David Schlemko has signed with the San Jose Sharks on a four-year, $8.4 million contract. Schlemko spent last season playing with the New Jersey Devils, a season in which he played in 67 games and had the highest point total of his NHL career with 19 total points.
The San Jose Sharks have signed David Schlemko to a four-year deal worth $2.1 million per season; Really underrated player in my mind
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2016
David Schlemko Signs With Sharks
Schlemko isn’t the most exciting of signings, but makes for a good depth defenseman, as he brings 298 games worth of NHL experience to the table. The left-handed defenseman spent last season with the Devils, which were his fourth team he’s played for in the league. During his 298 games he has played for the New Jersey Devils, Dallas Stars, Calgary Flames and the Arizona Coyotes. During his journeyman career spanning across the four teams he has 15 goals and 69 career points to go along with 100 career penalty minutes to his name.
Schlemko has also played in 129 games in the AHL during his career for the San Antonio Rampage and Portland Pirates respectively. He also spent just short of two seasons, 72 games in total, playing in the CHL for the Arizona Sundogs, where he accumulated 13 goals and 49 total points.
Schlemko is coming off the back of a one-year/$625,000 contract that he signed with the New Jersey Devils last off-season. Schlemko was an undrafted free agent when he signed a three-year entry level contract with the Arizona Coyotes, where he was then assigned to the Arizona Sundogs.