“Jumbo” Joe Thornton

The San Jose Sharks acquired Joe Thornton in 2005 in the middle of the 2005-06 season which changed completely changed the organization in the long run. Joe Thornton was the 1st overall draft picked in his draft year with Patrick Marleau being the second.  The Sharks traded Marco Sturm, Wayne Primeau, and Brad Stuart to the Boston Bruins for Thornton.  In the season he was traded he put up 125 points in 81 games with both teams and won the Art Ross Trophy, leagues tops scorer. Continue reading

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2017 Playoffs

The Shark finished regular season in the 3rd place in the division. They started their playoff run against the Edmonton Oilers  on April 12th .  The Sharks had two major injuries to their top centers at the end of the regular season, Joe Thornton and Logan Couture.  A player shot a puck which hit couture in the mouth causes a lot of damage. Thornton went into the boards awkwardly and ended up hurting his knee. Both missed the remaining games of the regular season.  Continue reading

Sharks History 1994-2003

For the first two seasons the San Jose Sharks played their home games in San Francisco at the Cow Palace. In the 1993-94 season the San Jose Sharks moved to the San Jose Arena, their new home in San Jose.  Also the well-known mascot S.J Sharkie was introduced to the public. In their first season at their new arena they had an amazing turnaround from the previous season and ended with 82 points and made the playoffs. It was an NHL record 58 point jump from the previous season Continue reading

Rookie Profile: Kevin Labanc

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The San Jose Sharks Sharks drafted right wing Kevin Labanc in the 6th round of the 2014 draft (171 overall). Before breaking into the NHL this season Labanc played in the OHL with the Barrie Colts. The OHL is one of the three big junior ice hockey league’s in Canada. He played for the Colts for three seasons accumulating 269 points in 198 games. He had two season with over 100 points and made the cut for the Sharks camp in 2016. Continue reading

Mr. San Jose Shark

Patrick Marleau’s tenor with the Sharks has lasted 20 years so far. He was the San Jose Sharks first round 2nd overall pick in the 1997 draft. Marleau hails from Saskatchewan, Canada. He is the face of the organization since he joined the team. Marleau is now 37 and holds most of the teams records when it comes to goals, games played, and points. He has played 1479 games in the NHL so far, all having been with the Sharks. He became the youngest player to reach the 1400 games played milestone.  He met his wife is San Jose and they started a family in the Bay Area. Continue reading

History of the San Jose Sharks 1967-1994

It all began in 1991, well technically 1967. The California Golden Seals were the first official bay area NHL team. The team struggled out the gate after an unsuccessful tenor in Oakland and the Seals moved to Cleveland in 1976.  After worse attendance then in Oakland, the team merged with the Minnesota North Stars and eventually became the Dallas Stars in 1997. Continue reading