Sharks ink defensemen Jason Demers, Taylor Doherty

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

San Jose, CA, United States (4E Sports) – The San Jose Sharks signed defensemen Jason Demers and Taylor Doherty to two-year and one-year deals, respectively.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but it was reported that Demers’ contract is worth $3.4 million per season.

Demers, 26, had five goals and 34 points in 75 games last season and one assist in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games. He had 16 goals and 95 points in 280 regular-season games .

He was a seventh-round pick (No. 186) by the Sharks in the 2008 NHL Draft.

Doherty, 23, had four goals, 15 points and 111 penalty minutes in 69 games last season for the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League.

He was a second-round pick (No. 57) in 2009.

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