Sharks Sign Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau To Contract Extensions

The San Jose Sharks have signed forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau to three-year contract extensions.

The 34-year old Thornton’s three-year deal is for $20.25 million, a $6.75 million salary cap hit. He’s coming off a three-year deal worth $21 million.

The 34-year old Marleau’s three-year deal is for $20 million, a $6,666,667 million salary cap hit. He’s coming off a four-year deal worth $27.6 million, a $6.9 million salary cap hit.

Thornton was draft 1st overall in 1997 by the Bruins. Marleau was drafted 2nd overall in 1997 by the Sharks.

What do you think of Thornton’s and Marleau’s deals?

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Joe Thorton

Patrick Marleau

5 Comments

  1. John

    January 24, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve been wearing my Thornton jersey, all day today.

  2. jeff

    January 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Both players left money and years on the table, resigning in SJ. Great for the Sharks. They remain loaded up front. Who ever expecting Marleau to spend his entire career in SJ?

  3. hankbemis

    January 24, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    no brainer, good to see some allegiance to an organization with all the overpaying of UFAs lately

  4. Fish Head

    January 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Very unselfish move by both players. Should give management some wiggle room to keep/put a team around them.

  5. Nick Longo

    January 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Great move. Thornton knows he may drop down a line a year or two from now, so it’s good of him to accept a little less money. They’re both great team players. I think this means SJ remains a contender moving forward.