Ben Barba certainly attracted the attention of the media, with a gathering of televsion, print, digital and radio journalists attending an all-in interview opportunity today. 

Barba was frank and forthright with his responses to the questions, however the overriding sentiment expressed was his excitement to be joining the Sharks for the 2015 season. 

"I'm very happy the Sharks were interested now I'm looking forward to working with these guys," Barba said. "(I'm) extremely excited to be here."

"I think there are big things ahead for the Sharks and I hope it's from next year."

See the Barba press conference in full, now playing on Sharks TV