By Mary Walsh
The San Jose Sharks have signed Brenden Dillon to a five year contract. The contract was first reported by Katie Strang of ESPN.
Dillon was acquired last fall from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Jason Demers. Dillon played 60 games on the Sharks’ blue line, earning nine points. Before joining the Sharks, he played two seasons with the Stars.
The Sharks also traded defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser to the St Louis Blues in exchange for a conditional seventh round pick in 2016.
To wrap up the recent trade for negotiating rights, the Dallas Stars announced that they have signed former Sharks goalie Antti Niemi to a three year contract with a 4.5 million cap hit.