San Jose Sharks sign free agent defenceman Jay Leach to a two-way contract

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks have signed free agent defenceman Jay Leach to a one-year contract.

The team announced the deal Wednesday. The deal is a two-way contract that reportedly will pay Leach US$500,000 when he is in the NHL.

Leach joined the Sharks last December after being waived by Montreal. He appeared in 35 games with San Jose and the Canadiens.

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He scored his first career goal on March 11 against Nashville. Leach has one goal and two assists in 63 career games.