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Sharks Re-Sign Bernie Nicholls

September 23, 1998 GMT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Bernie Nicholls, a veteran center known for his leadership in the locker room, has re-signed with the San Jose Sharks.

Nicholls, who became an unrestricted free agent in the off-season, had six goals and 22 assists in 60 games for the Sharks last season. He had five assists in the postseason against Dallas, tying him for first on the team in points.

Over 17 years in the NHL, Nicholls has 475 goals and 732 assists in 1,207 games, ranking him seventh among current NHL players in points.

A three-time all-star, Nicholls has also played for the Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, New Jersey Devils and Chicago Blackhawks. He has spent the past two seasons with the Sharks.

Terms of the deal with Nicholls were not released Wednesday.