SAN JOSE -- For many NHL teams, the first shopping day in the free agent market is a revolving door of players coming and going as rosters are significantly overhauled.

But for the Sharks, Friday was just a continuation of the "reset on the fly" that began at the April trade deadline and continued through last week's draft.

There was confirmation of the worst kept secret in franchise history, a five-year, $30 million extension of sharpshooter Logan Couture's contract. There was a one-year, $1 million deal for veteran defenseman Scott Hannan, one of those players picked up in April, and a two-year, $4.6 million pact for forward Tyler Kennedy, the former Pittsburgh Penguin acquired at last week's draft.

And amid all those transactions, general manager Doug Wilson also answered a question left hanging after his team's playoff elimination: Converted defenseman Brent Burns will be back at forward next season.

"How we want to play up front -- go after people and make them defend, Burnzie just fits perfect," Wilson said. "He still will be able to play the point on the power play, and we can utilize his big shot. But I think we saw how good he could be and how he could impact games at a forward."

The Sharks acquired Burns from the Minnesota Wild two years ago with the intent of making him their top defenseman at some point. But hampered by injuries, Burns struggled last season, and coach Todd McLellan moved Burns back to his primary junior hockey position, using him as a power forward.

The experiment was a success as he scored nine goals and 11 assists in 24 regular season games.

Word of Couture's contract extension leaked out June 17, but Wilson's policy is not to discuss pacts or trades until they are filed with the league. Under terms of the new collective bargaining agreement, that couldn't happen until Friday.

"He's obviously a huge part of what we try to do around here," Wilson said of Couture, who has 89 goals and 167 points in 232 games with San Jose.

Wilson noted that Couture gave up three years of potential free agency, but Couture also got limited no-movement language in the contract. That takes effect in 2016 and gives him some control on where he could be dealt.

More important to Couture was that his future with the Sharks seems in place.

"The deal really came together pretty quickly. This was very easy to do," Couture said. "I want to play in San Jose. They know that, and from what I picked up, they want me out there."

  • Former backup goalie Thomas Greiss signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. The Sharks declined to offer Greiss a contract, choosing instead to let prospects Alex Stalock and Harri Sateri compete for the role in training camp.