Thomas.  “He brought his lunch pail to work every day and was one of the most consistent forwards we had all season.”

The 6', 200-pound native of Lively, Ontario was originally signed by the Worcester Sharks in October of 2008 after a season with the Laredo Bucks in the CHL.

Trevelyan, 25, played 76 games with the Iowa Chops last season recording 47 points (23 goals, 24 assists) along with 18 penalty minutes. The five-foot-nine, 179-pound left wing has appeared in 208 career American Hockey League games with the Providence Bruins and the Iowa Chops posting 138 points (69 goals, 69 assists) and 82 penalty minutes.

“T.J. is a proven goal scorer in the American Hockey League,” said Thomas. “He is an exciting player that will be a welcomed addition to our club for next season.”

The Mississauga, Ontario native played collegiate hockey at St. Lawrence University recording 154 points (78 goals, 76 assists) and 204 penalty minutes in 150 games.

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