2010-11 Marks Sharks 20th Anniversary

Sharks Unveil Anniversary Logos, Plan Festivities to Commemorate

Tuesday, 06.22.2010 / 12:59 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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2010-11 Marks Sharks 20th Anniversary
SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks are making plans to commemorate their 20th anniversary as an NHL franchise throughout the upcoming 2010-11 season. Granted an NHL franchise on May 9, 1990, the Sharks played their first game on Oct. 4, 1991, falling 4-3 at Vancouver. In 2010, San Jose will open their 20th year as an NHL franchise with back-to-back games against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Stockholm, Sweden on Oct. 8 and 9.

In conjunction with the milestone, the team has designed several special 20th anniversary marks that will be used in various locations – including the center ice logo at HP Pavilion for all home games and on sjsharks.com – as well as released a patch that will be donned on the team’s game sweaters and helmets.

All season long, the team will wear a 20th Anniversary San Jose Sharks patch on their sweater that will be placed on the left sleeve underneath the player’s number and above the stripe. The patch, which is 5¼” x 1¾”, combines the modern Shark with a powerful “double-XX” design, using the Roman numeral for the number “20” celebrating the team’s anniversary. This patch will also be placed on each player’s helmet.

All of the 20th anniversary artwork was created by Terry Smith, who also designed the team’s original logo, as well as the updated team marks that were introduced prior to the 2007-08 season.

Additional plans to commemorate the team’s 20th anniversary on- and off-the-ice will be announced throughout the summer.

Since entering the NHL in 1991-92, the Sharks have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs 13 times and their 24 playoff series played during that time are tied for the seventh-most out of any NHL franchise. Over the past 12 seasons, the Sharks have 11 postseason appearances including one Presidents’ Trophy, two Western Conference Regular Season Championships, five Pacific Division Championships and two appearances in the Western Conference Final. Since 2003-04, the Sharks are one of only three teams to make the postseason in each season and their 13 playoff series played in that time span are second-most in the NHL, behind only the Detroit Red Wings.

Upon their inception, the Sharks played their first two seasons at the Cow Palace in Daly City, just south of San Francisco. The team moved to HP Pavilion at San Jose (then San Jose Arena) for the start of the 1993-94 season. Since moving to HP Pavilion, nearly 11 million (10,954,414) fans have attended 638 regular season games. In 2009-10, the Sharks total attendance marked a franchise-high, with 719,904 fans attending the team’s 41 regular season games.

“Fans all over the Bay Area have embraced this franchise and its players from Day One,” stated President and Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Valley Sports & Entertainment Greg Jamison. “As the cornerstone of an immense downtown redevelopment project that began more than 20 years ago, our organization and HP Pavilion have grown up alongside San Jose and become truly engrained in the fabric of our community.

“As we look back with great pride over the team’s first 20 seasons, we keep one eye securely focused on the next 20 as we continue to strive towards our goal of bringing a Stanley Cup Championship to the Bay Area.”

The Sharks will be releasing a line of 20th Anniversary merchandise on Tues., July 6 that will be exclusively available at the Sharks Store. Sharks Store summer hours are 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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