Former Sharks D Hannan returning to San Jose

Former Sharks D Hannan returning to San Jose
April 3, 2013, 9:45 am
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In 29 games this season, Scott Hannon has zero goals and one assist. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Sharks have acquired 34-year-old veteran defenseman Scott Hannan from the Nashville Predators in exchange for a conditional sixth/seventh round draft pick, the team announced Wednesday morning.

The deal is for a seventh round selection but could become a sixth round selection in the event Hannan plays in one playoff game in 2013.

Hannan, 34, has played in 29 games for Nashville this season, posting one assist and 20 penalty minutes. He spent the 2011-12 season with Calgary, notching 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) and 38 penalty minutes in 78 games.

“Scott Hannan is a player we are very familiar with and gives us an added veteran depth presence on defense,” said Wilson.

Hannan spent the first eight years of his career in San Jose, playing 508 games which ranks him 10th all-time among Sharks players. His +45 rating ranks him 5th all-time.

San Jose Sharks media services contributed to this report.