Tuesday, September 21, 2010

San Jose Sharks Sign Spirit Forward Michael Sgarbossa

Press Release

The NHL San Jose Sharks have signed Saginaw Spirit forward and unrestricted free agent Michael Sgarbossa to an entry level contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sgarbossa is set to return to Saginaw this week in time for the team’s season opener in Kitchener on Friday, September 24.

“As an organization we are very happy for Michael as he worked very hard this summer,” stated Saginaw Spirit Assistant General Manager Jim Paliafito, “Michael is a very talented young man and the San Jose Sharks see what we saw in him when we traded for him last fall. I expect this to be the beginning of many current Spirit players signing and being draft by the NHL in the coming seasons.”

“Here today, NHL Tomorrow! Michael’s signing is a great indication of not only his skill level and dedication but also of our league’s success in developing players for the next level”, stated Saginaw Spirit President and Partner Craig Goslin, “We are very proud of Michael and of his success at the Sharks’ training camp.”

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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