The San Jose Sharks started filling out the empty spots on their roster yesterday, resigning Torrey Mitchell, Brad Staubitz, and Benn Ferriero to a three-year deal, one-year deal and a two-year deal respectively.
Torrey Mitchell missed the entire season last year but did make a brief stop in the playoffs, and a rather shot stint of two games in the AHL. His previous statistics and accomplishments include in 2007-2008 he played the entire 82 game season accumulating 20 points, split evenly between goals and assists, a -3 rating and 50 penalty minutes.
Brad Staubitz adds a toughness to the sharks, standing tall at six-foot one-inch weighing in at 215 pounds. To date he has played 35 games in the NHL, all with San Jose adding up one goal, three points and 76 penalty minutes. Staubitz has been shuffled back and forth from the NHL to the AHL countless times since 2005, when he was signed as a free agent by the San Jose Sharks.
Benn Ferriero played last season as a senior for Boston College, appearing in 165 games and accumulating 64 goals and 75 assists. Originally drafted in 2006 in the seventh round, 196th overall Ferriero by the Pheonix Coyotes, Ferriero was picked up by San Jose this year in August. He was awarded to the All Rookie team in 2005-2006 season and the All Tournament team in 2007-2008.
In short, Torrey Mitchell is expected to be a solid bottom six center and Staubitz might make appearances to be a needed tough guy on the ice.
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