27 Facts About San Jose Sharks


San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California.

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The Sharks have advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals once, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016.

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In 1999, San Jose acquired former Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens star Vincent Damphousse.

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However, the San Jose Sharks were defeated in the second round of the playoffs by the Dallas Stars.

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The San Jose Sharks acquired Alyn McCauley and Wayne Primeau during this season.

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The trade re-energized the team, and with Nabokov sharing starting duties with backup goaltender Vesa Toskala, the San Jose Sharks rallied back from their early-season slump to clinch the fifth seed in the Western Conference.

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San Jose eventually lost to the Dallas Stars in the Western Conference Semi-finals.

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San Jose Sharks moved on to be hired as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with assistant coaches who were two former Sharks, Tim Hunter and Rob Zettler, to make up the Toronto coaching staff.

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Midway through the season, San Jose added playoff warrior Claude Lemieux to their roster.

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At the trade deadline, San Jose acquired checking-line winger Travis Moen and the injured defenseman Kent Huskins from the Anaheim Ducks.

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San Jose Sharks finished the regular season as presidents' Trophy champions with 53 wins and 117 points, both franchise records.

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San Jose signed forward Scott Nichol and added grit to the team by signing Joe Callahan, Jed Ortmeyer and Manny Malhotra, plus Benn Ferriero.

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On February 7,2010, San Jose acquired Niclas Wallin from the Carolina Hurricanes.

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On February 12,2010, San Jose traded Jody Shelley to the New York Rangers for a draft pick.

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San Jose Sharks finished the regular season leading the Western Conference with 113 points and being the second team in the NHL after the Washington Capitals.

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On July 1,2010, the San Jose Sharks signed goalie Antero Niittymaki from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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On September 2,2010, the San Jose Sharks signed former member of the Chicago Blackhawks and Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Antti Niemi to a one-year contract.

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Just like the year prior, the San Jose Sharks won the first three games of the series and lost the fourth but instead of replicating the previous year's success in Game 5, the San Jose Sharks dropped two more games as the Red Wings became the eighth team in NHL history to force a Game 7 after losing the first three games of a series.

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The San Jose Sharks continued their off-season retool by orchestrating a second transaction with the Wild, shipping Dany Heatley to Minnesota in exchange for Martin Havlat, both to relieve cap space as Heatley was slated to carry a cap hit $2.

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The San Jose Sharks ultimately lost the Stanley Cup Finals in the best-of-seven series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.

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San Jose Sharks left holding almost every offensive record in team history, such as power-play goals, goals, short-handed goals and games played.

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On July 13,2022, the San Jose Sharks traded longtime defenseman Brent Burns to the Carolina Hurricanes and signed forwards Oskar Lindblom, Nico Sturm, and defenseman Matt Benning.

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San Jose Sharks participated in the 2015 NHL Stadium Series by wearing a tricolor jersey of teal, white and black accented by the primary San Jose Sharks logo in front and a new "Northern California" alternate logo on the shoulders.

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Any time the San Jose Sharks go on the power play, the Jaws theme song is played while the fans do "The Chomp", extending their arms in front and moving them up and down to form a chomping jaw.

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San Jose Sharks have historically had rivalries with the two other California National Hockey League teams, the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings.

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San Jose Sharks hold an affiliation with a number of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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San Jose Sharks are scheduled to retire Patrick Marleau's No 12 on February 25,2023.

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