DETROIT MI - FEBRUARY 24: Brad Stuart #23 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with Loui Eriksson #21 of the Dallas Stars on February 24 2011 at Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
The San Jose Sharks and defenseman Brad Stuart have agreed to a three-year deal.
Stuart, 32, was traded by the Detroit Red Wings to San Jose back on June 10, and the two sides immediately began trying to work out a deal, as Stuart was slated to become an unrestricted free agent. This will be the second go-around in San Jose for Stuart who was a member of the Sharks from when he was drafted in 1998 to 2005.
He played in 81 games during the 2011-2012 season, scoring six goals and 15 assists. More importantly, he led the Red Wings with 177 hits and was second in blocked shots with 115.