Thehave held plenty of contract negotiations this offseason, but that apparently doesn’t include talks with their captain.
‘s agent, Dan Plante, recently revealed as much to .
“Since there hasn’t been a whole lot of talks about a contract extension at all, I would say that they are lukewarm or tepid, at best,” Plante said. “It’s really kind of non-existent, so maybe non-existent is a better word.”
Pavelski’s representative added that his client would like to stay in San Jose, but they haven’t seen much progress on that front.
“Joe would love to have something done,” he said. “The fact of the matter is (Sharks general manager) Doug (Wilson) and I have had a longstanding relationship, Doug and I have done a lot of contracts together, we know each other pretty well. But, again, there hasn’t been anything to give me the idea that anything is imminent in any way, shape or form.”
Pavelski is entering the final season of the five-year, $30-million pact he inked with the Sharks in the summer of 2013. It carries a cap hit of $6 million.
The 34-year-old has played his entire 12-year career with San Jose, and he’s served as the team’s captain for the last three. Pavelski ranks second on the Sharks’ all-time goals list, third in assists, third in points, and fourth in games played.
San Jose signed centerto an eight-year extension on July 1 after securing ‘s services with a seven-year extension in late May. After trading for last week, Wilson the superstar defenseman as part of San Jose’s long-term plans.
Pavelski posted 22 goals and 66 points while appearing in all 82 regular-season games last season. He added a pair of goals and eight points in 10 playoff contests.
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