Sharks sign defenceman Artemi Kniazev to entry-level contract

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San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson. (Mark Blinch/CP)

The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Artemi Kniazev to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Kniazev, 18, was a second-round pick by the Sharks in June’s NHL Draft. A Kazan, Russia native, Kniazev had 13 goals and 34 points in 55 games with the QMJHL’s Chicoutimi Sagueneens last season.

“Artemi had a great camp with us this summer, where he continued to show his poise with the puck, intelligence, and high-end skating and edge work,” said Sharks GM Doug Wilson in a press release. “We are excited for him to go back to his QMJHL team and have a big season with them. Chicoutimi is a contender for the championship under head coach Yanick Jean, and we expect Artemi to be a big part of the team’s success.”

July 2, 2019

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Artemi Kniazev
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