The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Barclay Goodrow to a two-year contract, the team announced on Monday.
“Barclay played a key role in the success of the Barracuda last season and we feel he took a step forward in his development,” said Sharks assistant general manager and San Jose Barracuda general manager Joe Will. “He took on more of a leadership role with the Barracuda and we look forward to him competing for a spot in the NHL this season.”
Last season, Goodrow appeared in just three games with the Sharks, dishing out a single assist. The majority of his season was spent in the AHL with the San Jose Barracuda, where he scored 25 goals and added 20 assists in 61 games, the most points he has accumulated in an AHL campaign.
After a long run in the OHL of four consecutive seasons with at least 20 goals scored, Goodrow appeared in 60 games with the Sharks as a rookie in 2014-15. He scored all four of his career NHL goals that year, adding eight assists as well.
He was selected in the first round of the OHL Draft in 2009, but was signed as an undrafted free agent by San Jose ahead of the 2014-15 year.
San Jose is coming off a first-round playoff elimination at the hands of the Edmonton Oilers last season. Goodrow is one of three primarily left wingers on the roster alongside Mikkel Boedker and Brandon Bollig.
The Sharks are set to open the 2017-18 season on Oct. 4 at home against the Philadelphia Flyers.