The Sharks agreed to standard, entry-level contracts with a pair of former fifth round picks in Michael Brodzinski and Danny O’Regan, they announced on Saturday.
Brodzinski, a 20-year-old defenseman, was drafted in the fifth round (141 overall) by the Sharks in 2013. He recently finished his junior season at the University of Minnesota, posting eight goals and 21 points in 37 games while being named to the Big Ten Second All-Star team. In 99 career games with the Golden Gophers, he has 48 points (18g, 30a), 62 penalty minutes and a plus-26 rating.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder recently joined Sharks’ AHL affiliate, the Barracuda, playing the past five games.
"Michael is a smooth-skating, offensive-minded defenseman who has impressive offensive instincts," general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "He has worked hard on all aspects of his game under Head Coach Don Lucia at the University of Minnesota, and we look forward to him joining the Sharks organization."
O’Regan, 22, was drafted by the Sharks in the fifth round (138 overall) in 2012. The five-foot-nine, 180-pound center led Boston University in goals (17) and points (44) in 39 games. An alternate captain, he was named as an ACHA Second Team All-American.
In 154 career games with B.U., O’Regan, who also played on Team USA in the 2014 World Juniors, had 154 points.
"Danny has a great work ethic and his creativity has made him a dangerous playmaker," Wilson said. "He enjoyed an extremely productive career at Boston University under Head Coach David Quinn and we look forward to him making the jump to the professional ranks."