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San Jose Sharks Bring Back Former Player

New York Rangers Offseason Grades; Barlclay Goodrow claimed

The San Jose Sharks are bringing back one of their fan favourites. News broke on Wednesday afternoon that the Barclay Goodrow was claimed by San Jose. The team will now take on the veteran forward’s $3.6 million-plus cap hit for the next three seasons.

Barclay Goodrow Claimed by Sharks

Goodrow returns to where it all began in his decade-long NHL career. He played for the Sharks from the 2014-15 season until the 2019-20 campaign, where he was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Toronto native was waived by the New York Rangers on Tuesday, but the Sharks claimed him.

The veteran forward hard a hard time during the regular season for the Rangers with four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 80 games. He had a Corsi for of 35.4 and a relative Corsi of -20.1. However, the 31-year-old showed that he was a post-season performer in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Goodrow provided six goals and eight points in 16 games as the Rangers made a run to the Eastern Conference Final.

He’s totaled 60 goals and 109 assists for 169 points in 572 career games. Goodrow did have post-season success with the Sharks, but won two titles with the Lightning.

What It Means

Rangers General Manager Chris Drury catches a huge break. He doesn’t have to have use a buyout and gets Goodrow’s contract off the books. This gives him more flexibility in going after talent to try to get the Rangers back to the Stanley Cup Final.

Goodrow returns to a place that he’s familiar with in the Sharks. This team is far from post-season glory, but Goodrow has provided that for the franchise. The veteran helped the Sharks past the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 7 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Sharks General Manager brings back a beloved player. However, this wasn’t the first move made today by the team. San Jose has young players, but it does get a veteran presence with Goodrow back in the fold should the team keep him.

Main photo by: Danny Wild-USA TODAY Sports


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