While details were not released by the team, his contract is around the $550,000 range for the NHL and half of that for the AHL, according to CapGeek.com.
The 23-year-old prospect only has 13 games of experience in the NHL, all with San Jose. He saw time on the ice in all of those games during the 2010-11 season, where he played in 17 penalty minutes and recorded five shots on goal.
Picked up by the Sharks as a free agent in 2009, the 6-foot-4, 235 pound Mashinter has spent most of his time last season with the Worcester Sharks. He played in 65 games for Worcester last season and scored 16 goals to go with 33 points.
Mashinter, who is from Bradford, Ontario, had played in the Ontario Hockey League since 2004 prior to signing with San Jose. He spent time with the Sarnia Sting, Kitchener Rangers and the Belleville Bulls.