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SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general managerDoug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Jonny Brodzinski (@Brodzyy) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, the financial details were not disclosed.
"Brodzinski has an excellent combination of power and scoring skillset," said Wilson. "He had a great collegiate career at St. Cloud State and has continued that success at the professional level. We feel there's a good opportunity for him to earn playing time and help us offensively this upcoming season."
Brodzinski, 26, appeared in 13 games last season for the Los Angeles Kings, recording three points (two goals, one assist) with two penalty minutes along with three games for the Ontario Reign of the American Hockey League, scoring one goal. The right-wing appeared in his third season with the Kings and accumulated 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 54 career NHL games.
The forward has skated in 156 career AHL games over four seasons with the Reign, collecting 108 points (56 goals, 52 assists) with a plus-20 rating. In the 2016-17 season, Brodzinski was named to the AHL All-Star game.
Prior to his professional career, Brodzinski played for St. Cloud State Universityover three seasons. The forward amassed 112 points (64 goals, 48 assists) in 120 career NCAA games, being named to the NCHC First All-Star team in the 2014-15 season and helping St. Cloud State to a regular season championship in 2013-14.
The six-foot-one, 215-pound native of Blaine, Minnesota was originally selected by Los Angeles in the 2013 NHL Draft (fifth round, 148th overall).