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Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (49) / 6/13/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 195

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The second round series between the Vegas Golden Knights and the San Jose Sharks could start on Thursday.
It may start earlier, if all the first round series are done by Monday or Tuesday but the NHL does not like to start a new round when there are still games to be played in the previous round. The Sharks and Golden Knights each swept their respective series, the first time this has happened since 1986 when the first round was a best of five affair. Apr 22 - 9:03 AM

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Don't expect Sharks' coach Peter DeBoer to make any lineup changes for his team's second-round series against Las Vegas.

"We just won four straight against a great hockey team and I’d be an idiot to make lineup changes", said DeBoer. Bearing in mind DeBoer's words, expect Paul Martin to continue to partner with Brent Burns on defense as opposed to regular season partner Joakim Ryan.
Apr 21 - 12:57 PM

The San Jose Sharks officially secured a playoff berth on Monday.

San Jose didn't play Monday night, but the Sharks' are officially in the postseason after Colorado lost to Los Angeles. With that berth, the Sharks have made the playoffs for three consecutive campaigns and 18 of the last 20 years. The Detroit Red Wings are the only other team to make the playoffs that many times over the 20-year span. The Sharks are still battling Los Angeles for the second seed in the Pacific Division and therefore home ice advantage in the first round, so they have something left to play for prior to the postseason.
Apr 3 - 9:31 AM

The San Jose Sharks have not scored on the power play in their last 11 games.

The Sharks continue to win despite not scoring with the man-advantage. They are 0-24 in the 11 games but are still 44-207 this season. The Sharks miss Joe Thornton on the pp but with Logan Couture, Joe Pavelski and Brent Burns as part of the power play, they should still be scoring.
Mar 4 - 9:06 AM

The San Jose Sharks have been out hit by their opponents in 20 consecutive games.

That's quite a stat. During that span the team has a 10-7-3 record, so it is hard to know if being out muscled has impacted the Sharks' overall results. That said, if I were a San Jose fan, I'd be a tad concerned that might team might not measure up for a playoff run.
Feb 17 - 2:00 PM

The 2019 All-Star Game will be played in San Jose.

It will be the second time the game has been played in San Jose at they also hosted the 1997 game. "We are thankful and thrilled that the National Hockey League has decided, once again, to bring one of its premier events to San Jose," Sharks Co-President John Tortora said in a statement. "NHL All-Star Weekend is for our loyal and outstanding fans, who have eagerly anticipated the return of this event, and for the city of San Jose as the hockey world descends to shine an international spotlight on our great city."
Jan 28 - 7:30 AM

The San Jose Sharks have scored at least one power play goal in eight straight games.

Joe Pavelski provided Saturday's score as the Sharks are excelling with the man-advantage after being so poor to start the season. Just an FYI.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 09:04:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks have not scored a power play goal in their last 17 chances.

Coach Peter DeBoer tried to change things up and switched around the units as Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Tim Heed, Joonas Donskoi and Mikkel Boedker made up one unit with Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Timo Meier and Danny O’Regan playing together in the other unit. It was to no avail as the Sharks were 0-3 Saturday.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 09:22:00 AM

Dave Barr has been named an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks.

"Dave is a veteran coach with a long history of development at all levels," said bench boss Peter DeBoer. "We're excited we were able to add him to our staff." Barr was an associate coach of the Florida Panthers during the 2016-17 season. He has worked with DeBoer before when they were in New Jersey.
Wed, Jul 26, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Sharks GM Doug Wilson hinted that Joe Thornton's final contract number hinged on whether friend and teammate Patrick Marleau stayed with the team.

"Joe deserves a huge compliment for what he was willing to do," Wilson was quoted as saying. Shortly after Patrick Marleau chose to sign with Toronto as an unrestricted free agent, the Sharks announced Thornton's one year deal was official. It was, however, about $1 to $1.5 million more than insiders were speculating on Saturday. "Patrick has been a pillar of this franchise since he was drafted as a 17-year-old in 1997, and has become one of the elite players in our team's history," said Wilson.
Source: NHLcom
Sun, Jul 2, 2017 10:14:00 PM

Larry Robinson is expected to leave the San Jose Sharks once his contract expires on July 1.

The former Montreal Canadiens great, has been with the Sharks organization for five seasons but at the age of 65, wants to be closer to his Bradenton, Florida home. He was an associate coach for a couple of years and had been the director of player development for the last three campaigns.
Sun, May 28, 2017 08:36:00 AM

Although head coach Peter DeBoer's job is likely safe for now, the Sharks might make some changes to their coaching staff.

The coach most in danger of losing his job would probably be Steve Spott. The Sharks finished 25th in the league with a 16.7% power-play conversion rate, which represented a huge drop from 2015-16 when playing with the man advantage was one of San Jose's main strengths. Spott oversees the team's power play, so GM Doug Wilson might opt to replace him in an attempt to get the Sharks to rebound in that area next season.
Wed, Apr 26, 2017 10:30:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks power play has been underwhelming this season.

The Sharks power play has a 16.7% success rate this season, which puts them in 23rd place this season. It's particularly problematic because the power play has traditionally been a source of strength for the Sharks and this season's percentage is their lowest since the start of the salary cap era. It's been a particularly dry 2-for-23 over their last 11 games, but Sharks coach Pete DeBoer didn't tweak the top unit during Wednesday's practice. "We want to get it going," DeBoer said. "I don’t believe it’s something that you just turn on the first day of the playoffs, although that can happen. You can see a team that all of a sudden one of their specialty teams heats up come playoff time. But we don’t want to take that chance. We want to get it in a good spot before that."
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 06:38:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks will honor the California Golden Seals on Saturday.

The Golden Seals were an original expansion team in 1967 but started their existence as the Oakland Seals. They lasted until 1976 when they moved to Cleveland and became the Barons for two seasons. This is the 50th anniversary of the team that Charlie Finlay bought in 1970 and proclaimed he knew nothing about hockey. His ownership years proved him correct. Congratulations on the Sharks celebrating the first team in Northern California.
Wed, Jan 4, 2017 10:14:00 AM

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.
Source: The Score
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 05:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Logan Couture
2Joe Thornton
3Tomas Hertl
4Chris Tierney
LW1Evander Kane
2Kevin Labanc
3Timo Meier
4Mikkel Boedker
5Brandon Mashinter
6Jannik Hansen
7Eric Fehr
8Melker Karlsson
9Rudolfs Balcers
RW1Joe Pavelski
2Joel Ward
3Joonas Donskoi
4Barclay Goodrow
5Marcus Sorensen
D1Brent Burns
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Brenden Dillon
5Tim Heed
6Dylan DeMelo
7Paul Martin
8Joakim Ryan
G1Martin Jones
2Aaron Dell