San Jose re-signs Zalewski, Joslin

San Jose Sharks executive vice president and general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed center Steven Zalewski and defenseman Derek Joslin to one-year contracts.

Last season, Zalewski, 23, finished second on the AHL’s Worcester Sharks with 62 points (22 goals, 40 assists), first among the team’s forwards. He set career-highs in games played (78), goals, assists and points on the season and went on to post six points (one goal, five assists) in 11 Calder Cup Playoff games. Zalewski made his NHL debut on Oct. 12 vs. Phoenix and appeared in three games with San Jose.

The six-foot, 190-pound forward from Utica, N.Y., was originally drafted by San Jose in the fifth round (153rd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Joslin, 23, posted 32 points (five goals, 27 assists) in 55 games with Worcester last season and added five points (four goals, one assist) in 11 Calder Cup Playoff games. Joslin also appeared in 24 games with San Jose, recording three assists, including his first career point on Nov. 15 at Chicago.

In 36 career NHL games with San Jose, Joslin has three assists and 18 penalty minutes. An AHL All-Star in 2009 when the event was held in Worcester, Joslin has 203 games of AHL experience, posting 96 points (26 goals and 70 assists) with Worcester and Cleveland.

The six-foot-one, 210-pound defenseman was selected by San Jose in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.