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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 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

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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

Joe Pavelski registered a goal and had two assists in the San Jose Sharks' 7-2 slaughter of the visiting Los Angeles Kings in playoff competition Sunday night.

The high-scoring left winger was one of seven different goal scorers for San Jose in a win that put the Sharks ahead 2-0 in their first-round, best-of-seven playoff series against the Kings. Remarkably, the Kings were ahead 2-0 in Sunday's game after the first period. The other goals were produced by Joe Thornton, Raffi Torres, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Mike Brown and Justin Braun. Dan Boyle, Andrew Desjardins and Matthew Nieto each had two assists for the Sharks. Marleau and Couture also had assists for two-point nights.
Apr 21 - 12:52 AM

Joe Pavelski skated on the Sharks' top line with Joe Thornton on Wednesday.

It's worth noting because there was some discussion of moving Pavelski to the third line to balance them out. He had 41 goals and 79 points in 82 games this season.
Apr 16 - 2:20 PM

The San Jose Sharks are considering using Joe Pavelski as the team's third-line center.

That's an unusual spot for a guy that scored 41 goals, but moving Pavelski might give the Sharks three strong scoring lines. In that scenario Tomas Hertl would probably be reunited with Joe Thornton and Brent Burns on the top line.
Apr 16 - 11:00 AM

Forward Joe Pavelski scored his 40th and 41st goals of the season to lead the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 victory over the Coyotes in Phoenix Saturday night.

Both of Pavelski's goals were netted in the first period. Pavelski has had a first-rate season and has notched at least a point in seven of his team's final eight regular-season games. Logan Couture also scored for the Sharks, his 23rd of the season. The Sharks entered the game locked into a first-round playoff series against the Kings, starting in the coming week, so the game against the Coyotes Saturday was merely a tuneup.
Apr 12 - 11:30 PM

Joe Pavelski had an assist in San Jose's 5-2 loss on Wednesday.

Pavelski has recorded at least a point in six of his last seven contests. He now has 39 goals and 77 points in 80 contests this season.
Apr 10 - 10:54 AM

Joe Paveleski saw his five game point streak end on Saturday.

Pavelski is having the best season of his NHL career as he is one goal away from the 40 mark and has 76 points with a plus-22 rating. He should be on the all-star team this season.
Apr 6 - 10:49 AM

Joe Pavelski registered his 38th marker of the season in Saturday's loss to Colorado.

Pavelski heads into Saturday night's action ranked second in the league in goals and second in power-play markers (14). He has picked up four goals and two assists during a three-game point streak. Dan Boyle had the Sharks' other marker in the loss.
Mar 29 - 6:15 PM

Joe Pavelski scored a hat trick and added an assist for the Sharks in a 5-2 win against the Oilers Tuesday night.

It was the third hat trick of Pavelski's career; all have come this season. He now has 37 goals and 34 assists with plus-25 rating in 74 games this season. Patrick Marleau also had a strong night with a goal and an assist, while Joe Thornton and Brent Burns both added two helpers in the victory. Martin Havlat also scored for the Sharks.
Mar 26 - 3:32 AM

Joe Pavelski scored two goals and registered an assist in San Jose's 6-2 win over Toronto Tuesday night.

Pavelski continued his excellent season and he now has 34 goals and 31 assists with plus-24 rating in 66 games this season. Martin Havlat, Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Brent Burns also scored for the Sharks, while Joe Thornton added three helpers in the victory. Tommy Wingels also had a strong game with a Gordie Howe hat trick (a goal, an assist and a fight), while James Sheppard registered two assists in the win.
Mar 12 - 3:55 AM

Depth Charts

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