Joe Pavelski
Joe Pavelski
Sharks - Center
NUMBER: 8
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
WEIGHT: 190
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 07/11/1984
AGE: 29
BIRTHPLACE: Plover, WI, USA
DRAFTED: SJS: 2003-205 overall

2011-12: Winner of the PlayStation “Three Stars of the Game” Award given to the Sharks player that accumulates the most three star of the games throughout the season…3rd in the League in faceoff percentage (58.7%) and T-6th in road plus/minus (+13)…T-1st on the team in goals (31, T-20th in NHL), 4th in points (31-29=61) and 1st in shots (269, 16th in NHL)…6th amongst League forwards in blocked shots (84) and 10th in takeaways (73)…Led the team in plus/minus (+18, career high), and has been a plus player in all six of his NHL seasons…Played all 82 games in a season for the second time in his career…Set a career high in goals…Finished the season on a four-game point streak (2-3=5)…Scored two goals on March 31 vs. Dallas, the first giving him 30-goals for the first time in a season. He became the first American Sharks player to reach 30-goals in a season…Registered his 300th career point with two goals vs. Colorado on March 26…Tied single-game career highs with two goals and four points (2-2=4) at Washington on Feb. 13…Scored a goal on Feb. 8 vs. Calgary, reaching the 20-goal plateau for the fourth consecutive season…His assist at Minnesota on Jan. 10 moved him past Marco Sturm for seventh all-time on the franchise points list (119-155=274)…Named co-Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for October along with Marc-Edouard Vlasic…Posted two points (2-0=2), both on power play goals, in his third consecutive opening night game on Oct. 8 vs. Phoenix [10/8/10 @ CBJ (0-2=2) and 10/1/09 @ COL (0-2=2)]...Playoffs: Second amongst team forwards in time on ice per game (21:00).

CAREER 2010-11: Set career highs for points, assists, power play goals and shots in a season…Led team, 11th in the League, in shots (282)…13th amongst League forwards in blocked shots (67)…T-12th in the League in power play goals (11)…Had a career-high 10-game point streak (19, 13 assists) from March 14-April 4…Scored his 100th goal on March 24, extending his point streak to six games, just one shy of tying his career high…Named NHL First Star of the Week for week ending March 20…His five-game assist streak from March 14-23 set a career high (10)…Tied the franchise record and set a career high with four assists at Dallas on March 15…Missed eight games (Dec. 29-Jan. 11, lower body)…Recorded his 100th assist on Oct. 30 vs. Anaheim…Less than 24 hours after the birth of his first child (son), led team with seven shots vs. New Jersey on Oct. 27…Posted two assists at Columbus in Stockholm on Oct. 8…Playoffs: Scored an overtime goal, the third of his playoff career, in WCQF Game 1 vs. Los Angeles.

2009-10: Fourth in the NHL in faceoff percentage (58.1)…Third on team with 25 goals...Set a career high with five game-winning goals (since tied)…Tied a franchise record with four points (two goals and two assists) in the third period vs. Nashville on March 11…Set a single-game career high with four points (a goal and three assists) on Jan. 18 vs. Calgary…Returned from Injured Reserve on Nov. 7 vs. Pittsburgh and posted two points (goal and an assist)…Placed on Injured Reserve on Oct. 5 (lower body)…Playoffs: T-7th in the NHL in postseason goals, T-3rd in GWG (three), T-1st in power play goals (five) and T-12th in points…Fourth in the League in shots (65)…Had a six-game point streak (12, seven goals and five assists) from April 20-May 4…First player since Mario Lemieux in 1992 to have three consecutive two-goal games (nine points on six goals and three assists, April 24-May 2)…Tied Marleau’s franchise record set in 2006 with his five-game goal streak (11 points, seven goals and four assists)…11 shots in WCSF Game 2 set a franchise record…Two power play goals in both Games 1 and 2 of the WCSF tied the franchise record for power play goals in a game…Four power play goals in the WCSF vs. Detroit tied his franchise record (2006) for a single round...In the first round, scored two game-winning goals (Game 2 and 4) and the series-clinching goal (Game 6)…Plus-4 in WCQF Game 6 tied a franchise single-game playoff record…Scored his second career playoff overtime game-winning goal in WCQF Game 4 (May 2, 2008 vs. Dallas, Game 5 WCSF)…Olympics: Won a silver medal with the United States and was a plus-2.

2008-09: Sixth amongst League forwards in blocked shots (74)...Led team in shots (266)...Eighth in the NHL in faceoff percentage (56.3) and T-11th in SH points (four)…Had a seven-game point streak 3-6=9) from March 21-April 2...Four-game goal streak (four) from Feb. 11-17 marked a career high...Posted three consecutive two-point games (4-2=6) from Nov. 28-Dec. 2, the first time he posted a three-game multi-point scoring streak...Set a franchise record for shots in a period with seven on Nov. 4 vs. Minnesota (third)...Playoffs: Seven shots in WCQF Game 5 vs. Anaheim tied the game high…World Championships: Two points (a goal and an assist) in five games.

2007-08: T-4th on team in goals and fifth in points…T-12th among League forwards, second among SJ forwards, in blocked shots (59)…Playoffs: T-2nd in NHL in game-winning goals (three)…Scored overtime game-winner in WCSF Game 5 vs. Dallas…Scored game-winning goal in WCQF Game 7 vs. Calgary.

2006-07: Among all NHL rookies, T-7th in game-winning goals (three) and T-8th in power play goals (five)…Recalled by San Jose on Nov. 22 and scored a goal in his first NHL game vs. Los Angeles that night…Playoffs: Scored goal in his second playoff game vs. Nashville in WCQF Game 4.

2005-06: 2006 RbK Division I Second Team All-American…Led the Badgers in five offensive categories…Playoffs: Named to the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team and INCH’s Second Team All-American…Had two assists as Wisconsin won their sixth NCAA Division I National Championship.

2004-05: T-5th in WCHA in points, T-1st in nation among freshmen…WCHA Rookie of the Week for Oct. 18-24…Named to the USCHO All-American Rookie Team, Rookie Team All-American by Inside College Hockey.com and the Rookie All-WCHA Team.

2003-04: Named USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year…Waterloo (USHL) captain was second on team in points, assists and plus/minus (plus-10), first in goals…Two-time USHL Player of the Week…Playoffs: Led Waterloo to their first Clark Cup and Junior A Championship…Second in USHL in scoring and goals…Other: Captain of 2004 USA Hockey Junior Select Team, which won the silver medal at the Viking Cup.

2002-03: USHL Rookie of the Year, named to USHL’s All-Rookie Team and a First Team All-USHL selection…Led team in goals (also USHL), points and shots (227)…Playoffs: T-1st on team, T-4th among all players in goals.

PERSONAL: “Pavs” lists these favorites: Fish (food); Golf (sport besides hockey); Trusting (personal quality he admires); Brett Hull (hockey idol); Chicago or Dallas (road city); Slap Shot (hockey movie); Kenny Chesney (artist)…Biggest influence on his hockey career was PK O’Handley, his coach in the USHL with the Waterloo Blackhawks…piece of equipment he pays most attention to is his sticks…favorite hockey moment was winning championships at the USHL and NCAA level…most exciting player to watch in the NHL is Pavel Datsyuk…If he could change one rule he would reduce the size of goaltenders goalie pads…Thinks Patrick Marleau is the best teammate to go on a double date with…Thinks Dan Boyle is the best San Jose Sharks player under pressure…Thinks the smartest guy on the Sharks is Tommy Wingels…Prefers taking a wrist shot compared to a slap shot, and delivering a body check vs. a poke check…Enjoys eating at Arbuckles and Betts Ice Cream when he returns to his hometown of Plover, WI.