San Jose Sharks sign veteran centre Jeremy Roenick to one-year deal

Despite media reports earlier this summer that he was going to retire, Jeremy Roenick has instead signed a one-year contract with the San Jose Sharks, a source confirmed to The Canadian Press on Tuesday.

An official announcement was expected later in the day.

The 37-year-old centre struggled to a 28-point season last year with the Phoenix Coyotes. His 11 goals and 17 assists followed a similar disappointing season in 2005-06 when he had 22 points (9-13) in 58 games with the Los Angeles Kings.

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The two-time 50-goal scorer is only five goals short of 500 for his NHL career. He has 1,170 points (495-675) in 1,252 career games.