SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Nick DeSimone (@njdes) and center Dylan Gambrell (@D_Gambrell7) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
DeSimone, 24, has recorded 39 points (11g, 28a) in 55 games played this season. DeSimone is in his second full professional season, after posting 20 points (6g, 14a) in 59 games played during the 2017-18 campaign. At the time of his recall, he ranks tied for sixth among AHL defensemen in goals and ninth in points. DeSimone leads the Barracuda in assists and ranks third in points and paces San Jose defensemen in goals, assists and points.
Prior to his three years in the AHL, DeSimone skated in three seasons for Union College at the NCAA level, appearing in 109 games and scoring 48 points (15g, 33a).
The six-foot-two, 195-pound native of East Amherst, New York was originally signed by San Jose as a free agent on March 30th, 2017.
Gambrell has appeared in 42 games for the Barracuda in 2018-19, scoring 38 points (16g, 22a). Gambrell's 16 goals are third among Barracuda skaters and first among rookies. He also ranked third in points on San Jose prior to his recall.
The 6-foot, 185-pound native of Bonney Lake, Washington was selected by San Jose in the 2016 NHL Draft (2nd round, 60th overall).
In addition, defenseman Jacob Middleton has been reassigned to the San Jose Barracuda.