San Jose Sharks sign familiar face in Micheal Haley

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The San Jose Sharks recently announced that they signed a familiar face that every fan should be excited to see return. Welcome back, Micheal Haley.

Five days before the NHL trade deadline, the San Jose Sharks have made a surprising and rather interesting move earlier this morning. Team teal announced that they have claimed a familiar face.

Enforcer Micheal Haley has returned to the Sharks after being released from the Florida Panthers. Haley played three seasons for the Sharks before moving on to the Panthers. In those three seasons with the Sharks, he had three goals and 10 assists.

While his production has been far less than average, it is more about what he does on the ice to protect his teammates. All throughout the Sharks organization, he was a favorite in the locker room. Doug Wilson commented on the Haley signing saying, “ Micheal was extremely popular with his teammates and he brings another set of ingredients to our roster. We had the opportunity to add those ingredients at no cost to our team so we wanted to take advantage of that opportunity.”

For the Sharks, who are not really known for their physical game, have now become even deeper on the charts with this signing. With only 20 games to play, the Sharks are adding pieces that will benefit them in the long run.

The Sharks last played a couple of days ago against the Boston Bruins where Joe Thornton scored his first hat trick since 2010. Thornton commented on the signing as well, “ I’m super excited to have Haley back. He’s a guy who always sticks up for his teammates and I know he loved being a Shark. A lot of guys kept in touch with him over the last couple years so I know we’re all glad to have him.”

It is safe to say that the Sharks will be happy to see Haley back in the Bay Area.

Another piece the Sharks should be looking to add in my opinion is a goalie or another center/forward.

According to the latest rumors, the Sharks are trying to make a deal with the Anaheim Ducks for goalie Ryan Miller. Miller has six wins and two losses on the season with a .929 save percentage. A couple of other players the Sharks may want to keep an eye on are Matt Duchene of the Ottawa Senators and Wayne Simmonds of the Philadelphia Flyers. Duchene has 27 goals and 31 assists for 58 points in 50 appearances this season.

Duchene would be a big get but the Sharks will have to put a pretty big package together to get him. A less expensive player would be Wayne Simmonds of the Flyers. Simmonds has 16 goals and 11 assists in 60 games played.

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The Sharks have five days to figure out if they will make another move and add another piece before heading into the Stanley Cup finals. Stay tuned for all the Sharks rumors and moves heading into the 2019 NHL trade deadline.