I interrupt my plodding effort to summarize Doug Wilson’s old news signings for this development:
The Sharks signed Ben Guite. Until capgeek has it up, I can’t tell by the contract what their intent was, AHL depth or a guy to bounce to the show… If his AHL salary is over $105k, they are keeping him in Woostah. If it is 105k, they might use him in SJ in a pinch. -SJeasy on Sharks Message Board
Though I have seen no mention of it on Twitter, and CapGeek still doesn’t show anything about it, Guite is now listed as a Shark on the NHL site. This looks odd to me since the NHL site stats don’t show AHL time unless someone actually played some NHL games that season. Hence, I see no mention there of what he was doing last season. He was playing for the Springfield Falcons with Mike Commodore. Interesting off-season the Falcons are having.
I don’t know if NHL teams report any and all signings to the NHL, even if the player is being signed for their AHL affiliate. In such a case, why wouldn’t the AHL team sign the player directly?
In any case, Guite is a RW, 32 years of age, he played a lot of games with the Avalanche a few years back, but only 6 in the 2009-10 season for the Predators.
Welcome to one Sharks team or another, Mr. Guite.
PS: Per Nola on the Sharks Message board: “Contract up on Cap Geek. 105K AHL salary, 525K NHL salary. “