The San Jose Sharks have been one of the more active teams in the NHL when loaning out their young players around the world, and today have found another landing spot. Alex True will suit up for Rungsted Seier Capital in his home country of Denmark, loaned to the club until the 2020-21 NHL season begins. True hasn’t played in Denmark since 2014, when he left for the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds.
True, 23, finally made it all the way to the NHL in 2019-20, playing 12 games with the Sharks and recording four points. The 6’5″ forward went undrafted out of the WHL and started his professional career on a minor league contract, only to quickly become one of the most trusted offensive weapons the San Jose Barracuda had. In 2018 he signed his entry-level contract with the Sharks, a deal that has just one year remaining on it.
One of the top players that Denmark has produced in the last few years, True suited up three times for his country at the World Junior Championship, captaining the team in 2017. With some added depth up front in the way of Ryan Donato, Matthew Nieto, and others, the Sharks will have plenty of competition for the last few spots on the roster. True, who is still waiver-exempt, may end up playing most of the year in the minors once again.