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Fear The Fin Jul 22, 2016

The Daily Chum: Get to know David Schlemko

Learning the backstory of the Sharks new defender. The Sharks signed David Schlemko to a four-year deal on the first day of free agency and he immediately moved into the bottom pairing of the Sharks’ defensive depth chart. I’ve already said my piece on the signing, so now let’s get to know San Jose’s newest defender. Schlemko, born in Edmonton in 1987, played with the Medicine Hat Tigers for three years in the Western Hockey League before the Arizona Coyotes signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2007. Once Schlemko arrived in the Grand Canyon State he split time between the San...
Fear The Fin Jul 2, 2016

The Daily Chum: Doug Wilson flexes his muscles in free agency

Doug Wilson said he believed this group deserved some additions this offseason. On Monday, he followed through. Bringing in Mikkel Boedker and David Schlemko filled two glaring holes and out San Jose on the right path. Wilson hasn't ever been the type of general manager to make splashy offseason signings, but by his standards the past two years have at least troubled the surface of the water. Joel Ward, Paul Martin, Schlemko and now Boedker make four of his most notable free agent signings ever as he gives the core another swing at the Cup. Part of that has to do with the market. San Jose...

Sharks sign Schlemko, add depth to defense

The Sharks addressed their depth on defense by signing unrestricted free agent David Schlemko to a four-year, $8.4 million deal on Friday. Schlemko is a versatile left-handed rear guard who can play in all situations, including on a second power-play unit and the penalty kill. “I’m lucky a Stanley Cup contender wanted me,” said the 6-foot, 190-pound Schlemko, who has 15 goals and 54 assists in 298 regular-season games.
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 1, 2016

Ex-Devils defenseman David Schlemko signs with Sharks

The Devils saw former defenseman David Schlemko sign a four-year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
Fear The Fin Jul 1, 2016

Signing Reaction: David Schlemko a perfect value signing for the Sharks

Last offseason, Doug Wilson uncharacteristically got involved in the first day of free agency by signing a solid defender in Paul Martin. Make it two years in a row the general manager has made a smart signing on the first day of July. The signing of David Schlemko gives the Sharks the bottom pairing defender they needed heading into the offseason. With the top four well established, the 29-year-old defender will slot in next to Brenden Dillon. He shoots left-handed and will chip in a little bit of offense, but most importantly he drives possession. By now you’ve seen his HERO chart...
San Jose Mercury News Jul 1, 2016
San Jose Sharks sign free-agent defenseman David Shlemko from New Jersey Devils

San Jose Sharks sign free-agent defenseman David Shlemko from New Jersey Devils

The Sharks have signed defenseman David Schlemko to a four-year contract worth $2.1 million per season, according to ESPN

Sharks sign ‘solid puck-moving defenseman’ Schlemko — four years, $8.4 million

He is coming off of a very productive season in New Jersey and we think he will fit well with our group.
Fear The Fin Jul 1, 2016

San Jose Sharks sign David Schlemko

It only took an hour for the San Jose Sharks to get involved in free agency. The Sharks have signed defender David Schlemko to a four-year deal worth $2.1 million a year according to Pierre LeBrun. The San Jose Sharks have signed David Schlemko to a four-year deal worth $2.1 million per season; Really underrated player in my mind— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2016 Here’s what I wrote about Schlemko in our Defenders To Watch post: The Case: Schlemko boasts strong possession numbers and won’t cost the Sharks much. He’s likely a bottom pairing guy and has little...

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