Sharks Sign Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau To Contract Extensions


The San Jose Sharks have signed forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to three-year contract extensions.

The 34-year old Thornton’s three-year deal is for $20.25 million, a $6.75 million salary cap hit. He’s coming off a three-year deal worth $21 million.

The 34-year old Marleau’s three-year deal is for $20 million, a $6,666,667 million salary cap hit. He’s coming off a four-year deal worth $27.6 million, a $6.9 million salary cap hit.

Thornton was draft 1st overall in 1997 by the Bruins. Marleau was drafted 2nd overall in 1997 by the Sharks.

What do you think of Thornton’s and Marleau’s deals?

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Joe Thorton

Patrick Marleau

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  1. #1 by John at January 24th, 2014

    I’ve been wearing my Thornton jersey, all day today.

  2. #2 by jeff at January 24th, 2014

    Both players left money and years on the table, resigning in SJ. Great for the Sharks. They remain loaded up front. Who ever expecting Marleau to spend his entire career in SJ?

  3. #3 by hankbemis at January 24th, 2014

    no brainer, good to see some allegiance to an organization with all the overpaying of UFAs lately

  4. #4 by Fish Head at January 24th, 2014

    Very unselfish move by both players. Should give management some wiggle room to keep/put a team around them.

  5. #5 by Nick Longo at January 25th, 2014

    Great move. Thornton knows he may drop down a line a year or two from now, so it’s good of him to accept a little less money. They’re both great team players. I think this means SJ remains a contender moving forward.

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