Lower Sackville’s James Sheppard stays on with Sharks for $1.3 million

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METRO HALIFAX

Forward James Sheppard of Lower Sackville has re-signed with the NHL’s San Jose Sharks, on a one-year contract worth $1.3 million.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday that’s how much the 26-year-old left- winger will be making for the 2014-15 season.

The six-foot-one, 215-pound left-winger was originally drafted 9th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2006 NHL Draft, but suffered from a serious leg injury that kept him out of the league for two seasons.

The Sharks first snagged Sheppard in a trade Aug. 7, 2011. They announced Tuesday they’re keeping the restricted free agent on their roster.

“James has worked tremendously hard and earned himself a key role on our team last season,” San Jose general manager Doug Wilson told NHL.com.

“His perseverance and dedication make him a valuable asset to our organization going forward.”

Sheppard collected 20 points and had a plus-three rating in 67 games during the 2013-14 season. He has appeared in 323 career regular season games, notching 73 points total.

Organizations: NHL, San Jose Sharks, San Jose Mercury News Minnesota Wild

Geographic location: San Jose

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