Sharks sign Dillon to 5-year, $16.35M contract extension

Ed Szczepanski / USA Today

Brenden Dillon will be patrolling the San Jose Sharks' blue line for the foreseeable future after signing a five-year contract extension Monday.

The extension carries an average annual value of $3.27 million. Dillon will earn $1.9 million in the first year of the deal, with his salary gradually climbing to $3.9 million in 2018-19 and 2019-20, according to CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz.

Dillon was traded to San Jose from the Dallas Stars last season and recorded nine points while averaging 19:13 time on ice in 60 games with his new team. The 24-year-old defenseman has 209 games of NHL experience and is coming off a one-year deal worth $1.25 million.

Sharks sign Dillon to 5-year, $16.35M contract extension
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