Sharks sign Mueller; reduce camp roster

Sharks sign Mueller; reduce camp roster
September 22, 2013, 11:30 am
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The Sharks selected 21-year-old Mirco Mueller (center) with the 18th pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

The Sharks announced that they have signed 2013 first round pick Mirco Mueller to an entry-level contract. Mueller, a six-foot-three, 195-pound defenseman, was then promptly reassigned to his junior club in Everett, Washington.

The Sharks chose Mueller with the 18th overall pick in the entry draft in June, moving up two spots in the first round to select him. The 18-year-old took part in the Young Stars tournament in Penticton earlier this month, but a back injury prevented him from playing in the final two games and kept him off of the ice for the start of NHL training camp.

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Along with Mueller, San Jose reduced its training camp roster on Sunday. Reassigned to the club’s AHL affiliate in Worcester were goalie Troy Grosenick; defenseman Sena Acolatse; and forwards Curt Gogol, Eriah Hayes, Brodie Reid, Rylan Schwartz and Daniil Tarasov. Also, according to a report, defenseman Adam Comrie was placed on waivers. The training camp roster now stands at 33 players.

Practice resumes at Sharks Ice on Monday at 11 a.m. The Sharks host the Vancouver Canucks in a preseason game at SAP Center on Tuesday night.