Sharks sign defenceman Matt Benning to a four-year contract

Nashville Predators defenseman Matt Benning (5) passes the puck as Winnipeg Jets center Paul Stastny (25) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, in Nashville, Tenn. (Mark Zaleski/AP)

The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent defenceman Matt Benning to a four-year contract, general manager Mike Grier announced Wednesday.

The 28-year-old has spent the past two seasons with the Nashville Predators, where he amassed 11 assists in 65 games.

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