Captain “America” Joe Pavelski

Joe Pavelski is an American born hockey player and the current captain of the San Jose Sharks and has been a force to be reckoned with since he was brought up from the Worcester Sharks. Pavelski original wore number 53 now he wears number eight. Pavelski joined the Sharks in 2006 and right away started contributing on the scoresheet. He scored ten points in his first twelve games. Unfortunately an injury sidelined him for most of that season. 

Pavelski continued where he left off in the next season and was dominate in shootouts scoring seven out of 11 tries. He showed up big in multiple playoff games shedding his previos nickname of “Little Joe” and earning “The Big Pavelski.” In the past three seasons Pavelski is second in even strength and powerplay goals. In the recent season he has become lethal at tipping a shot from the point. It has been referred to by the Sharks broadcasters as a “Pavelskian” tip.

Pavelski has played for team USA and even captained the 2016 World Cup of Hockey team. He played for team USA in the 2010 and 2014 Olympic games. He is from Plover, Wis and supports the Green Bay Packers. Pavelski led his college team, Wisconsin State, to the NCAA championship and won it in 2006.