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James Sheppard | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Contract: view contract details

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James Sheppard scored a goal in the Sharks' 4-3 victory against Edmonton Thursday night.
Sheppard has four goals and 10 points in 27 games this season. He should get 20-25 points in 2014-15. Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:43:00 AM

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James Sheppard had a goal and an assist on Saturday and now has points in four straight games.

Wow! We remember when a four game streak for Sheppard used to mean that he was in the lineup for four straight games. He has three goals and five points in the four games after going his first five games of the season pointless. Maybe you can take a chance and put him in your fantasy lineup but we would not recommend it.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 08:48:00 AM

James Sheppard practiced on the second line Friday.

Sheppard played the left side with Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture as his linemates. Marleau and Couture are big scorers and that can only help Sheppard's fantasy value if he can stay on the line.
Sat, Oct 25, 2014 09:49:00 AM

James Sheppard (knee) was called up from the minors on Tuesday October 21.

Sheppard missed the first six games of the season after undergoing offseason knee surgery. He had a shot on goal and two hits in his return.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 01:47:00 AM

James Sheppard (knee) has been sent to the minors on a conditioning assignment.

He had off-season surgery on his knee and he'll work his way into game shape with AHL Worcester.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 05:54:00 PM

James Sheppard (knee) has started practicing with the Sharks but is wearing a 'non-contact' jersey.

Sheppard underwent off-season surgery on his knee and while he should be ready to go in the near future, he isn't there yet. He has no fantasy value.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 09:25:00 AM

James Sheppard (knee) was on the ice Monday.

Sheppard isn't expected to be available for San Jose's season opener on Wednesday though. He had four goals and 20 points in 67 games in 2013-14.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 11:24:00 AM

James Sheppard (knee) isn't expected to be on the sidelines for long.

The Sharks wouldn't provide a more specific timetable though, so it's not clear if Sheppard is in serious danger of missing the start of the regular season. For now, he's skating on his own and is strengthening his leg muscles in preparation for doing more intensive drills.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 11:10:00 AM

James Sheppard is projected to start training camp on the sidelines after undergoing offseason knee surgery.

Sheppard will undergo a physical examination on Thursday, so the Sharks will learn more about his status at that time. He inked a one-year, $1.3 million contract with San Jose over the summer.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:49:00 AM

James Sheppard's role with the San Jose Sharks is up in the air heading into training camp.

Sheppard played well at center after the Olympic break but struggled on the wing before that. The Sharks may want to move Joe Pavelski to the third line spot and if so, Sheppard will be back on the wing or battling Andrew Desjardins for the fourth line center's job. No matter where he plays, his fantasy value is negligible.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 09:50:00 AM

James Sheppard is still upbeat about the San Jose Sharks' chances of winning the Stanley Cup in the near future.

The Sharks management seems to be pushing for a more long-term strategy, but Sheppard expects the team to bounce back after blowing a 3-0 series lead to Los Angeles in the playoffs. "It was important to me stay in San Jose because we have all the ingredients for a championship team," Sheppard said. "Players, coaching, organization and of course the fans. After learning an important lesson last year, I think we are in a position to accomplish what we want, and that is to win." He inked a one-year, $1.3 million extension with the Sharks this summer.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 10:07:00 PM

James Sheppard's newly inked one-year contract is worth $1.3 million.

Sheppard made $830,000 last season. He's a bottom-six forward that recorded four goals and 20 points in 67 games. He should put up similar offensive numbers in 2014-15.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 08:22:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks have inked James Sheppard to a one-year contract.

Sheppard earned $830,000 in 2013-14 and was a restricted free agent. He had four goals, 16 assists, and 35 penalty minutes in 67 games with San Jose last season.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 02:41:00 PM

James Sheppard scored a lone goal in San Jose's 4-1 loss to Los Angeles in their first round playoff series on Monday evening.

It was Sheppard's second goal in the postseason and fifth point. Justin Braun and Raffi Torres assisted the lone goal.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014 03:35:00 AM

James Sheppard scored his first career Stanley Cup Playoff goal on Thursday.

Sheppard now has four points in four postseason games. He had four goals and 16 assists in 67 contests in the regular season.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 11:40:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2James Sheppard
3Tye McGinn
4Mike Brown
5Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Melker Karlsson
4Tyler Kennedy
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock