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The San Jose Sharks
Sharks
are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League
National Hockey League
(NHL). The franchise is owned by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises. Beginning play in the 1991–92 season, the Sharks
Sharks
initially played their home games at the Cow Palace, before they moved to their present home, the SAP Center
SAP Center
at San Jose in 1993. The SAP Center
SAP Center
is known locally as the Shark Tank.[4] The Sharks
Sharks
were founded in 1991 and were the first NHL franchise based in the San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
since the California
California
Golden Seals relocated to Cleveland
Cleveland
in 1976. The Sharks
Sharks
have advanced to the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals once, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
in 2016. They have won the Presidents' Trophy
Presidents' Trophy
once, as the team with the league's best regular season record in the 2008–09 season. They have also won six division titles as a member of the Pacific Division since 1993. The club is affiliated with two minor league teams, the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League, and the Allen Americans
Allen Americans
of the ECHL.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Formation 1.2 Cow Palace
Cow Palace
years (1991–1993) 1.3 Early success and rebuilding (1993–1997) 1.4 Darryl Sutter
Darryl Sutter
years (1997–2002) 1.5 Ron Wilson years (2003–2008) 1.6 Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan
years (2008–2015) 1.7 Peter DeBoer years and first Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Final (2015–present)

2 Traditions 3 Season-by-season record 4 Players

4.1 Current roster 4.2 Hall of Famers 4.3 Team captains 4.4 First-round draft picks 4.5 Franchise regular season scoring leaders 4.6 Franchise playoff scoring leaders

5 NHL awards and trophies

5.1 All-Star Game selections

6 Broadcasters 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Formation[edit] The Oakland Coliseum Arena
Oakland Coliseum Arena
was home to the California Golden Seals
California Golden Seals
of the NHL from 1967 to 1976, who were never successful either on the ice or at the box office. Gordon and George Gund III became minority owners of the Seals in 1974, and were instrumental in their move to Cleveland
Cleveland
in 1976 and a 1978 merger with the Minnesota North Stars, which they purchased that year. They had long wanted to bring hockey back to the Bay Area, and asked the NHL for permission to move the North Stars there in the late 1980s, but the league vetoed the proposed move. Meanwhile, a group led by former Hartford Whalers
Hartford Whalers
owner Howard Baldwin was pushing the NHL to bring a team to San Jose, where a new arena was being built. Eventually, the League struck a compromise: the Gunds would sell their share of the North Stars to Baldwin's group, with the Gunds receiving an expansion team in the Bay Area to begin play in the 1991–92 season and being allowed to take a certain number of players from the North Stars to their new club.[5] In return, the North Stars would be allowed to participate as an equal partner in an expansion draft with the new Bay Area team. On May 5, 1990, the Gunds officially sold their share of the North Stars to Baldwin and were awarded a new team for the Bay Area, based in San Jose. Over 5,000 potential names were submitted by mail for the new team. While the first-place finisher was "Blades", the Gunds were concerned about the name's potentially negative association with weapons, and went with the runner-up, "Sharks."[6][7] The name was said to have been inspired by the large number of sharks living in the Pacific Ocean. Seven varieties live there, and one area of water near the Bay Area is known as the "red triangle" (hence the triangle in the team's logo) because of its shark population. The team's first marketing head, Matt Levine, said of the new name, " Sharks
Sharks
are relentless, determined, swift, agile, bright and fearless. We plan to build an organization that has all those qualities."[8] Cow Palace
Cow Palace
years (1991–1993)[edit]

S. J. Sharkie, the Sharks' mascot, made his debut during the 1991–92 season.

For their first two seasons, the Sharks
Sharks
played at the Cow Palace
Cow Palace
in Daly City, just outside San Francisco, a facility the NHL and the Seals had rejected in 1967. Pat Falloon was their first draft choice and led the team in points during their first season. George Kingston was their first head coach during their first two seasons.[9] Though the 1991–92 roster consisted primarily of NHL journeymen, minor leaguers and rookies, the Sharks
Sharks
had at least one notable player when they acquired 14-year veteran and former Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Doug Wilson from the Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
on September 6, 1991. Wilson was named the team's first captain and All-Star representative in the inaugural season. However, the Sharks' first two seasons saw the typical struggles for an expansion team. The 71 losses in 1992–93 is an NHL record, and they also suffered a 17-game losing streak, while winning just 11 games and earning a mere 24 points in the standings. Kingston was fired following the end of the 1992–93 season.[9] Despite the Sharks' futility in the standings, the team led the NHL's merchandise sales with $150 million, accounting for 27% of the NHL's total and behind only National Basketball Association
National Basketball Association
champions Chicago Bulls
Chicago Bulls
among all North American leagues.[10] Several team "firsts" happened in the 1992–93 season. On November 17, 1992, San Jose goaltender Arturs Irbe recorded the first shutout in team history, defeating the Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
6–0. On December 3, against the Hartford Whalers
Hartford Whalers
at the Cow Palace, right winger Rob Gaudreau scored the first hat-trick in franchise history; he also scored the team's second ever hat-trick nine days later against the Quebec Nordiques. The early era also saw the birth of the San Jose Sharks
Sharks
long-time mascot, "S. J. Sharkie". On January 28, 1992, at a game against the New York Rangers, the then-unnamed mascot emerged from a Zamboni during an intermission. A "Name the Mascot" contest began that night, with the winning name of "S. J. Sharkie" being announced on April 15, 1992.[11] Early success and rebuilding (1993–1997)[edit]

The Sharks
Sharks
moved into their new home, the San Jose Arena (now the SAP Center at San Jose) in 1993.

For their third season, 1993–94, the Sharks
Sharks
moved to their current home, the San Jose Arena (now the SAP Center
SAP Center
at San Jose).[12] Under head coach Kevin Constantine, the Sharks
Sharks
pulled off the biggest turnaround in NHL history, finishing with a 33–35–16 record and making the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoffs for the first time in team history with 82 points, an NHL record 58-point jump from the previous season.[13] They were seeded eighth in the Western Conference playoffs and faced the Detroit Red Wings, the top-seeded Western Conference team and a favorite to win the Stanley Cup. In one of the biggest upsets in Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoff history, the underdog Sharks
Sharks
shocked the Red Wings in seven games. In Game 7 at Joe Louis Arena, Jamie Baker scored the game-winning goal in the third period after goaltender Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
was out of position and the Sharks
Sharks
won 3–2.[14] In the second round, the Sharks
Sharks
had a 3–2 series lead over the Toronto Maple Leafs, but lost the final two games in Toronto, including an overtime loss in Game 6. In 1994–95, the Sharks
Sharks
earned their second-straight playoff berth and again reached the second round. Ray Whitney scored a goal in double overtime of Game 7 of the Conference Quarter-finals against the Calgary Flames. Key Sharks
Sharks
players included goaltender Arturs Irbe, defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh and forwards Igor Larionov
Igor Larionov
and Sergei Makarov. Despite their success against Calgary, round two would prove to be a disaster for the Sharks, when they lost in a four-game sweep to Detroit (in a rematch of the previous year) without even holding a single lead in all four games. However, the 1995 season also saw the only rainout in the history of the NHL, when the Guadalupe River flooded its banks in March 1995, making it impossible for anyone to get into the San Jose Arena for a game between the Sharks
Sharks
and the Detroit Red Wings.[15] In 1995–96, the Sharks
Sharks
finished last in the Pacific Division and failed to make the playoffs. The team also underwent major changes: during the season, they traded Ozolinsh and Larionov, and Irbe, who had suffered an off-ice injury, was released at the end of the season. The team began rebuilding, acquiring forward Owen Nolan
Owen Nolan
from the Colorado Avalanche, as well as several other players. Constantine was fired midway through the season and replaced by interim coach Jim Wiley. The next season was no better under Al Sims, with the Sharks again finishing last and winning only 27 games. Their standing would help them draft Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau
in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft. Darryl Sutter
Darryl Sutter
years (1997–2002)[edit] The Sharks
Sharks
returned to the playoffs in 1997–98 with goaltender Mike Vernon, whom they acquired from the Red Wings, and new head coach Darryl Sutter. For the next two years, the Sharks
Sharks
made the playoffs, yet never advanced past the first round. In 1999, San Jose acquired former Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs
and Montreal Canadiens
Montreal Canadiens
star Vincent Damphousse. San Jose's luck changed in the 1999–2000 season, when the Sharks
Sharks
finished with their first-ever winning record. In an upset on par with the one they had pulled on Detroit six years earlier, the Sharks
Sharks
managed to eliminate the St. Louis Blues, who had finished first overall in the league that year, in seven games. However, the Sharks
Sharks
were defeated in the second round of the playoffs by the Dallas Stars. It was their second time losing to Dallas.

Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
was awarded the Calder Memorial Trophy
Calder Memorial Trophy
in the 2000–01 season.

In 2000–01, Kazakh goaltender Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
won the Calder Memorial Trophy as the NHL's best rookie. The team also acquired Finnish star forward Teemu Selanne from the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. In the 2001 playoffs, the St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues
eliminated the Sharks
Sharks
in six games in the first round, avenging their 2000 defeat by San Jose. The team's breakout year was 2001–02. Veteran Adam Graves
Adam Graves
was acquired for Mikael Samuelsson, and the Sharks
Sharks
won their first Pacific Division title. They then defeated the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round of the 2002 playoffs, but fell to the Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
in the second round. Following the 2001–02 season, the Gunds sold the Sharks
Sharks
to a group of local investors headed by team president Greg Jamison. With starting goaltender Nabokov and defenseman Mike Rathje in contract disputes with general manager Dean Lombardi and the retirement of veteran defenseman Gary Suter, the team got off to a terrible start. Kyle McLaren
Kyle McLaren
was acquired in a three-way trade with the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. Dan McGillis
Dan McGillis
was acquired in exchange for long-time Shark Marcus Ragnarsson, but the team could not turn itself around. Sutter was fired and replaced by Ron Wilson midway through that season. Ron Wilson years (2003–2008)[edit] Near the 2003 NHL trade deadline, captain Owen Nolan
Owen Nolan
was traded to the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs, signaling a new era in Sharks
Sharks
history. In addition, the newly acquired McGillis was traded to Boston, Bryan Marchment went to Colorado, and American Hockey League
American Hockey League
(AHL) star Shawn Heins
Shawn Heins
and forward Matt Bradley
Matt Bradley
were moved to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Sharks
Sharks
acquired Alyn McCauley and Wayne Primeau
Wayne Primeau
during this season. Reportedly, due to having just acquired the team as well as the team's bad start, the ownership group wanted general manager Dean Lombardi to move high-priced players on the roster. Lombardi failed to do so and consequently lost his job. During that debacle year for San Jose, there were some bright spots. Jim Fahey led all rookie defensemen in the NHL in points, despite playing in only 43 games. 2003–04, under new general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Ron Wilson saw another turnaround for the team, resulting in the team's best season to that point. An injection of youth, with players like Christian Ehrhoff
Christian Ehrhoff
and out-of-college signing Tom Preissing, and the influx of energy from Alexander Korolyuk jump-started San Jose. Doug Wilson acquired Nils Ekman, and a line of Ekman, McCauley and Korolyuk provided strong play for San Jose, with all three players enjoying career years. Midway through the season, key forward Marco Sturm suffered a broken leg/ankle injury. In response, San Jose acquired Curtis Brown. They posted the third-best record in the NHL with 104 points (31 more than the previous season, and the first time the team had earned 100 points), won the Pacific Division championship and were seeded second in the Western Conference.

Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau
was named the Sharks' team captain in the second half of the 2003–04 season, maintaining the position until 2009.

In the 2004 playoffs, the Sharks
Sharks
defeated the St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues
in the Western Conference Quarter-finals and the Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
in the Conference Semi-finals. The San Jose Sharks, for the first time, progressed to the Conference Finals. However, they fell to the Calgary Flames, with ex-coach Daryl Sutter behind the Flames' bench and former Sharks
Sharks
goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
in net. During that season, San Jose, without a captain following Nolan's trade, utilized a rotating captaincy. When the job eventually fell to Patrick Marleau, he kept the captaincy. During the off-season, forward Vincent Damphousse
Vincent Damphousse
was lost to the Colorado Avalanche
Colorado Avalanche
(but never played a game for them, as he announced his retirement during the 2004–05 lockout). The Sharks
Sharks
started the 2005–06 season slowly, dropping to last place in the Pacific Division. The team lost Alexander Korolyuk. After a ten-game losing streak, the Sharks
Sharks
traded Brad Stuart, Wayne Primeau and Marco Sturm
Marco Sturm
to the Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
in exchange for star player Joe Thornton. The trade re-energized the team, and with Nabokov sharing starting duties with backup goaltender Vesa Toskala, the Sharks rallied back from their early season slump to clinch the fifth seed in the Western Conference. In the playoffs, the Sharks
Sharks
defeated the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
in the Conference Quarter-finals before falling to the Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
in the Conference Semi-finals. Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
was awarded the Hart Memorial Trophy
Hart Memorial Trophy
as the NHL's Most Valuable Player, as well as the Art Ross Trophy
Art Ross Trophy
for leading the League in points, with 125. Jonathan Cheechoo
Jonathan Cheechoo
was awarded the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy for scoring the most goals during the regular season, with a total of 56. The Sharks
Sharks
entered the 2006–07 season as the youngest team in average age, as well as the biggest team in average weight, and they raced out to a 20–7–0 start, the best in franchise history. A concern made by fans and members of the media was the lack of a left winger to play on a line with the duo of Thornton and Cheechoo. Wilson seemingly addressed this issue by acquiring 25-year-old 20-goal-scorer Mark Bell from the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite scoring a goal in his first two games with San Jose, Bell was widely considered a flop in San Jose. Off-ice issues, including being cited for drunk driving and an alleged hit-and-run[16] contributed to his on-ice play. By the end of the season, Bell was consistently either a healthy scratch or a fourth-liner.

In an effort to bolster their team for the 2008 playoffs, the Sharks acquired Brian Campbell
Brian Campbell
prior to the League's trade deadline.

Two significant trades were made at the trade deadline for defenseman Craig Rivet and winger Bill Guerin. The trades coincided with Nabokov putting together a string of outstanding performances. The Sharks finished the regular season with the best record in franchise history at 51–26–5. In the Conference Quarter-finals, the Sharks
Sharks
defeated the Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
for the second year in a row. In the Western Conference Semi-finals, the Sharks
Sharks
were defeated for the second time by the Detroit Red Wings. In that off-season, San Jose lost defenseman Scott Hannan
Scott Hannan
to the Colorado Avalanche, but managed to re-sign pending free agent Craig Rivet. They also added former League star Jeremy Roenick
Jeremy Roenick
to the roster. Roenick had considered retirement but decided to give it one last try with San Jose. San Jose effectively made Nabokov their number one goaltender by trading Vesa Toskala
Vesa Toskala
and Mark Bell to the Toronto Maple Leafs. In advance of the 2007–08 season, the Sharks
Sharks
updated their logos and jerseys to adjust to the new Rbk EDGE jersey.[17] The Sharks
Sharks
rode on a very hot streak in the month of March. They were aided by the trade-deadline acquisition of Brian Campbell, for whom they gave up Steve Bernier. Going the entire month without a regulation loss, the Sharks
Sharks
captured their third Pacific Division title with a franchise-record 108 points. San Jose started the 2008 playoffs beating the Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames
four games to three in San Jose's first-ever Game 7 on home ice. San Jose eventually lost to the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Semi-finals. Game 6 required four overtime periods, and was the longest game in the team's history. This was the Sharks
Sharks
third playoff loss to Dallas. The Ron Wilson era officially came to an end on May 12 when the Sharks fired him, citing the San Jose's disappointing second round losses in the previous three seasons.[18] Wilson ended his tenure in San Jose with an overall record of 206–134–45 in 385 regular-season games and a 28–24 record in 52 post-season games. He moved on to be hired as head coach of the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs, along with assistant coaches who were also two former Sharks, Tim Hunter and Rob Zettler, to make up the Toronto
Toronto
coaching staff. Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan
years (2008–2015)[edit] On June 11, 2008, the San Jose Sharks
Sharks
named former Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan
as their new head coach for the 2008–09 season.[19] Todd Richards, Trent Yawney and Jay Woodcroft were named assistant coaches, while Brett Heimlich was named staff assistant. During the off-season, San Jose's major headlines included signing defenseman Rob Blake, acquiring defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich, as well as trading defenseman Craig Rivet to the Buffalo Sabres. Midway through the season, San Jose added playoff warrior Claude Lemieux to their roster. Lemieux, 43 years old, was rejoining the NHL after a five-year absence. At the trade deadline, San Jose acquired checking-line winger Travis Moen
Travis Moen
and the injured defenseman Kent Huskins
Kent Huskins
from the Anaheim Ducks. The Sharks
Sharks
finished the regular season as Presidents' Trophy
Presidents' Trophy
champions with 53 wins and 117 points, both franchise records. Despite their successful regular season, the Sharks
Sharks
were eliminated by the eighth-seeded Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim Ducks
in six games in the first round of the playoffs. The team was heavily criticized[by whom?] for once again failing to succeed in the post-season. General manager Doug Wilson promised the team would undergo significant changes in the off-season.

Dany Heatley
Dany Heatley
was acquired by the Sharks
Sharks
during the 2009 off-season. The Sharks
Sharks
sent Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo
Jonathan Cheechoo
to the Ottawa Senators in return for Heatley.

In the 2009 off-season, Wilson held to his word with many major moves. The first was Christian Ehrhoff
Christian Ehrhoff
and Brad Lukowich
Brad Lukowich
to the Vancouver Canucks. It was widely believed[by whom?] that San Jose made this trade so it could free up salary cap space to make a second trade: Milan Michalek and Jonathan Cheechoo
Jonathan Cheechoo
were sent to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Dany Heatley
Dany Heatley
and a draft pick. Assistant coach Todd Richards left and was replaced by Matt Shaw. Aside from the trades, several contracts were not renewed, including those of Mike Grier, Marcel Goc, Tomas Plihal and Alexei Semenov. San Jose also signed forward Scott Nichol
Scott Nichol
and added grit to the team by signing Joe Callahan, Jed Ortmeyer
Jed Ortmeyer
and Manny Malhotra, plus Benn Ferriero. Jeremy Roenick
Jeremy Roenick
and Claude Lemieux both announced their retirements from the NHL. Another major move by San Jose was stripping Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau
of the captaincy and assigning it to the newly re-signed Rob Blake. One reason for the move was that Marleau was named captain by Wilson and McLellan wanted to name his own. Dan Boyle and Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
were named the alternates. On February 7, 2010, San Jose acquired Niclas Wallin
Niclas Wallin
from the Carolina Hurricanes. On February 12, 2010, San Jose traded Jody Shelley
Jody Shelley
to the New York Rangers
New York Rangers
for a draft pick.[20] The Sharks
Sharks
finished the regular season leading the Western Conference with 113 points and being the second team in the NHL after the Washington Capitals. In the Western Conference Quarter-finals, the Sharks
Sharks
eliminated the Colorado Avalanche. In the Conference Semi-finals, the Sharks
Sharks
defeated the Detroit Red Wings. The eventual Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
champions, the Chicago Blackhawks, beat the Sharks
Sharks
in the Conference Finals with a four-game sweep. On June 23, 2010, Wilson announced that they would not offer an unrestricted free agent contract to long-time goaltender Evgeni Nabokov after playing ten seasons with the team. Due to the cap issue, the Sharks
Sharks
had to choose between former captain Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau
and Nabokov. On July 1, 2010, the Sharks
Sharks
signed goalie Antero Niittymaki from the Tampa Bay Lightning.[21] On September 2, 2010, the Sharks signed former member of the Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
and Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Antti Niemi to a one-year contract.[22] Niemi was the goaltender who helped the Blackhawks defeat the Sharks
Sharks
in the Western Conference Finals the season before.[23] On March 1, 2011, Niemi signed a four-year contract extension with San Jose worth $15.2 million.[23]

The Sharks
Sharks
faced the Vancouver Canucks
Vancouver Canucks
during the 2011 Western Conference Finals. The Sharks
Sharks
would lose the series 4–1.

On March 31, 2011, the Sharks
Sharks
clinched their 13th (and seventh consecutive) playoff berth in franchise history with a 6–0 victory over the Dallas Stars. Five days later, they clinched their sixth Pacific Division championship. Entering the 2011 playoffs as the second seed in the Western Conference, the Sharks
Sharks
opened their playoff run with the franchise's first-ever playoff series against division and state rivals, the Los Angeles Kings. After winning Game 1, 3–2 in overtime on a Joe Pavelski
Joe Pavelski
goal, the Sharks
Sharks
dropped the second game of the series 4–0, heading to Staples Center
Staples Center
with the series tied at one apiece. The Kings took another 4–0 lead in Game 3 but five-second-period goals by the Sharks
Sharks
capped with a Devin Setoguchi overtime winner gave the Sharks
Sharks
a 6–5 victory and tied them for the second-biggest comeback in Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoff history. They would go on to win Game 4, lose Game 5 and finally win the series in its sixth game, with captain Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
scoring the series winner in the third overtime game of the series. The Sharks
Sharks
advanced to the Western Conference Semi-finals to face the third-seed Detroit Red Wings, whom they had defeated in five games during the previous post-season's second round. Just like the year prior, the Sharks
Sharks
won the first three games of the series and lost the fourth but instead of replicating the previous year's success in Game 5, the Sharks
Sharks
dropped two more games as the Red Wings became the eighth team in NHL history to force a Game 7 after losing the first three games of a series. However, they would not become the fourth team in history to pull off the comeback as the Sharks
Sharks
prevailed, 3–2, with the game-winning goal scored by former captain Patrick Marleau who had endured media criticism from former teammate and now NBC Sports Network television personality Jeremy Roenick
Jeremy Roenick
for his lackluster play in Game 5 of the series against the Red Wings. The Sharks
Sharks
advanced to their third Western Conference Finals series, their first playoff meeting with the Vancouver
Vancouver
Canucks. San Jose dropped the first two games of the series at Rogers Arena
Rogers Arena
in Vancouver
Vancouver
but rebounded with a 4–3 victory thanks to two first-period goals by Marleau in Game 3. However, they lost the fourth game of the series and eventually were eliminated from the playoffs after a Game 5 in Vancouver
Vancouver
that featured a game-tying goal by the Canucks' Ryan Kesler with 18.3 seconds remaining in the third period as well as a quirky bounce off a side stanchion that allowed Kevin Bieksa
Kevin Bieksa
to score the overtime goal that advanced Vancouver
Vancouver
to their third Stanley Cup Finals and left the Sharks
Sharks
eliminated in Round 3 for the second consecutive post-season.

During the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
2011 NHL Entry Draft
the Sharks
Sharks
acquired Brent Burns through a trade with the Minnesota Wild.

The first major move made by San Jose in the 2011 off-season was to trade popular winger (and former first-round pick) Devin Setoguchi, the Sharks' 2010 first-round pick Charlie Coyle
Charlie Coyle
and a first-round pick in the 2011 NHL Draft to the Minnesota Wild
Minnesota Wild
for All-Star defenseman Brent Burns
Brent Burns
and a second-round pick in the 2012 Draft.[24][25] This came after Setoguchi had signed a three-year, $9 million contract extension with the Sharks. The Sharks
Sharks
continued their off-season retool by orchestrating a second transaction with the Wild, shipping Dany Heatley
Dany Heatley
to Minnesota in exchange for Martin Havlat,[26] both to relieve cap space as Heatley was slated to carry a cap hit $2.5 million greater than Havlat's for the duration of their respective contracts and to acquire a player in Havlat with a history of playoff production at the expense of Heatley, whose post-season numbers with the Sharks
Sharks
had been far less than stellar – the forward had managed to score just five goals in 32 playoff games in two years with San Jose. The Sharks
Sharks
finished the 2011–12 season with a 43–29–10 record, good for 96 points and the seventh seed in the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
playoffs. However, after winning Game 1 of their first round series with the St. Louis Blues in overtime, they lost the final four games of the series, marking the second time they lost in the Quarter-finals under Todd McLellan. Despite the underachievement[according to whom?] of the previous year, it was announced that McLellan would remain on the bench for a fifth season. Prior to the lockout-shortened 2012–13 season, Hockey Hall of Fame player and coach Larry Robinson
Larry Robinson
was added to McLellan's coaching staff to assist with San Jose's penalty-killing unit, which was 29th in the NHL during the previous season. Assistant coach Jim Johnson was also added to bring a defensive style to the play of the Sharks. Brett Heimlich was also promoted to the role of video coordinator to assist the new coaching staff. Along with the two coaches, veteran defenseman Brad Stuart
Brad Stuart
was re-acquired in order to bolster the Sharks' blue line, and on January 12, he played in his first game at HP Pavilion in over seven years. In the first round of the 2013 playoffs, the Sharks
Sharks
swept the Vancouver
Vancouver
Canucks, their first series-sweep in franchise history.[27] The Sharks
Sharks
would subsequently fall 4–3 to the defending Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
champion Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
in the second round of the playoffs. Prior to the 2013–14 season, the Sharks
Sharks
unveiled new uniforms, which included less orange, along with adding a lace-up collar.[28] In addition to the new uniforms, prior to the start of the season, Brett Heimlich took on the additional role of statistical analyst for the coaching staff. The Sharks
Sharks
started the season 8–0–1, and were the last team in the NHL to stay undefeated in regulation[29] until October 25, when the Sharks
Sharks
lost to the Boston Bruins.[30] In the first round of the 2014 playoffs, the Sharks
Sharks
lost to the Kings in seven games after winning the first three games (only the fourth time in the 97-year history of the NHL where a team lost a best-of-seven series after winning their first three games). After the loss, GM Doug Wilson described the Sharks' playoff failures "like Charlie Brown trying to kick a football". On August 20, 2014, head coach Todd McLellan
Todd McLellan
announced the team would go into training camp for the 2014–15 season without a captain, and that all players (including former captains Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
and Patrick Marleau) would have the opportunity to compete for the captaincy.[31] No captain was named during the season. The Sharks
Sharks
hosted the 2015 NHL Stadium Series against the Kings at Levi's Stadium
Levi's Stadium
in February 2015, losing 2–1. Earlier in the season, the Sharks
Sharks
were in playoff contention, but they would ultimately lose games to key Western Conference opponents as the season went on. Despite posting a record of 40–33–9, the Sharks
Sharks
finished fifth in the Pacific Division and missed the playoffs for the first time in ten years. On April 20, 2015, the team announced that they had agreed to "part ways" with McLellan, Johnson and Woodcroft, as well as Video Coordinator Heimlich.[32] Peter DeBoer years and first Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Final (2015–present)[edit] On May 28, 2015, the team named Peter DeBoer as their new head coach.[33] During the off-season, the Sharks
Sharks
let John Scott and Scott Hannan leave as free agents.[34] They traded goalie Antti Niemi to the Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars
for a seventh-round draft pick in the 2015 Draft.[35] Then, they acquired forward Joel Ward,[36] goaltender Martin Jones,[37] and defenseman Paul Martin.[38] They also named forward Joe Pavelski the team's captain. Nearly one year after Peter DeBoer's arrival and a shaky start, the Sharks
Sharks
surged in the second half of the season to return to the playoffs, finishing with 98 points and third in the Pacific Division. They defeated the Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings
in five games, the Nashville Predators in seven games and the St. Louis Blues
St. Louis Blues
5–2 in six games to win the Western Conference championship. This marked the first time in franchise history that the Sharks
Sharks
have advanced to play in the Stanley Cup Final.[39][40] The Sharks
Sharks
ultimately lost the Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals in the best-of-seven series against the Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Penguins
in six games.[41] In the following season, the Sharks
Sharks
finished in third place in the Pacific Division but were defeated by the Edmonton Oilers
Edmonton Oilers
in six games in the first round of the 2017 playoffs. Following the season, long-time stalwart Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau
left the team to sign with the Toronto
Toronto
Maple Leafs, ending his 20-year tenure with the team. He left holding almost every offensive record in team history.[42] Traditions[edit]

Sharks
Sharks
pre-game entrance through the Shark's mouth

The Sharks' best-known tradition is their pre-game entrance scene. At the beginning of each Sharks
Sharks
home game, the lights go down and a 17-foot open shark mouth is lowered from the rafters. As the mouth is lowered the eyes flash red and fog pours out. Then, a live view of the locker room tunnel with Sharks
Sharks
players is shown on the scoreboard and the goalie leads the team out of the locker room, through the mouth, and onto the ice.[43] The Sharks
Sharks
currently use "Seek & Destroy" by Metallica
Metallica
as their entrance song. Previous entrance songs include Metallica's version of "Breadfan" and "Get Ready for This" by 2 Unlimited. The latter song has been used as the team's goal song since 2016.[44] Any time the Sharks
Sharks
go on the power play, the Jaws theme song is played while the fans do "The Chomp", extending their arms in front and moving them up and down to form a chomping jaw. Season-by-season record[edit] This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Sharks. For the full season-by-season history, see List of San Jose Sharks
Sharks
seasons Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Season GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs

2012–13 48 25 16 7 57 124 116 3rd, Pacific Lost in Conference Semi-finals, 3–4 (Kings)

2013–14 82 51 22 9 111 249 200 2nd, Pacific Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Kings)

2014–15 82 40 33 9 89 228 232 5th, Pacific Did not qualify

2015–16 82 46 30 6 98 241 210 3rd, Pacific Lost in Stanley Cup
Stanley Cup
Finals, 2–4 (Penguins)

2016–17 82 46 29 7 99 221 201 3rd, Pacific Lost in First Round, 2–4 (Oilers)

Players[edit] Current roster[edit]

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Updated March 20, 2018.[45][46]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace

7001890000000000000♠89 Denmark
Denmark
! Boedker, MikkelMikkel Boedker 6.0 !LW L 28 2016 Brøndby, Denmark

7001610000000000000♠61 United States
United States
! Braun, JustinJustin Braun 2.0 !D R 31 2007 St. Paul, Minnesota

7001880000000000000♠88 Canada
Canada
! Burns, BrentBrent Burns 2.0 !D R 33 2011 Barrie, Ontario

7001390000000000000♠39 Canada
Canada
! Couture, LoganLogan Couture (A) 4.0 !C L 29 2007 Guelph, Ontario

7001300000000000000♠30 Canada
Canada
! Dell, AaronAaron Dell 1.0 !G L 28 2015 Airdrie, Alberta

7001740000000000000♠74 Canada
Canada
! DeMelo, DylanDylan DeMelo 2.0 !D R 24 2011 London, Ontario

7000400000000000000♠4 Canada
Canada
! Dillon, BrendenBrenden Dillon 2.0 !D L 27 2014 New Westminster, British Columbia

7001270000000000000♠27 Finland
Finland
! Donskoi, JoonasJoonas Donskoi 7.0 !RW R 25 2015 Raahe, Finland

7001160000000000000♠16 Canada
Canada
! Fehr, EricEric Fehr 4.0 !C R 32 2018 Winkler, Manitoba

7001230000000000000♠23 Canada
Canada
! Goodrow, BarclayBarclay Goodrow 7.0 !RW L 25 2014 Toronto, Ontario

7001360000000000000♠36 Denmark
Denmark
! Hansen, JannikJannik Hansen 7.0 !RW R 32 2017 Herlev, Denmark

7001720000000000000♠72 Sweden
Sweden
! Heed, TimTim Heed 2.0 !D R 27 2016 Gothenburg, Sweden

7001480000000000000♠48 Czech Republic
Czech Republic
! Hertl, TomasTomas Hertl 6.2 !LW/C L 24 2012 Prague, Czech Republic

7001310000000000000♠31 Canada
Canada
! Jones, MartinMartin Jones 1.0 !G L 28 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia

7000900000000000000♠9 Canada
Canada
! Kane, EvanderEvander Kane 6.0 !LW L 26 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia

7001680000000000000♠68 Sweden
Sweden
! Karlsson, MelkerMelker Karlsson 7.2 !RW/C R 27 2014 Lycksele, Sweden

7001620000000000000♠62 United States
United States
! Labanc, KevinKevin Labanc 7.0 !RW R 22 2014 Staten Island, New York

7000700000000000000♠7 United States
United States
! Martin, PaulPaul Martin 2.0 !D L 37 2015 Elk River, Minnesota

7001280000000000000♠28 Switzerland
Switzerland
! Meier, TimoTimo Meier 6.0 !LW L 21 2015 Herisau, Switzerland

7000800000000000000♠8 United States
United States
! Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski (C) 7.2 !RW/C R 33 2006 Plover, Wisconsin

7001470000000000000♠47 Sweden
Sweden
! Ryan, JoakimJoakim Ryan 2.0 !D L 24 2012 Rumson, New Jersey

7001200000000000000♠20 Sweden
Sweden
! Sorensen, MarcusMarcus Sorensen 7.0 !RW L 25 2016 Södertälje, Sweden

7001190000000000000♠19 Canada
Canada
! Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton (A)  4.0 !C L 38 2005 London, Ontario

7001500000000000000♠50 Canada
Canada
! Tierney, ChrisChris Tierney 4.0 !C L 23 2012 Keswick, Ontario

7001440000000000000♠44 Canada
Canada
! Vlasic, Marc-EdouardMarc-Edouard Vlasic 2.0 !D L 31 2005 Montreal, Quebec

7001420000000000000♠42 Canada
Canada
! Ward, JoelJoel Ward  7.0 !RW R 37 2015 North York, Ontario

Hall of Famers[edit]

Ed Belfour, G, 1997, inducted 2011 Rob Blake, D, 2008–2010, inducted 2014 Igor Larionov, C, 1993–1995, inducted 2008[47][48] Sergei Makarov, RW, 1993–1995, inducted 2016 Teemu Selanne, RW, 2001–2003, inducted 2017

Team captains[edit]

Rob Blake
Rob Blake
was named the Sharks' team captain for the 2009–10 season.

Doug Wilson, 1991–1993 Bob Errey, 1993–1995 Jeff Odgers, 1995–1996 Todd Gill, 1996–1998 Owen Nolan, 1998–2003 Rotating captains for first half of 2003–04 season

Mike Ricci
Mike Ricci
(first 10 games) Vincent Damphousse
Vincent Damphousse
(next 20 games) Alyn McCauley (next 10 games)

Patrick Marleau, 2004–2009 Rob Blake, 2009–2010 Joe Thornton, 2010–2014 Joe Pavelski, 2015–present

First-round draft picks[edit]

Devin Setoguchi
Devin Setoguchi
was selected by the Sharks
Sharks
with the eighth overall pick in the 2005 draft.

1991: Pat Falloon (2nd overall) 1992: Mike Rathje (3rd overall) and Andrei Nazarov
Andrei Nazarov
(10th overall) 1993: Viktor Kozlov
Viktor Kozlov
(6th overall) 1994: Jeff Friesen
Jeff Friesen
(11th overall) 1995: Teemu Riihijarvi (12th overall) 1996: Andrei Zyuzin
Andrei Zyuzin
(2nd overall) and Marco Sturm
Marco Sturm
(21st overall) 1997: Patrick Marleau
Patrick Marleau
(2nd overall) and Scott Hannan
Scott Hannan
(23rd overall) 1998: Brad Stuart
Brad Stuart
(3rd overall) 1999: Jeff Jillson
Jeff Jillson
(14th overall) 2000: None 2001: Marcel Goc
Marcel Goc
(20th overall) 2002: Mike Morris (27th overall) 2003: Milan Michalek (6th overall) and Steve Bernier
Steve Bernier
(16th overall) 2004: Lukas Kaspar (22nd overall) 2005: Devin Setoguchi
Devin Setoguchi
(8th overall) 2006: Ty Wishart
Ty Wishart
(16th overall) 2007: Logan Couture
Logan Couture
(9th overall) and Nick Petrecki
Nick Petrecki
(28th overall) 2008: None 2009: None 2010: Charlie Coyle
Charlie Coyle
(28th overall) 2011: None 2012: Tomas Hertl (17th overall) 2013: Mirco Mueller (18th overall) 2014: Nikolay Goldobin
Nikolay Goldobin
(27th overall) 2015: Timo Meier (9th overall) 2016: None 2017: Josh Norris
Josh Norris
(19th overall)

Franchise regular season scoring leaders[edit]

Recording 722 regular season assists as a Shark, Joe Thornton
Joe Thornton
holds the all-time record for assists recorded with the team.

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise regular season history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL regular season.

 *  – current Sharks
Sharks
player

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game

Points

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G

Patrick Marleau C 1,493 508 574 1,082 .72

Joe Thornton* C 914 215 722 937 1.03

Joe Pavelski* C 806 295 336 631 .78

Owen Nolan RW 568 206 245 451 .79

Logan Couture* C 504 179 197 376 .75

Jeff Friesen LW 516 149 201 350 .68

Brent Burns* D 426 115 201 316 .74

Jonathan Cheechoo RW 440 165 126 291 .66

Vincent Damphousse C 385 92 197 289 .75

Marco Sturm LW 553 128 145 273 .49

Goals

Player Pos G

Patrick Marleau C/LW 508

Joe Pavelski* C/RW 295

Joe Thornton* C 215

Owen Nolan RW 206

Logan Couture* C 179

Jonathan Cheechoo RW 165

Jeff Friesen LW 149

Marco Sturm LW 128

Brent Burns* D 115

Mike Ricci C 101

Assists

Player Pos A

Joe Thornton* C 722

Patrick Marleau C/LW 574

Joe Pavelski* C/RW 336

Owen Nolan RW 245

Brent Burns* D 201

Marc-Edouard Vlasic* D 201

Jeff Friesen LW 201

Dan Boyle D 201

Logan Couture* C 197

Vincent Damphousse C 197

Franchise playoff scoring leaders[edit]

With 48 playoff points, Dan Boyle recorded the most playoff points by any Sharks
Sharks
defensemen.

These are the top-ten playoff point-scorers in franchise playoff history. Figures are updated after each completed NHL season. Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Sharks
Sharks
player

Points

Player Pos GP G A Pts P/G

Patrick Marleau C/LW 177 68 52 120 0.68

Joe Thornton* C 125 21 84 105 0.84

Joe Pavelski* C/RW 111 42 41 83 0.75

Logan Couture* C 86 30 39 69 0.80

Dan Boyle D 62 11 37 48 0.77

Ryane Clowe LW 68 18 27 45 0.66

Vincent Damphousse C 53 15 23 38 0.72

Brent Burns* RW/D 53 12 24 36 0.68

Jonathan Cheechoo RW 58 16 19 35 0.60

Mike Ricci C 59 14 19 33 0.56

Goals

Player Pos G

Patrick Marleau C/LW 68

Joe Pavelski* C/RW 42

Logan Couture* C 30

Joe Thornton* C 21

Ryane Clowe LW 18

Jonathan Cheechoo RW 16

Vincent Damphousse C 15

Owen Nolan RW 15

Mike Ricci C 14

Devin Setoguchi RW 14

Assists

Player Pos A

Joe Thornton* C 84

Patrick Marleau C/LW 52

Joe Pavelski* C/RW 41

Logan Couture* C 39

Dan Boyle D 37

Ryane Clowe LW 27

Marc-Edouard Vlasic* D 26

Brent Burns* RW/D 24

Vincent Damphousse C 23

Igor Larionov C 21

NHL awards and trophies[edit] Main article: List of San Jose Sharks
Sharks
award winners Clarence S. Campbell Bowl

2015–16

Presidents' Trophy

2008–09

Art Ross Trophy

Joe Thornton*: 2005–06

Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Tony Granato: 1996–97

Calder Memorial Trophy

Evgeni Nabokov: 2000–01

Hart Memorial Trophy

Joe Thornton*: 2005–06

James Norris Memorial Trophy

Brent Burns: 2016–17

Jonathan Cheechoo
Jonathan Cheechoo
was awarded the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy after scoring 56 goals in the 2005–06 season.

Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy

Jonathan Cheechoo: 2005–06

NHL Foundation Player Award

Brent Burns: 2014–15

All-Star Game head coach

Todd McLellan: 2009, 2012

(* – traded from the Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins
during the 2005–06 season) All-Star Game selections[edit]

Year Player(s)

2018 Brent Burns

2017 Brent Burns, Martin Jones, Joe Pavelski

2016 Brent Burns, Joe Pavelski

2015 Brent Burns

2012 Logan Couture

2011 Dan Boyle

2009 Dan Boyle, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton

2008 Evgeni Nabokov, Joe Thornton

2007 Jonathan Cheechoo, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton

2004 Patrick Marleau

2003 Teemu Selanne

2002 Teemu Selanne, Vincent Damphousse, Owen Nolan

2001 Evgeni Nabokov, Marcus Ragnarsson

2000 Owen Nolan

1999 Marco Sturm

1997 Tony Granato, Owen Nolan

1996 Owen Nolan

1994 Arturs Irbe, Sandis Ozolinsh

1993 Kelly Kisio

1992 Doug Wilson

Broadcasters[edit]

Television

Randy Hahn, play-by-play Jamie Baker, color commentator[49] Curtis Brown, in-studio analyst[49] Brodie Brazil, in-studio host

Radio

Dan Rusanowsky, play-by-play Bret Hedican, in-studio analyst[49] David Maley, color commentator

One of the first group of broadcasters for the Sharks
Sharks
was Joe Starkey. See also[edit]

San Francisco Bay Area
San Francisco Bay Area
portal

List of NHL players List of NHL seasons 1991 NHL Dispersal and Expansion Drafts

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