Reports: San Jose Sharks nearing 8 year extension with Tomas Hertl
Multiple reports on Wednesday indicate the San Jose Sharks and pending UFA forward Tomas Hertl are nearing an extension in the neighborhood of 8 years at around $8 million per season.
This has long been in the works, despite much speculation regarding Hertl as a possible trade deadline rental.
Sources: Elliotte Friedman, Pierre LeBrun
Tomas Hertl and Sharks working on new deal
Hertl, 28, is in the final year of a deal that has a $5.625M cap hit. This season, he’s notched 48 points in 59 contests. While teams were interested in acquiring him for a playoff run, there’s was plenty of talk from both parties about looking to continue the relationship.
On a recent 32 Thought Podcast, Elliotte Friedman said that he wouldn’t take Hertl off the board but that the Sharks were making a “serious run” at extending him.
Readers of The Daily Goal Horn shouldn’t be surprised by this. In late January, I reported that a team executive relayed that the Sharks were going to keep him.
Tomas Hertl was dropped entirely from our Trade Bait Tracker on March 14.