The Sharks have signed an extension with coach Todd McLellan, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.
McLellan has been the team's bench boss for the last five seasons, going 220-108-48, having reached the Western Conference finals twice and winning the Pacific Division three times. Even after some in-season trades, the Sharks still posted a 25-16-7 record this year, losing to the Kings in seven games of their second-round playoff series.
The San Jose Sharks' home arena, formerly known as HP Pavilion, will now be called SAP Center.
SAP founder Hasso Plattner is a Sharks majority owner, so the move was logical after HP CEO Meg Whitman decided to step away from their deal. San Jose is reported to have a five year agreement with SAP. It won't matter though as everyone will probably continue to call it the "Shark Tank."
James Sheppard had one goal and three assists in 32 regular-season games with the Sharks in 2013.
He hadn't played since the 2009-10 campaign, when was a member of the Minnesota Wild, because of a major knee injury. Sheppard will be a restricted free agent next month and he should get a short-term deal to stay with the Sharks.
Jason Demers will be in need of a new contract this summer.
He is eligible for restricted free agency and will probably stay with the Sharks on a short-term deal as a depth blueliner. Demers skated in just 22 games during the lockout-shortened season and he never played more than seven straight games, as he was forced out out as a healthy scratch or due to injury.
Andrew Desjardins will be a restricted free agent this summer.
He had three points and 63 penalty minutes in 42 games during the regular season. Desjardins probably doesn't warrant a long-term commitment from the Sharks, but he should be able to get a one-year deal to stay on board with the team.
Don't be surprised if the San Jose Sharks re-sign Scott Gomez.
Gomez is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. He's never likely to replicate his former success offensively, but he's an added veteran presence and good guy to have in the locker room. The Sharks aren't likely to break the bank trying to get him though, so whether or not they re-sign him will be largely dependent on what Gomez thinks he's worth at this point.
T.J. Galiardi, who is a restricted free agent, wants to return to the San Jose Sharks.
Galiardi saw time on a line with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns in the playoffs and enjoyed his role as a top-six forward. "I want to be here. I'm not afraid to admit it at all," Galiardi said. "I'm restricted anyway, so I think chances are I'll be here unless something crazy would happen. Ever since I've found that role and responsibility and trust of the coaches, I've had a lot of fun. I think I've kind of found my place here and I don't want to have to leave already." Galiardi had five goals and 14 points in 36 regular season games and will look to hit the 40-plus point mark if he remains on the line with Thornton and Burns.