The San Jose Sharks have signed Brodie Reid to a one year contract worth $650,000.

Ranked 85th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings in 2008, Reid went undrafted but would not go without getting an NHL contract. In 2011, the San Jose Sharks signed Reid to an Entry Level Contract, a deal that would send the forward to the Worcester Sharks. Reid had a good rookie season in the AHL during the 2011-2012 campaign with Worcester where the offensively skilled forward saw time on the team’s power play. He scored ten goals (three on the power play) along with 15 assists and a minus two rating in 66 games. Last season, the right winger only played in 34 matches, again scoring ten goals while falling to 21 points at the end of the season.

The BC native preceded his collegiate career with four seasons on three different teams in the BCHL, highlighted by a league-leading 52-goal season with the Burnaby Express in 2007-08, before playing one year in the USHL as captain of the Lincoln Stars in 2009-10.

Brodie doesn’t have a whole lot of high end skill, but he does have a ton of heart. If he’s healthy at camp, and the Sharks haven’t made any big moves up front, this guy could make a splash in 2013-14 in a grinding role, but it’s still a long-shot.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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