The San Jose Sharks have re-signed with their five restricted free agents, announced Thursday afternoon. Center Dylan Gambrell, center Antti Suomela, defender Nick DeSimone, defender Kyle Wood and center Maxim Letunov will return to the Sharks system this fall.
According to Sheng PengGambrell's contract is two years, the first year is a two-way agreement and the second is one-way. DeSimone has also signed for two years. Suomela, Wood and Letunov signed one-year, two-way agreements. Each player signed for the minimum annual average annual value of the league of $ 700,000.
The five players spent at least part of the 2018-2019 season with San Jose Barracuda. Wood, an alternate captain for Barracuda, scored 35 points (six goals, 29 assists) in 68 games. DeSimone recorded 14 goals and 32 assists in 65 games, and Letunov recorded 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points in his first professional hockey season. Suomela and Gambrell were removed from the AHL during the course of the season and saw time with the Sharks. At the AHL level, Gambrell registered 45 points (20 goals, 25 assists) in 51 games, while Suomela scored 20 points (six goals, 14 assists) in 47 games.
Suomela appeared in 27 NHL games and recorded eight points (three goals, five assists), while Gambrell did not score points in eight appearances of the NHL regular season. Gambrell prepared for two of the Sharks' playoffs and scored a goal in Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals. He also recorded four points in four Barracuda playoff games.
Both Suomela and Gambrell are expected to compete for the positions on the list at the Sharks training camp this fall.