Zach Gallant Signs Entry-Level Contract with San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced Tuesday that the team has signed Petes captain Zach Gallant to a standard, entry-level contract.

“Zach is an up and coming centre who can use his size to create space in the offensive zone,” said Wilson. “He will be re-joining the Peterborough Petes to captain one of the top teams in the OHL. We are excited to watch him develop his skills as a power forward under head coach Rob Wilson as he continues to be a leader for his club next season.”

Gallant, a 6’2”, 192lbs centre, recorded 13 goals, 12 assists, and 25 points in 30 2018-19 regular season games, along with 1 goal, 2 assists, and 3 points in 5 post-season games. Following the conclusion of the Petes’ season, Gallant joined the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye for 4 regular season games in which he registered 1 goal, 3 assists, and 4 points. He appeared in 24 playoff games, tallying 6 goals, 6 assists, and 12 points as he helped the Walleye reach the Kelly Cup Finals.

The Oakville native was originally selected by the Detroit Red Wings in the 3rd round, 83rd overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Gallant attended San Jose’s 2019 Development Camp as a free agent. He joins teammate Ryan Merkley, who signed an entry-level contract after the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, as a member of the Sharks organization.

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