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Peter DeBoer | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (47) / 6/13/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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San Jose's power play has been superb in the playoffs, especially in the team's victories.
The Sharks have gone 15-for-40 (37.5 percent) in their 12 postseason wins and just 2-for-23 (8.7 percent) in their six losses. San Jose has posted a 3-4 record when they haven't scored on the man advantage, but getting the most out of opportunities will be important in the Stanley Cup Final versus Pittsburgh. May 30 - 2:37 PM

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With their win on Monday, the Sharks have set a franchise high for their most playoff victories.

In other words, this is the first time San Jose has pulled within a win of the Stanley Cup Final. The Sharks have previously enjoyed a lot of success in the regular season, but they often fell short of expectations in the playoffs. By contrast, the 2015-16 Sharks were good during the regular season, but not dominate. In the Western Conference, they had the sixth best record.
May 24 - 3:01 PM

After taking Game 7 against Nashville, San Jose coach Peter DeBoer argued that the Sharks have changed.

"We've got a whole bunch of new bodies, a whole different cast of characters, a whole different identity in my mind, a whole different coaching staff," DeBoer said. "The core guys are still the same, but the core guys here are great. They have great habits, they've been well coached for a decade by the previous staff that was here. They're not the problem, it was filling in behind them. We've got those type of people here now, and I think the guys at the top feel that and are feeding off it." For much of the salary cap era, San Jose has excelled in the regular season only to fall short in the playoffs. The Sharks have never made it to the Stanley Cup Final, let alone win a championship. The reality is that advancing to the Western Conference Final isn't a game changer for this franchise as they were last there in 2011, but it is still a big accomplishment.
May 13 - 11:08 AM

San Jose will be looking for better play on home ice in the playoffs than they had in the regular season.

The Sharks posted an 18-20-3 at the SAP Center, which was the worst home record among any playoff team. San Jose did manage to win six of their final 13 games on home ice. "The most important thing is we play well at home against good teams," coach Pete DeBoer said. "I think if we've dropped the ball somewhere it's been against some of the teams at the bottom half of the standings." The Kings will try to get back into the series on the road and the Sharks will look to put them in a serious hole by winning a third straight game.
Apr 18 - 3:54 PM

Coach Peter DeBoer found his way from New York to the Sharks' bench in Columbus in time for Sunday's game.

DeBoer had been away dealing with a personal matter, but fortunately he was able to return to the team.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Coach Peter DeBoer, who is away from the Sharks attending a family matter, is questionable for Sunday's match with Columbus.

He's trying to get to Columbus from New York, which can take anywhere from two to five hours depending on how many connections the flight has. If he's unable to make it, former NHL'ers and assistant coaches Bob Boughner, Johan Hedberg and Steve Spott will have to pick up the slack.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 02:59:00 PM

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer won't be behind the bench for Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins because of a "personal matter".

General Manager Doug Wilson made the announcement on Saturday morning. DeBoer will be replaced by assistant coaches Bob Boughner, Johan Hedberg and Steve Spott.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:35:00 PM

Coach Peter DeBoer has chosen his new captain but will not announce it until Monday or Tuesday.

Joe Thornton was the team's last captain until they stripped him of that title after the 2013-14 season and did not have one last season. Stay tuned.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 08:45:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks will definitely have a captain this season.

That wasn't the case in 2014-15 when they took the 'C' from Joe Thornton and didn't replace him with anybody. Sharks coach Peter DeBoer will name his choice before Oct. 7, which is the day San Jose plays in its opener.
Thu, Oct 1, 2015 11:26:00 AM

San Jose Sharks assistant coach Steve Spott said that spending the 2014-15 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs was a learning experience.

"You know what, I think when you have successful seasons as a coach, you don’t take time to reflect and appreciate them," Spott said. "When you go through some adversity, like we did last year, you learn a lot more. You learn a lot about yourself, you learn about how you would do things differently, what you would do the same. If anything, it was a real learning experience for me. It was my first year in the National Hockey League. I took away a ton away from it."
Sun, Aug 30, 2015 09:04:00 AM

Steve Spott has been added to San Jose's coaching staff as an assistant.

"I'm excited to work with Steve again," said head coach Peter DeBoer, who worked with Spott for seven seasons in the OHL with Plymouth and Kitchener. "We have a great relationship and he has grown significantly as a coach in the seven years since we last worked together. We are very fortunate he was available." Spott was an assistant with the Maple Leafs last season and before that he was the bench boss of the Marlies in the AHL. He is expected to handle the Sharks' power play this season.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 04:55:00 PM

The Allen Americans won the ECHL championship with a 6-1 win in Game 7 over South Carolina.

The Americans are affiliated with the San Jose Sharks. Chad Costello had two goals and one assist in the final game of the series. Greger Hanson was named playoff MVP after scoring 12 goals and 29 points in 25 games.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 09:10:00 PM

The Sharks made it official on Thursday and introduced Peter DeBoer as their new head coach.

According to TSN, DeBoer received a four-year deal from San Jose. He was fired by New Jersey in December after a rough start to the season and will be tasked with getting the Sharks back on track after a disappointing 2014-15 campaign.
Thu, May 28, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Peter DeBoer will be the next head coach of the San Jose Sharks, according to reports.

DeBoer was fired 36 games into the 2014-15 campaign after a 12-17-7 start to the season. The Devils missed the playoffs two straight years after losing in the Stanley Cup Final against Los Angeles. The Sharks and ex-coach Todd McLellan parted ways after the 2014-15 season after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003.
Wed, May 27, 2015 01:41:00 PM

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the San Jose Sharks want to give Peter DeBoer a second interview, as they continue to look for a new head coach.

Dreger also said that the Oilers had been in discussion with DeBoer but that they are now likely to hire Todd McLellan as their next head coach. Dan Bylsma, Randy Carlyle and Dave Lowry are also in the mix for the Sharks job.
Sun, May 17, 2015 01:16:00 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Chris Tierney
4Nick Spaling
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Patrick Marleau
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Tommy Wingels
4Joonas Donskoi
5Micheal Haley
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7Roman Polak
8Matt Tennyson
G1Martin Jones
2James Reimer