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Sharks re-sign Kevin Labanc

October 10, 2020, 4:46 PM ET [5 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Kevin Labanc to a four-year contract with an AAV of $4.725 million.



Labanc is coming off a down year, where he scored just 14 goals and 33 points in 70 games, a pace of 16 goals and 39 points per 82 games. That said, he did tally 56 points in the 2018-19 season and we can bet that he’ll be able to score close to 45 points next season, based on his career averages.

As for the contract, I had guessed it would be a four-year deal with an AAV around $4 million, so I got the term right but the money was a bit off. A four-year deal buys a few UFA years, however, it’s not so long that it would be a huge problem if Labanc wasn’t able to bounce back production-wise.

Personally, I think the AAV might be a bit high, especially based on the market right now but it’s certainly not a bad deal. Labanc is just 25 years old and will be counted on as a top-six forward with the Sharks again next season.



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