Sharks re-sign RFA Kevin Labanc to four-year pact

San Jose Sharks right wing Kevin Labanc (62) takes an off balance shot against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (Chris O'Meara/AP)

The San Jose Sharks have re-signed restricted free agent forward Kevin Labanc to a four-year contract, the team announced on Saturday.

"Kevin brings a rare level of offensive skill and creativity to our line-up and has established himself as a top-six forward in our league," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a team release. "His Game 7 playoff performance last season is one of the most iconic moments in Sharks history and is a perfect example of the impact he can have on a hockey game.

"Kevin has shown a consistent ability to perform at a high level in both the regular season and the playoffs and he will be a big part of our club in the coming years."

Labanc, 24, is coming off a 14-goal, 33-point season during which he played on a one-year, $1-million contract he signed as an RFA last July.

A sixth-round pick of the Sharks in 2014, the Brooklyn, N.Y., native has 50 goals and 149 points in 284 career regular-season games, including career highs in goals (17) and points (56) in 2018-19. Labanc has also suited up for 30 post-season games, recording five goals and 14 assists.

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