SAN JOSE -- The Sharks added a pair of forwards Wednesday, dipping into the free agent market to sign veteran enforcer John Scott and acquiring Tye McGinn from the Philadelphia Flyers for a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
The 6-foot-8, 259-pound Scott, who had spent the last two seasons with the Buffalo Sabres, signed a one-year deal worth $700,000. McGinn, who is 6-2 and 210 pounds, was given a qualifying offer by the Flyers earlier this week and is a restricted free agent.
Last season, Scott, 31, had one goal and 125 penalty minutes in 56 games for the Sabres, and has six points and 430 penalty minutes in 236 career NHL games. A likely fourth-line player, he joins Mike Brown as the Sharks' resident enforcers. Brown, who has 666 career penalty minutes in 337 games, signed a two-year, $2.4 million deal in June.
"John brings a physical, no-nonsense element to our lineup," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said in a statement. "As we integrate more younger players to our team, John's presence alone can act as a deterrent and help keep teams and opposing players honest."
The 23-year-old McGinn had 35 points, including 20 goals, and 62 penalty minutes in 54 games with Adirondack of the AHL last season.
McGinn, the younger brother for former Sharks forward Jamie McGinn, also had four goals and one assist in 18 games with Philadelphia in 2013-14. He has seven goals and three assists in 36 career NHL games, all with the Flyers.