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    SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 08: Jason Demers #60 of the San Jose Sharks breaks his stick as he puts a shot on goal during their game against the Vancouver Canucks at HP Pavilion on April 8, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jason Demers

    After a solid rookie season, the San Jose Sharks announced the 2-year contract extension of defenseman Jason Demers this week.

    Demers racked up 4 goals and 21 points last season in only 51 games. That gets him a No. 4 ranking among Sharks defense. The 2008 seventh round pick also totaled 17 points in 21 games for the Sharks top minor league affiliate.

    This was a key signing for the Sharks blue line after the loss of captain Rob Blake to retirement, and just missing out on free agent Niklas Hjalmarsson, who re-signed with the Chicago Blackhawks. 

    Equipping the Sharks

    [BAY] Equipping the Sharks
    The Sharks equipment staff helps the team get in gear and keep their focus on the games.

    Barring any last minute low profile signings, the Sharks roster looks to be pretty set. They will open the 2010-2011 season Oct. 8 in Stockholm, Sweden against the Columbus Bluejackets.