Galiardi announces he's returning to the Sharks

Galiardi announces he's returning to the Sharks
July 8, 2012, 8:21 pm
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Restricted free agent T.J. Galiardi will return to San Jose next season. Theleft winger announced through Twitter that he had reached an agreement with theSharks.Very happy to be back with the sharks next year, looking forward to a great season with the boys! redemption TJ Galiardi (@TJGaliardi) July 7, 2012Galiardi appeared in 69 games between the Sharks and theAvalanche last season, scoring nine goals and assisting six others. He scoredjust one goal in 14 games for the Sharks while recovering from a back injury.The Sharks acquired the 24-year-old at the trade deadline ina deal that sent Jamie McGinn and two prospects to Colorado in exchange for Galiardi and DanielWinnik.An up-tempo player, Galiardi could find himself in a moreinvolved role on the Sharks next season, potentially as part of a moreaggressive penalty-kill unit.RELATED: Sharks spotlight: T.J. Galiardi
Galiardi contributed 39 points in his sophomore season in2009-10, picking up 15 goals and 24 assists, both career highs.The terms of Galiardi's new deal are unknown, and the Sharks have not yet issued a release announcing his re-signing.Galiardis announced return to the Sharks drew positivereactions from two of his teammates on Twitter. @TJGaliardi: Very happy to be back with the sharks next year" Congrats my man!! Logan Couture (@Logancouture) July 7, 2012
@TJGaliardi: Very happy to be back with the sharks next year, looking forward to a great season with the boys! redemption great news bro! Ryane Clowe (@ryaneclowe29) July 7, 2012