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Joe Pavelski | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
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Joe Pavelski scored the game-winning goal in San Jose's 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
It was Pavelski's second game-winner of the season. He now has 15 goals and 26 points in 31 contests this season. Dec 12 - 11:14 AM

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Joe Pavelski seems to be the favorite to be named as the Sharks' new captain.

That doesn't mean San Jose is close to giving Pavelski the 'C' though. While he might be the favorite, it's possible that the Sharks will let this situation linger for a while longer. The Sharks have been without a captain since Joe Thornton was stripped of the title before the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Dec 11 - 9:18 AM

Joe Pavelski scored twice to help the Sharks get past the Oilers 5-2 on Tuesday night.

Pavelski notched his 13th and 14th goals of the year on pretty passing plays setup by Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. "Little Joe" now has five points in his last three games and is close to being on track to matching his 79 points last season. Brent Burns, Logan Couture and Barclay Goodrow scored the other goals for the Sharks who are starting to heat up with five wins in six games. Thornton and Marleau each had two assists.
Dec 10 - 1:18 AM

Joe Pavelski scored two goals and added an assist in San Jose's big 7-4 win over Boston Thursday night.

Pavelski was an absolute force on the ice, tying the game at four on a late power play goal in the second, bringing the tide back San Jose's way. He'd later bank one off of Milan Lucic's skates to make it 6-4 in the third before assisting on Tomas Hertl's weird goal four minutes later. He also led all skaters with nine, yes nine, shots. And three hits.
Dec 5 - 2:35 AM

Joe Pavelski scored his 200th NHL goal on Saturday.

Pavelski joined Patrick Marleau and Owen Nolan as the only Sharks to do so for San Jose. Pavelski now has nine goals and 19 points in 23 games as San Jose leads the NHL in games played.
Nov 23 - 10:44 AM

Joe Pavelski scored for the Sharks in their 2-1 loss to the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Pavelski is one of the more underappreciated players in the game. He’s versatile, dependable, and has a nose for the net. He has eight goals and 16 points in 19 games this season and will remain a very strong start for the duration of the season. Pavelski is on pace for his third season of at least 30 goals. Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl had the helpers.
Nov 15 - 9:54 PM

Joe Pavelski scored San Jose's only two goals in their 5-2 loss to Chicago on Sunday.

The Hawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead before Pavelski brought the Sharks to within one with his pair of goals. The goals were Pavelski's first in six games. He now has seven goals and 15 points in 16 games this season.
Nov 9 - 10:13 PM

Joe Pavelski had two assists in San Jose's 4-3 shootout loss.

Pavelski hasn't enjoyed a point streak of three or more games so far this season, but he's still off to a strong start. He now has five goals and 11 points in 12 contests.
Oct 31 - 11:24 AM

Joe Pavelski scored the game-winning goal in San Jose’s 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Pavelski scored with 21 seconds left in the first period. The goal was Pavelski’s 5th of the season. San Jose was very dominant on Sunday, as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead before Matt Beleskey scored with just over five minutes remaining in the game. Brent Burns, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tommy Wingels also scored for the Sharks. With the win, San Jose put an end to a 4-game losing streak.
Oct 26 - 10:58 PM

Joe Pavelski is expected serve as the San Jose Sharks' third-line center on Saturday.

Pavelski's projected linemates are Tommy Wingels and Chris Tierney. Pavelski has gotten off to a great start with four goals and eight points in eight games, but Sharks coach Todd McLellan thinks moving Pavelski down to the third line will help them defensively. "We're kind of going in waves where we have a line or two that's responsible and then one that falls off, and it varies," McLellan said. "It’s not just the top lines or the third or fourth lines. It varies. We're trying to find some balance defensively. I think offensively we've been fine." Pavelski has been playing primarily with Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl this season.
Oct 24 - 6:13 PM

Joe Pavelski scored two goals in San Jose’s 5-4 loss to Columbus on Thursday.

The Sharks jumped out to a two nothing lead in the first period thanks to goals from Adam Burish and Pavelski but Columbus was able to come back and grab the lead in the second period. Pavelski tied things up in the third and Logan Couture gave the Sharks the lead with under 12 minutes remaining in the game. San Jose imploded as the game wound down. They allowed two goals, including the game winner, in the final 8:20. Despite the loss, Joe Pavelski is off to a great start. The 30-year-old has four goals and eight points in eight games this season.
Oct 24 - 1:58 AM

Joe Pavelski assisted on Tye McGinn's eventually game-winner late in the third, and Tommy Wingles' empty-netter in the final minute in the Sharks 3-1 win over the Coyotes.

Pavs was a force on Friday night, he skated 16:46 including 1:49 on the powerplay and 1:15 on the kill. He also blocked two shots and won 67% of his draws. Now that's the kind of all-around production fantasy owners and teammates alike can appreciate.
Oct 4 - 1:10 AM

Joe Pavelski tied the game at one early in the second when he tipped in a Brent Bruns shot on the powerplay.

One game, one goal. Tough to complain about that level of production, even if it is the preseason. He finished with 22:06 of ice time including 6:14 on the powerplay, four shots, and won 67% of his faceoffs.
Sep 27 - 2:06 AM

Joe Pavelski is unlikely to repeat his 41-goal season next year.

The Sharks center was one of three players to top 40 goals. He has always been a great two-way player, but not really considered a prolific goal scorer like he showed last year. His 41-goal season came on the heels of an 18.2 shooting percentage, which is way over his 11.1 percent career rate. Pavelski finished the season with 79 points. A 30-goal, 70-point season -- certainly excellent numbers -- isn’t out of the question for 2014-15.
Jul 6 - 10:07 PM

Joe Pavelski practiced on the Sharks' top line on Tuesday.

Pavelski skated alongside Joe Thornton and Brent Burns. That's been his regular spot lately, but he did spend part of Game 2 on the third line, so that's why this is noteworthy. Sharks coach Todd McLellan has been toying with the idea of moving Pavelski to the third line for a while to balance the lines.
Apr 22 - 4:48 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Joe Pavelski
4Andrew Desjardins
5Barclay Goodrow
6Chris Tierney
7Melker Karlsson
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Tomas Hertl
3James Sheppard
4Tye McGinn
5Mike Brown
6Raffi Torres
RW1Tommy Wingels
2Matthew Nieto
3Tyler Kennedy
4John Scott
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Mirco Mueller
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock