NHL News: San Jose Sharks Lock Up Vlasic and Jones Long-Term

NHL News: San Jose Sharks Lock Up Vlasic and Jones Long-Term

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Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Martin Jones sign contract extensions with the San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to an eight-year $56 million contract extension, a $7 million cap hit.

The Sharks also signed goaltender Martin Jones to a six-year, $34.5 million contract extension, a $5.75 million cap hit.

Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area: Sharks GM Doug Wilson after signing both Vlasic and Jones. Wilson on Vlasic.

“We’re thrilled we could get this extension done early and ensure one of the League’s top defensemen will remain in San Jose for the long term,” Wilson said in a statement. “Both Marc-Edouard and Hasso Plattner stepped forward and committed to get this deal done now, and this helps solidify our blue line for years to come. Marc-Edouard has been an integral part of this team, both on and off the ice, and we are excited to have him in San Jose for at least the next eight years.”

Wilson on Jones.

“We’re very happy we could get this extension done with Martin and feel that he is just beginning to hit his peak in terms of growth and prime playing seasons,” Wilson said. “He has proven that he is more than capable of excelling in high-pressure situations and big games, and we feel he has become one of the top goaltenders in the League. He is a calming influence in net for our team and we’re excited to have him in net for us for the foreseeable future.”