SAN JOSE, CA (April 12, 2021) - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Alexander Barabanov from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Antti Suomela.
Barabanov, 26, has played in 13 games with Toronto this season, posting one assist and four penalty minutes. In two games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL), he posted five points (two goals, three assists). He was signed as a free agent by Toronto on April 7, 2020.
The five-foot-10, 195-pound forward spent the majority of the past six seasons with SKA St. Petersburg (KHL).
He will be assigned to the San Jose Barracuda (AHL).
Suomela was signed as a free agent by the Sharks on June 6, 2018. In parts of three seasons with San Jose, he appeared in 51 games, posting 15 points (four goals, 11 assists).