Sharks Re-Sign Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov has ended his holdout, agreeing to terms on a two year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
TSN has learned that the deal is worth $7.1 million. Nabokov will earn $3.525 million in the first season, and $3.625 million in the second year of the contract. His pay this year is retro-active to the start of the season.
Nabokov’s agent, Don Meehan, had earlier noted that money wasn’t the biggest hurdle to overcome. Nabokov reportedly wanted a short term deal, while the Sharks were after a five or six year contract.
Nabokov was the NHL’s top rookie in 2001. He made $575,000 in base salary last season, during which he won 37 games.
A restricted free agent, Nabokov was
holding out on the Sharks, leaving them with unproven Miikka Kiprusoff and Vesa Toskala manning the nets. They opened the season with a combined 1-4 record this season.
The Sharks have two other players holding out, defenceman Brad Stuart and forward Alexander Korolyuk.