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Sharks sign D Justin Braun to 5-year, $19 million extension

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St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak makes a save on a shot by San Jose Sharks\' Justin Braun (61) as Blues\' Alex Pietrangelo (27) watches during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, in St. Louis. The Sharks have signed Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jeff Roberson Author: The Hockey News

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Sharks sign D Justin Braun to 5-year, $19 million extension

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks have signed defenceman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension.

The deal announced Wednesday will keep Braun under contract through the 2019-20 season. Braun has one year remaining on his current contract.

Braun emerged as one of San Jose's top defencemen last season, often drawing the most difficult matchups. He was second on the team in average time on ice per game (20:59), tied for first in short-handed ice time per game (2:11) and set career-highs for points (17), goals (4) and assists (13).

Braun also added two points (one goal, one assist) in seven Stanley Cup playoff games.

The Sharks open training camp Friday.

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Sharks sign D Justin Braun to 5-year, $19 million extension