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Todd McLellan | Center

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (46) / 10/3/1967
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 185
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One of the keys to Game 2 for the San Jose Sharks will be to shrug off their rough third period in their playoff opener.
The Sharks established a 5-0 lead over Los Angeles through 40 minutes, but the Kings fought back in the third before eventually losing 6-3. The Sharks still have a 1-0 edge in the series, but they need to guard against the momentum from the final 20 minutes carrying over into Game 2. Apr 18 - 10:27 AM

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The San Jose Sharks have a chance to secure their playoff spot on Saturday.

If they get a point against the Washington Capitals, then the Sharks' spot would be guaranteed if Dallas or Phoenix also lose in regulation. The Stars are set to play against Ottawa and Phoenix will face Boston. If the Sharks beat the Capitals and the Stars end up with no more than a point versus the Senators, then San Jose will also clinch. The Sharks are going for their 10th straight postseason berth.
Mar 22 - 11:35 AM

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan will become the franchise's most prolific bench boss on Friday.

McLellan will surpass Darryl Sutter's record of 434 games as the team's head coach. McLellan has a 256-124-54 record with the Sharks and has led the team to the Western Conference Finals twice. Still, for a franchise eager and talented enough to win its first Stanley Cup, it would be hard to be completely satisfied with their results.
Feb 7 - 11:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks set a franchise record on Wednesday by firing 59 shots on goal in a regular season contest.

The Sharks ended up losing despite that because Edmonton Oilers goaltender Ben Scrivens set an NHL record for the most saves in a shutout. It was just one of those nights for San Jose and as much as they would have loved to collect two points from the lowly Oilers, the Sharks still have a comfortable lead on second place in the Pacific Division.
Jan 30 - 8:33 AM

The San Jose Sharks have only been shorthanded a league-low 128 times this season.

No other team has been shorthanded less than 150 times. "Certainly, I think it's a big reason why we have the success we've had so far winning games," Tommy Wingels said. "[On] a lot of teams, the power play guys get paid a lot to produce on the power play. You have to keep them without the man advantage. When you stay disciplined, you often times limit the other team's scoring opportunities. That's what we try to do defensively." The Sharks have actually been mediocre when it comes to killing penalties when they need to, but that discipline has led to them allowing just 22 power-play goals. That's tied for the second lowest total in the league.
Jan 23 - 10:30 AM

Todd McLellan is frustrated over what he sees as a series of blown goal calls against the San Jose Sharks this season.

McLellan feels Nashville defenseman Roman Josi's goal should have been disallowed because of goalie interference on the part of Colin Wilson. "That's a blown call," McLellan said. "We've played 44 games. I go back to the Buffalo blown call in overtime, blown call in Winnipeg, the one in Minnesota, and the one tonight. That's one in every 11 games." That goal proved to be the game winner in the Predators' 3-2 victory over San Jose.
Jan 8 - 11:07 AM

If you're looking for an area the San Jose Sharks can improve on, it's their play in the third period of games.

San Jose has outscored their competition 25-22 in the third period, compared to 62-33 in the first 40 minutes of their contests. Obviously, that's nothing to be overly concerned about, especially given their 18-3-5 record, but it's something worth keeping an eye on.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 11:27:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks suffered their third straight defeat on Tuesday.

The lowly Buffalo Sabres handed them a 5-4 shootout loss as the Sharks have gone cold after their fantastic start to the 2013-14 campaign. "This was a fear of mine that we would be complacent, and we would turn it up when we thought we had to, and that was exactly what we got," Sharks coach Todd McLellan. "I thought we were outworked for a large part of the game and out-detailed, certainly." The Sharks still have a 10-1-4 record though, so they're still the envy of most teams. They'll have a chance to bounce back against Vancouver on Thursday.
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 10:58:00 AM

Sharks coach Todd McLellan wasn't too pleased with Capitals coach Adam Oates' comments on Tomas Hertl's fourth goal from the game against the Rangers.

Oates warned Hertl not to "disrespect the league" after he went between-the-legs on his fourth goal in the 9-2 win. "I can't believe there would be any negative reaction," McLellan said. "If you refer back to 2005, the lockout year, our league, our players, our management were looking for ways to find goal scoring. Our fans want it. Now, a young 19-year-old comes into the league and scores four goals, can't speak the language, doesn't really understand where he is right now, and we're going to criticize him for that?"
Sat, Oct 12, 2013 09:50:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks have renewed their affiliation agreement with the San Francisco Bulls of the ECHL.

"We had an extremely positive relationship with the Bulls last season as a development vehicle for players within our system and we look forward to continuing that agreement," said GM Doug Wilson.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 05:08:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks will travel approximately 57,612 miles in the 2013-14 season, the most in the NHL, according to On the Forecheck.

The Sharks and Phoenix Coyotes (52,633) are the lone teams who will travel more than 50,000 miles. On the other end of the spectrum, the New York Rangers (29,839) barely edge the New York Islanders (29,933) for the lightest travel schedule. Those are the only squads with less than 30,000.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 04:12:00 PM

The San Jose Sharks have three picks in the second round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

The Sharks ended up with the 49th overall pick as part of the Ryane Clowe deal and the 58th overall pick in the Douglas Murray trade. They also still own their own second round pick, which is the 50th selection. Along with their first round pick, they'll select four players within the span of 29 picks. Given how deep this draft is believed to be, this is a good opportunity for the Sharks to bolster their farm system.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 09:47:00 AM

San Jose Sharks executive vice president of business operations Malcolm Bordelon has left the franchise.

Bordelon will be replaced by John Tortora, who has been named the Sharks new COO. Jim Goddard will oversee Sharks Sports and Entertainment's marketing and revenue matters and report to Tortora. Meanwhile, CFO Charlie Fass and executive vice president of of business development Michael Lehr are also gone. GM Doug Wilson's role has not been impacted by these changes.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 11:13:00 AM

Coach Todd McLellan has signed an extension with the Sharks, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.

McLellan has been the team's bench boss for the last five seasons, going 220-108-48, having reached the playoffs in each season, advancing to the Western Conference finals twice and winning the Pacific Division three times. Even after an up-and-down campaign and some in-season trades, the Sharks still posted a 25-16-7 record, losing to the Kings in seven games of their second-round playoff series.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 10:36:00 AM

The San Jose Sharks' home arena, formerly known as HP Pavilion, will now be called SAP Center.

SAP founder Hasso Plattner is a Sharks majority owner, so the move was logical after HP CEO Meg Whitman decided to step away from their deal. San Jose is reported to have a five year agreement with SAP. It won't matter though as everyone will probably continue to call it the "Shark Tank."
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 04:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Matthew Nieto
4Andrew Desjardins
LW1Patrick Marleau
2Joe Pavelski
3Tomas Hertl
4Raffi Torres
5James Sheppard
6Mike Brown
7Bracken Kearns
RW1Brent Burns
2Tommy Wingels
3Martin Havlat
4Tyler Kennedy
5Adam Burish
6Eriah Hayes
D1Dan Boyle
2Marc-Edouard Vlasic
3Justin Braun
4Jason Demers
5Brad Stuart
6Matt Irwin
7Scott Hannan
8Taylor Doherty
9Matt Tennyson
G1Antti Niemi
2Alex Stalock