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Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew signs entry-level contract with San Jose Sharks

Spokane Chiefs right wing Jake McGrew, left, gets tripped up by Seattle Thunderbirds center Noah Philp during a Western Hockey League game on Dec. 9, 2017, in the Arena. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Spokane Chiefs right wing Jake McGrew, left, gets tripped up by Seattle Thunderbirds center Noah Philp during a Western Hockey League game on Dec. 9, 2017, in the Arena. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
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Spokane Chiefs forward Jake McGrew signed a standard, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks, the National Hockey League team announced Saturday.

The Sharks selected McGrew in the sixth round (159th overall) of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft.

McGrew, a 19-year-old winger from Orange, California, scored 19 goals and 38 points as a rookie for the Chiefs last season.

He was selected by the Sharks in 2017 despite missing the 2016-17 WHL season with a knee injury. This summer, he continued to impress, earning an invitation to play for Team USA at the 2018 World Junior Summer Showcase.

McGrew is eligible to return to the Chiefs this season, but was not expected to be in the lineup Saturday when Spokane opened its regular-season schedule at Tri-City.

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