Nick Petrecki(29) San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks‘ 4th year, former 1st round pick in the 2007 draft (#28 overall), defenseman Nick Petrecki(29) played his 1st NHL game earlier this week.

He skated 16 shifts for almost 12 minutes of ice time and didn’t register any other stats in his team’s 3-2 shootout win.

In 216 AHL games with Worcester Sharks he has 7 goals and 33 assists so he’s not overly blessed with offensive skills but at 6’3″ 225 lbs. there’s little doubt he’s a big presence on the blue line and his always triple digit penalty minutes in the minors and college hockey let’s folks know he not afraid to drop the mitts.

The 23-year old was signed to a three-year entry level deal and re-upped on his qualifying offer for another season. He’ll be a restricted free agent at the end of this campaign but it’s likely the Sharks‘ organization will continue to keep him around.

Nick Petrecki



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