SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose and Minnesota have made their third trade of the offseason, with center James Sheppard going from the Wild to the Sharks on Sunday for a third-round draft pick in 2013.

Sheppard was the ninth overall pick in the 2006 draft, but the native of Nova Scotia never performed up to his first-round potential. He missed all of last season after breaking his left kneecap in an off-ice accident. Sheppard has 11 goals and 38 assists in 224 career games.

Sheppard was a restricted free agent, but he has already a signed contract with the Sharks.

In June, San Jose sent Devin Setoguchi as part of a package to Minnesota for All-Star defenseman Brent Burns. Last month, the Sharks traded Dany Heatley to the Wild for Martin Havlat.

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Comments (5)
  1. coolbreeze says:

    How is this even possible? Why is he even being called a hockey player? How could ANY team want him, for ANY reason? And San Jose has signed him to a contract? To do what? Seriously, will someone please explain this to me. I honestly do not get it.

  2. Coolbreeze says:

    Hey San Jose! Do I have a deal you YOU! I will play for you for 1/3 the money you are paying James Sheppard. I have my own gear, and I just bought myself some sweet new skates. I am in great shape too, no bad knees or anything. While I admit I’ve never played pro hockey, I will state here and now I can do more for your hockey team than James Sheppard and at 1/3 the money. So what do you think? Do we have a deal?
    PS: I’ll need some new sticks. Mine are all wood and have some guy named COFFEY on them. You know how to reach me…

  3. zee the reporter says:

    He missed all of last season after breaking his left kneecap in an off-ice accident. Sheppard has 11 goals you never recover fully from a knee injury! see ya!

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