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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