Players Deliver Tickets

Tuesday, 09.1.2009 / 4:19 PM PT / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Players Deliver Tickets
On Tuesday afternoon after the Sharks Captain’s Ice practice at Sharks Ice at San Jose, many of the players began what has become an annual event: delivering season tickets to the Teal faithful.

Almost every player, in addition to front office staffers, coaches and broadcasters will visit lucky season ticket holders over the next two weeks to thank them for their commitment to the team.

Forming a tag team for the first day of appearances, Joe Thornton and Devin Setoguchi were the surprise visitors to the homes of Philip and Cindy Carey and the residence of Bob Hencken. All are long time Sharks supporters.

Season ticket holders who were receiving visits were notified it might be wise to be at home. Hencken planned enough to have his daughter miss a bit of school to meet the special guests.

The players enjoyed the personalized visits as well and Thornton noted he couldn’t have imagined a Maple Leafs player dropping by his house when he was kid.

“We really don’t get to see the fans face-to-face too often, so it’s nice coming here, meeting them and giving them their season tickets for the year,” Thornton said. “I know they’re excited so it makes both of our days.”

“A lot of people say they’ve been season ticket holders since the Cow Palace and that’s (slightly before) I was born,” Setoguchi, who was born in 1987, said. “That’s pretty amazing to have all the fans who’ve been around here for awhile and for us to be here to give it to them. I know they appreciate it and we appreciate them supporting us.”

For Carey, it marked the first time she had ever met a player and had a conversation with them.

“They were as nice as people say hockey players are,” said Carey, who had rescheduled a lunch in San Francisco so she could be home. “All I know was Sharon Holman from the Sharks told me some special people would be out to deliver our tickets and wondered if I could be around.”

Carey was excited to meet whoever came by for the visit, but did enjoy the fact it was Thornton and Setoguchi.

“We would have been happy with Sharkie,” Carey said, “let alone most of the first line. How great is it that my grandkids have a picture with Joe and Devin.”








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