The San Jose Sharks may not be expected to make a huge splash at the upcoming NHL trade deadline, but on Wednesday, they did make a move to bring a familiar face back to the South Bay.
The Sharks claimed forward Micheal Haley off of waivers from the Florida Panthers on Wednesday morning.
Guess who's back, back again. Haley's back, tell a friend. #SJSharks claim Micheal Haley off waives from the Florida Panthers.
🦈: https://t.co/PvmqU1vTFm pic.twitter.com/iTBvRwcZme— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 20, 2019
"I'm super excited to have Hales back. He's a guy who always sticks up for his teammates and I know he loved being a Shark. A lot of guys kept in touch with him over the last couple years so I know we're all glad to have him." - Joe Thornton pic.twitter.com/zFVHGzGvUf— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) February 20, 2019
The 32-year-old last played for the Sharks in the 2016-17 season. He first joined the franchise as part of their AHL team, which then played in Worcester in 2014. Haley spent three seasons in San Jose where he centered the fourth line, scoring 13 total points in 78 regular season games.
He's spent the last two seasons with the Panthers, posting 12 points (four goals, eight assists) and 242 penalty minutes.
The news was first reported by Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic.