You hate him when he’s on an opposing team, but you love him when he’s on your squad.
So you can love him for another three years.
The San Jose Sharks announced today that they have re-signed gritty forward Raffi Torres to a three-year deal. The deal is worth $6 million over three years, according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun.
Acquired in a midseason trade by the Sharks, Torres scored two goals and recorded four assists in 11 games, but provided a big spark and lots of energy that doesn’t necessarily show up on the stat sheet.
He did show his reckless side, however, as he was suspended after Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Los Angeles Kings, when he hit and injured Jarrett Stoll. The Sharks wound up losing that series in Game 7.
“We are very excited to bring Raffi back to the San Jose Sharks,” said GM Doug Wilson. “He competes hard in all three zones and brought a lot of ingredients to our line-up last season. We think he is a great fit for our club moving forward.”
Earlier this offseason, Torres publicly stated that he would like to return to San Jose.
“It’s not going to be hard to make a decision to stay here. They know I want to,” Torres told the San Jose Mercury News in late May. “It’s a great group of guys in here … and it’d be a good place to win.”