SAN JOSE – Although the Sharks were sellers at the NHL trade deadline that passed on Monday, general manager Doug Wilson offered a glimpse of what is likely to be his upcoming summer strategy.
"Tommy Wingels, an Illinois native, has gotten to know Smith a bit during summer workouts in nearby Chicago.“He’s a guy I’ve skated with a couple times in the past couple summers I’ve been back home,” Wingels said. “He’s a guy that I’ve seen have a great work ethic in the summer. He’s doing everything he can in the weight room and working with skills coaches. … He hunts pucks, he’s tenacious, and he’s got a good skill set. I think he’ll compliment our team very well.”"