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Sharks re-sign Martin Jones, Marc-Edouard Vlasic to big new contracts

The extensions have been rumored for a month.

The San Jose Sharks agreed to terms with two of its core players on Saturday as NHL free agency opened, inking goalie Martin Jones and defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to long-term contract extensions.

The deals were first reported by TSN insider Pierre LeBrun. Vlasic’s deal is worth $56 million over eight years, while Jones’ deal is worth $5.75 million per year over six seasons.

The two were set to hit unrestricted free agency next summer, so that’s when the new contracts will set in.

Jones was acquired two years ago in a labyrinthine trade that sent him from L.A. to Boston to the Sharks in the offseason. He led the Sharks to the Stanley Cup Final in 2015-16, and sported a 2.40 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 2016-17.

Vlasic, 30, has spent his entire career with San Jose and is considered one of the better defensive defensemen in the NHL. He registered a career-high 39 points in 2015-16.

He is not actually a jar of pickles.