SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The San Jose Sharks began free agency Tuesday by trading veteran defenseman Brad Stuart to Colorado for two draft picks and signing defenseman Taylor Fedun to a one-year deal as part of their commitment to a youth movement.
The 34-year-old Stuart is owed $3.6 million in the final year of his contract this season. With the Sharks looking to turn the team over to younger players, Stuart no longer fit and agreed to the deal.
The 26-year-old Fedun has played only four NHL games, scoring two goals this season for Edmonton. The former Princeton product had 18 goals and 47 assists in 135 games in the AHL for Oklahoma City.