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Chris Tierney | Center | #50

Team: San Jose Sharks
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/1/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (55) / SJ
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Chris Tierney gained confidence from San Jose's 2016 playoff run.
Tierney was in his second NHL campaign at the time, but scored a solid four goals and nine points in 24 postseason contests. "I thought I was going to be a little more nervous going into the playoffs than I was, but once you get playing it kind of feels like you’re just playing another game. … I think I just got more confident every series that I could go up against [Anze] Kopitar, or [Ryan] Johansen, or [Alex] Steen, [Jori] Lehtera or [Vladimir] Tarasenko," he said. After recording 20 points in the 2015-16 regular season, he has two goals and eight points in 25 games this season. Dec 6 - 11:30 AM

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Chris Tierney scored shorthanded on Monday to go the Sharks an early 1-0 lead.

It was his first of the season as the 22-year-old is a fourth line player at this time. He has five points in 19 games thus far and should hit the 20 point mark once again.
Nov 22 - 9:07 AM

Chris Tierney will open the regular season between Patrick Marleau and Joel Ward.

The 22-year-old will have plenty of experience and goal-scoring ability on his wings on Wednesday night when the Sharks host the Los Angeles Kings. The trio has the ability to give the Sharks excellent scoring depth this season.
Oct 12 - 2:22 PM

Chris Tierney found the back of the net in a 6-3 win against St. Louis on Monday.

Tierney has five goals and six points in 17 postseason games. During the regular season he recorded seven markers and 20 points in 79 contests.
May 24 - 10:15 AM

Chris Tierney netted a goal for the Sharks, who fell 6-3 to the Blues on Saturday night in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

This game was out of hand midway through the second period. Tierney scored the goal that cut the Sharks’ deficit to 5-2. He has three goals and four points in 16 playoff games this season. Melker Karlsson and Joe Pavelski got the other goals.
May 21 - 10:30 PM

The San Jose Sharks have been getting very good penalty killing in their first three games against St. Louis.

The Blues had the third best power play after the first two rounds of the playoffs, scoring at a 27.5 percent rate but the Sharks have held them to only one goal in nine attempts in the Conference Final. "We're playing really aggressive," center Chris Tierney said. "We're coming out hard on them and taking away their time and space. They've got a lot of skilled guys, if you give them time to set up and make plays they're going to hurt you."
May 21 - 7:41 AM

Coach Peter Deboer likes using Chris Tierney as the third-line center.

"I think he's been great," DeBoer said. "Throwing a lot of responsibility at him, a lot of challenges at him. You look at some of the teams we've played, some of the matchups he's had to deal with, he's risen to all of the occasions we've presented him." The trio of Tierney, Joel Ward and Melker Karlsson saw plenty of shifts against the Blues' combination of Jori Lehtera, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. St. Louis' top line posted seven shots on goal on Sunday, but Lehtera also had the game-winning goal. Still, Tierney went 6-for-10 in the faceoff circle and he has been doing solid work.
May 17 - 6:18 PM

Chris Tierney scored two goals in the San Jose Sharks 4-3 overtime loss to the Nashville Predators on Monday night.

Tierney scored the first two goals of the game, putting the Sharks up 2-0 in the first period. Tierney's first goal of the game was assisted by Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Tomas Hertl. Matt Nieto and Brent Burns drew the assists on Tierney's second goal. Tierney's goals were the second and third of the playoffs, giving him four points in 11 playoff games this campaign.
May 10 - 12:35 AM

Chris Tierney moved up to the third line center spot at the start of the third period Friday.

Coach Peter DeBoer switched Tierney and Matt Nieto as Tierney found himself between Patrick Marleau and Melker Karlsson while Nieto moved to the fourth line with Tommy Wingels and Nick Spaling. DeBoer thought that all four lines started to play better at that point and it resulted in the Sharks scoring five times in the final period for the win. Look for Tierney to start Game 2 on the third unit.
May 1 - 8:50 AM

Chris Tierney registered his first career playoff point during Friday's Game 5 clincher over the Kings.

Tierney's goal was special, check out the highlight below as it was a true goal-scorer's goal. Something one wouldn't expect from a player with seven career NHL goals through his rookie campaign. His tally put the Sharks up 2-0, they'd eventually put the Kings away 6-3.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 23 - 2:24 AM

Chris Tierney (undisclosed) will play Thursday night.

Tierney was out for "bumps and bruises" so it wouldn't be if Tuesday's absence was primarily motivated in a desire to get him as close to 100% as possible before the playoffs as oppose to him being simply unable to play. He has seven goals and 20 points in 77 games this season.
Apr 7 - 2:40 PM

Chris Tierney won't play Tuesday because of some undisclosed "bumps and bruises."

Michael Haley will play in Tierney's place. Tierney has registered seven goals and 20 points in 77 games this year.
Apr 5 - 1:43 PM

Chris Tierney was the recipient of the goal award to the Sharks after an accidental own-goal by Boyd Gordon of Arizona.

Not that Tierney wasn't in the right position to make a play on the puck, or that he hadn't attempted, but Gordon gave the Sharks the extra bit of help they needed to go up 2-0. Tierney now has six goals on the season with three coming over his last five games.
Jan 22 - 12:24 AM

Chris Tierney had a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Winnipeg Jets.

Tierney opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at the 15:18 mark of the first period, and he assisted on Joel Ward's empty net goal. The 21-year-old has four goals and 12 points in 39 games this season.
Jan 12 - 10:46 PM

Chris Tierney expected to play Saturday night versus Toronto.

The 21-year-old forward hasn't quite had the season of improvement the Sharks were hoping for in his sophomore campaign. He's posted just eight points in 36 games, down from 21 points in 43 games last season. However, he's just up from a stint in the AHL where he had two goals and three points in three games. Perhaps that'll get him going again.
Jan 9 - 6:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Joe Thornton
2Logan Couture
3Patrick Marleau
4Chris Tierney
5Micheal 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