The San Jose Sharks, parent club of the AHL’s Worcester Sharks, announced today the signing of right wing Ryan Vesce to a one-year contract.
Vesce, 26, spent the 2007-08 season with HIFK Helsinki of the Finnish Elite League where in 56 games he led the team in goals (26) and points (44).
In 2005-06, Vesce led the Springfield Falcons in scoring with 67 points (18g, 49a) while skating in all 80 games. He appeared in the 2006 AHL All-Star Classic and tied for fourth in the league in rookie scoring.
Vesce played the 2006-07 season in Binghamton, posting 51 points (16g, 35a) while again appearing in all 80 games for the Senators.
The 5-foot-8, 175-pound native of Lloyd Harbor, N.Y., played collegiate hockey at Cornell University from 2000-04, posting 128 points (46 goals, 82 assists) and 50 penalty minutes in 101 games.
The Sharks also announced they have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Lukas Kaspar to a one-year deal.
Kaspar, 22, appeared in 73 games for Worcester last season and posted a career-best 41 points (17g, 24a). He made his NHL debut with San Jose on Oct. 29 at Dallas and appeared in three total games with the parent club.
Kaspar, who has recorded 43 goals and 74 assists for 117 points in 227 career AHL games, was San Jose’s first-round pick (22nd overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.