Sharks Extend Offers To
Patzold, Rissmiller, Schaefer Smith, Stevenson

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks announced that they have issued qualifying offers to 14 players, retaining their rights prior to the June 26 deadline, including former ECHL centers Pat Rissmiller, Mark Smith and Grant Stevenson and former ECHL goaltenders Dmitri Patzold and Nolan Schaefer.

San Jose is the NHL affiliate of the Fresno Falcons and the Toledo Storm.

Smith and Stevenson played in 2004-05 for the Victoria Salmon Kings and the Johnstown Chiefs, respectively. Patzold played for Johnstown in 2003-04 and Schaefer played for Fresno in 2003-04 while Rissmiller played in 2002-03 for the Cincinnati Cyclones.

Team Press Release