The San Jose Sharks have hired NHL Legend Doug Weight as a hockey operations advisor.

Weight will report directly to Sharks' new General Manager Mike Grier and collaborate on player personnel, player acquisitions, drafting, and development.

Mike Grier spoke of how much love and respect he has for Doug Weight on the Sharks Audio Network, sharing how much Weight has been a part of his life and hockey journey.

Weight most recently served with the New York Islanders in several hockey operations roles.

Weight's NHL career includes 1,238 NHL games with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Anaheim Ducks, and Islanders.

Doug Weight recorded 278 career goals and 1,033 NHL points.

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