Sharks re-sign Nieto to 2-year contract

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The San Jose Sharks re-signed winger Matt Nieto to a two-year pact, the team announced Monday.

Nieto's deal is worth $850,000 per season, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

"Matt brings a consistent, veteran presence to our lineup, and his speed and defensive awareness have made him a valuable part of our penalty-killing unit," general manager Doug Wilson said. "Additionally, his ability to chip in offensively gives our coaching staff a versatile option in crafting our lineup from night to night."

Nieto registered five goals and two assists in 28 games this past campaign. The Long Beach, California, native was originally drafted by the Sharks in the second round in 2011 before spending parts of four seasons with the Colorado Avalanche from 2016-2020.

Sharks re-sign Nieto to 2-year contract
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