Report: Radim Simek Signs Extension With San Jose Sharks

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Radim Simek has reportedly agreed to a four-year extension with the San Jose Sharks. The contract is reported to be worth $8 million for an average-annual-value of $2 million.

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Simek is in his second year in the NHL, both with the Sharks. This season, Simek has one goal and seven assists for eight points adding 14 minutes in penalties in 43 games. Those numbers are almost identical to last year’s campaign where he had one goal and eight assists for nine points while adding eight minutes in penalties in 41 games before suffering a knee injury.

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What This Means For The Future

While this has been a season to forget for San Jose, the reported extension would solidify the core group of defensemen for the Sharks. The deal would keep Simek in San Jose through the 2023-24 season alongside defencemen Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, and Erik Karlsson.

Simek joined the Sharks as an undrafted free-agent in 2017 but did not appear in an NHL game until December of 2018. He has carved out a role as a stay-at-home defenceman who can play as a second or third pair on the back end.

While Simek has just one point in the last 22 games, he does not need to be offensive-minded on a team with Karlsson and Burns. Simek has seen his role increase after Karlsson went down with a season-ending injury.

At 27-years-old, Simek is older than most second-year players but he has little experience at the NHL level. After the injury to Karlsson, his average time on ice and the number of shifts per game has increased. This is a great opportunity for Simek to settle in and get experience with the Sharks.

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