Sharks sign Nico Sturm for three years

German forward last won the Stanley Cup with Colorado. 

San Jose Sharks general manager Mike Grier announced Wednesday that the club has signed forward Nico Sturm to a three-year contract. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"Nico is a big and powerful forward who has a strong two-way game," Grier said. "He's proven he can play consistent minutes and provide offence and helped Colorado win the Stanley Cup."

Sturm, 27, played 71 games for the Minnesota Wild and Colorado Avalanche this past season, scoring 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) in 53 games for the Wild and three assists in 21 games for the Avalanche. Sturm also played 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Avalanche, dishing out two assists. Sturm played in all six games of the Stanley Cup Final and helped the Avalanche win the Stanley Cup.

In the 2020-21 season, Sturm scored 17 points (11 goals, six assists) in 50 games in his first full NHL season with Minnesota. Over the course of his NHL career, Sturm tallied 39 points (20 goals, 19 assists) in 132 games and five points (two goals, three assists) in 22 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.