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James Sheppard | Winger

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/25/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 205
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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. Sep 13 - 9:50 AM

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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.
Jul 9 - 10:07 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.
Jul 8 - 8:22 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.
Jul 8 - 2:41 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.
Apr 29 - 3:35 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.
Apr 25 - 11:40 AM

James Sheppard recorded two assists in San Jose's 6-3 win against Los Angeles in Game 1.

It was Sheppard's first career multi-point playoff game. He had four goals and 20 points in 67 contests in the regular season.
Apr 18 - 10:32 AM

Todd McLellan is not happy with the play of his third line of late.

The line usually is centered by James Sheppard. "That third group with Shep and whoever is playing with him – Tommy Wingels, or Matt Nieto, or whoever else is on that wing – has to elevate their game, and their level of play to make a difference," McLellan said. "They don't have to score every night, they don't have to carry the team, but their minutes have to be difference-making minutes. I think they can be better in that area." The Sharks enter the final week of the season in second place in the Pacific division and that is likely where they will finish.
Apr 8 - 11:06 AM

James Sheppard is OK after an injury scare during the second period of Saturday's game against Colorado.

His left leg/knee collided heavily into the boards. "I didn't want to stay on the ice, so I was able to get up on that knee. After that, I knew it was OK," Sheppard said. "You never know what it is, and I've had so many different feelings with that knee. I was worried for a good 10 seconds. After that, it was almost like nothing happened." He has three goals and 11 assists in his past 18 games. His success on the third line has allowed the Sharks to play Joe Pavelski on the top line as a winger.
Mar 31 - 6:25 PM

James Sheppard had a goal in San Jose's 2-1 shootout loss to Calgary Monday evening.

Sheppard scored in his second straight game and he now has four goals with 13 assists in 58 games this season. Defensemen Dan Boyle and Matt Nieto assisted the goal. There was some bad news for the Sharks when Logan Couture left the ice in the second period and did not return. The Sharks will play tonight against Edmonton so stay tuned about Couture's injury.
Mar 25 - 3:41 AM

James Sheppard had two assists in a 6-2 win against Toronto.

Sheppard has two goals and 13 points in 51 games this season. Those numbers obviously aren't impressive, but seven of those 13 points have been recorded in Sheppard's last eight games.
Mar 12 - 11:47 AM

James Sheppard will be back in San Jose's lineup on Thursday at Florida.

He missed the past three games because of the death of his grandfather. In 37 games this year, Sheppard has one goal and five assists. He'll play on the Sharks' fourth line.
Jan 16 - 4:31 PM

After being a healthy scratch in his last two games, James Sheppard got into a fight in his return to the lineup Saturday.

Sheppard played an even ten minutes Saturday and was minus-one in addition to having fisticuffs with Kevin Klein early in the third period. He has little-to-no fantasy value with only one goal, five points, a minus-two rating and 19 penalty minutes in 27 games.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 10:29:00 AM

James Sheppard is now playing on the second line alongside Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau.

This move certainly cannot hurt his fantasy value as Sheppard is playing with two offensive threats in Marleau and Couture. Sheppard has only five points this season in 18 games and none in his last four, but could be worth looking at in deep leagues. He does not see a lot of power play time as he has played only 5:49 minutes all season.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 11:26:00 AM

James Sheppard scored his first of the season and added an assist in the Sharks 5-2 win Sunday.

It's been a tough road back for Sheppard who suffered a serious knee injury just before training camp started in 2010. He now has four points this season in 11 games. He has little fantasy value most of the time but occasionally can surprise, like many bottom-six forwards.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Tyler Kennedy
3Matthew Nieto
4Adam Burish
5John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Matt Irwin
6Scott Hannan
7Mirco Mueller
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock