San Jose Sharks do not issue qualifying offer to Ryan Donato
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Donato, acquired by the Sharks last October from the Minnesota Wild for a 2021 third-round draft pick, saw his ice time gradually reduced from January to May, and he did not play in the Sharks’ final four games. At some point soon, the Bruins will speak with Donato, his family and his adviser, and the organization will share its opinion about where it thinks he should play next season. Bruins assistant general manager Don Sweeney said hopefully it’s a collective decision. Donato, 25, made $2.15 million in salary last season, and the Sharks’ qualifying offer had to match that for the team to retain his negotiating rights. Given Donato’s inconsistent production, there just wasn’t enough bang for the Sharks’ buck to keep going forward. Look the part at the next San Jose Sharks game and let your fellow fans know that you’re the #1 fan in the arena, and the most fashionable fan as well.
Tuesday is the last day of the first buyout period, as NHL teams need to place a player on waivers before they can officially buy out that person’s contract. It has been speculated since the end of the season that Jones’ days with the organization were numbered, although Wilson said as recently as Saturday that he hadn’t finalized a decision on the 31-year-old goalie. Find the best gameday Bruins gear from our shop, including official Ryan Donato jerseys in Breakaway, replica, and authentic styles for every dedicated fan.
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Curtis Pashelka is the San Jose Sharks reporter for the Bay Area News Group. Prior to covering the Sharks, Curtis served as the high school sports editor for the East Bay. He also worked as a general assignment reporter covering motorsports, golf and college basketball, and as a backup writer on the A’s, Giants and Warriors. He started at the organization in 2000 and spent close to eight years covering high school sports. Prior to the draft, the Bruins interviewed many potential draftees, including Donato.
Hill came to the Sharks in a July 17 trade with Arizona and still needs a new contract. Donato made an immediate impression with the Boston Bruins in his NHL debut on March 19, 2018. After starring for the United States at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics and at Harvard University, Donato had three points playing left wing with center David Krejci and right wing Danton Heinen in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. "Honestly, I blacked out when I got drafted," Donato said with a big smile. We invite you to use our commenting platform to engage in insightful conversations about issues in our community. The Sharks, according to a source, are also expected to reach an agreement on a new deal with forward Nick Merkley, who was acquired from the New Jersey Devils on Monday for defenseman Christian Jaros.
Ryan Donato excited to don B’s jersey
Just because his dad is a close friend and former college and pro teammate of Sweeney’s, Ryan did not receive any special treatment. On Wednesday, Ryan Donato was on the ice as an official member of the Bruins’ organization. Donato joined 22 other potential prospects, most of whom were wearing the spoked B for the first time, on the first day of rookie development camp at Ristuccia Arena. WILMINGTON, Mass. — When Ryan Donato heard his name called at the NHL entry draft last month at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, he experienced a moment of shock upon being selected by the Boston Bruins. Goalie Adin Hill was previously issued a qualifying offer by the Arizona Coyotes, thus his rights are retained by San Jose.
- Prior to covering the Sharks, Curtis served as the high school sports editor for the East Bay.
- "I do want to make it my own path, but to follow my dad’s path is something I want to do," Donato said.
- "Today, putting on the jersey and being on the ice with all the Bruins’ jerseys made me realize this is something special."
- Donato has been a Bruins fan his entire life and follows the team religiously.
- Given Donato’s inconsistent production, there just wasn’t enough bang for the Sharks’ buck to keep going forward.
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The son of former Bruins forward and NHL veteran Ted Donato — also the coach at Harvard — Ryan was chosen in the second round (No. 56) in the 2014 NHL Draft. He scored five goals in seven games in PyeongChang before the U.S. was eliminated in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. Jaros, who signed a one-year contract extension with New Jersey on Monday, was acquired by the Sharks from the Ottawa Senators in January. Should the Sharks buy out Jones, they would have, per CapFriendly, over $13 million in cap space for next season to spend on new players with Hill and Gregor needing new deals. It was hoped that a fresh start might benefit Donato, and he had 18 points in the Sharks’ first 35 games. But the winger finished with two points in the final six weeks of the season as San Jose fell out of playoff contention.
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