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Sharks sign D Groulx, F Kearns to 1-year deals; re-sign D Irwin, G Stalock

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Danny Groulx and forward Bracken Kearns to one-year contracts.

The Sharks also announced Monday that they re-signed defenceman Matt Irwin and goalie Alex Stalock to one-year deals.

Groulx spent the past two seasons playing in Russia. He was named the top defender in the AHL in 2009-10 before leaving for the KHL.

Kearns played five games with Florida last season. He also had 22 goals and 30 assists for San Antonio in the AHL.

Irwin had 11 goals and 31 assists for Worcester last season and was picked for the AHL All-Star game.

Stalock missed most of last season with an injured left leg. He played six games with Stockton in the ECHL and five games with Worcester and Peoria in the AHL. He went 8-2 overall.

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