Sharks re-sign defenceman Ehrhoff Staff

7/9/2008 5:07:23 PM

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a three-year deal.

In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ehrhoff finished the 2007-08 season with 22 points in 77 games and led the Sharks in blocked shots with 108.

The 26-year-old also played in 10 playoff games, recording five assists and 14 penalty minutes. Ehrhoff averaged just over 23 minutes of ice time, despite being hampered by an injured ankle.

"Christian is an extremely competitive person and we've liked his development as a player," said Wilson.  "He got injured late in the regular season and showed a great deal of heart by playing through the playoffs.  We expect him to continue to get better and be a big contributor for this organization."  

The six-foot-two, 205-pound native of Moers, Germany was selected by San Jose in the fourth round of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.