Sharks give Vlasic extension
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP)
Sharks general manager Doug Wilson says Wednesday that the team extended Vlasic because he ''can play in all situations and has blossomed into a very trusted player on both sides of the puck.'' He said the Sharks are ''lucky to have him on our team for the next six seasons.''
The 25-year-old Vlasic led the Sharks with 171 blocked shots last season, including a franchise-record eight on Dec. 23 vs. Los Angeles. In six seasons with San Jose, he has appeared in 471 regular-season games and racked up 133 points.
The Montreal native was drafted 35th overall by San Jose in 2005.