Sharks sign center Handzus to two-year deal

July 2, 2011, 12:36 am
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July 1, 2011

SHARKS PAGE SHARKS VIDEO Follow @BrodieBrazilCSNBrodie BrazilCSNCalifornia.comThe San Jose Sharks signed unrestricted free agent forward Michal Handzus, the team announced Friday.The 34-year old Handzus had 30 points in 82 regular season games with the Los Angeles Kings last season.RELATED: Sharks sign gritty defenseman Vandermeer
While terms of the deal were not released, CSN California has confirmed that it is a two-year agreement. Handzus is unavailable for comment, as he is currently in Slovakia.Handzus was brought in to improve the Sharks' penalty kill, as he led all Kings forwards in shorthanded time on ice. He averaged 2:24 shorthanded minutes per game for the Kings, the fourth best penalty kill team in the league."Michal is an extremely skilled player that has a great mix of size and competitiveness," Sharks GM Doug Wilson said. "He is one of the top penalty killing forwards in this league and has the ability to play in any situation.