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Peter DeBoer | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (48) / 6/13/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
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Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer said his team isn't facing any added pressure in Game 6.
The Sharks are one loss away from being eliminated from the Stanley Cup Final, but DeBoer says his guys aren't too worried. "No more pressure. It was in the building last game," DeBoer said prior to Game 6. "We can't win it tonight. It doesn't put any more pressure on us than we've had throughout the playoffs." A Sharks win would push the series to seven games. Game 7 would be Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. Jun 12 - 5:36 PM
Source: The Score

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Don’t expect Sharks coach Peter DeBoer to motivate his players with any kind of inspirational speech before Sunday’s Game 6.

The Sharks trail the series 3-2 as it heads to San Jose. But DeBoer doesn’t believe that what he says will do much. "These guys don’t need to be inspired to play," DeBoer said. "They’re in the Stanley Cup Final. Some of them have waited 18 years. There’s no speech I’m going to give Patty Marleau to make him play harder."
Jun 12 - 12:32 AM

San Jose will be looking to get the first goal in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"We've talked about scoring first," Sharks coach Peter DeBoer said Thursday. "Obviously, if we don't [Thursday] we can't just back the bus up and head home, but we want to play with a lead and put them in a position where they're playing from behind. We haven't done that yet, so that's the goal." San Jose has allowed the opening goal in all four games against Pittsburgh and haven't led in the series. The Sharks are 10-3 when scoring first this postseason and 3-6 when surrending the first goal. The Penguins are 12-3 when they have scored first and 3-4 when they haven't.
Jun 9 - 6:13 PM

Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer isn't concerned about his team being outshot in the Stanley Cup Final series against Pittsburgh.

The Penguins have outshot the Sharks 113-74 in the first three games of the series, but DeBoer isn't worried about that. "They shoot from everywhere," said the Sharks coach. "They sling pucks from everywhere. You do have to look at quality versus quantity. I don't think it's as easy as looking at the shot clock and saying you're getting dominated because they've got 40 shots and you've got 26...But does the fact that they have 30 more shots in the series bother me? Not as much as it bothers (the media).
Source: The Score
Jun 5 - 4:43 PM

Though the Sharks are trailing Pittsburgh 2-0 in the Stanley Cup Final, Peter DeBoer remains optimistic.

"Game 1 was decided in the last two minutes. Tonight is an overtime game," DeBoer said. "I think we'll hold off on the funeral. We have a lot of hockey left to play." It's certainly true that San Jose kept both games close, even if the Sharks ultimately fell short both times. Both of those contests were also played in Pittsburgh, so the Sharks now have the luxury of going home. That being said, the pressure will obviously be on them Saturday to avoid falling behind 3-0.
Jun 2 - 9:27 AM

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

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

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All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Ryan Carpenter
5Chris Tierney
6Micheal Haley
LW1Tomas Hertl
2Mikkel Boedker
3Matthew Nieto
4Melker Karlsson
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Tommy Wingels
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Paul Martin
4Justin Braun
5Brenden Dillon
6Dylan DeMelo
7David Schlemko
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell