Minnesota junior defenseman Brodzinski reportedly signs with San Jose

After three seasons with Minnesota, defenseman Michael Brodzinski has elected to sign with the San Jose Sharks (photo: Jim Rosvold).

According to NBC Sports, Minnesota defenseman Michael Brodzinski will forgo his senior year to sign a three-year, entry-level contract with the San Jose Sharks.

Brodzinski posted eight goals and 21 points in 37 games in 2015-16, leading all Gophers blueliners in scoring and being named Second Team All-Big Ten.

He was originally drafted by the Sharks in the fifth round (141st overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Brodzinski will turn pro by signing an amateur tryout contract with San Jose’s AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda.