SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks announced that they have signed right wing Jonathan Tremblay (pictured), who played for Johnstown in 2004-05, and that they have re-signed center Patrick Rissmiller, who played with Cincinnati in the ECHL as a rookie.
The Fresno Falcons and the Toledo Storm are the ECHL affiliates of the Sharks and the Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League.
In his first professional season in 2004-05, the 21-year-old Tremblay had five points (2g-3a) and 136 penalty minutes in 46 games with Johnstown and also played one game with Cleveland in the AHL. Selected by San Jose in the seventh round (201st overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-3 and 245-pound Tremblay played the past two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, accumulating 548 penalty minutes and four points (3g-1a) in 122 regular season games.
The 26-year-old Rissmiller scored four points (2g-2a) in two games for Cincinnati in 2002-03 while also scoring 40 points (14g-26a) in 72 games with Cleveland. In 2004-05 with Cleveland, Rissmiller ranked third on the team with 44 points (21g-23a) in 69 games.