Sharks Re-Sign Marleau and Pavelski

Thursday, 06.24.2010 / 8:30 AM PT / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
X
Share with your Friends


Sharks Re-Sign Marleau and Pavelski
Marleau
SAN JOSE, Calif. – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Group III un-restricted free agent forward Patrick Marleau and Group II restricted free agent forward Joe Pavelski to four-year contracts. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals was not disclosed.

“We are very pleased that Patty and Joe have committed to this organization now and in the future,” said Wilson. “They expressed a strong belief in the direction this franchise is heading but also understand the challenges to keeping a talented group like ours together.

Pavelski
“Both players had a tremendous regular season, excelled on the ice for their respective countries at the Winter Olympics and elevated their game in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. They have solidified their place in the game among the League’s top forwards and we are excited as an organization to have Joe and Patty back in San Jose to build on what we accomplished last season.”

Marleau, 30, recently completed his 12th NHL season, all of which have been played in San Jose. He ranks first on the all-time team’s list in nearly every offensive category, including games played (953), goals (320), assists (373), points (693), power play goals (97), game-winning goals (59) and shots (2,194).

Last season, Marleau set a career-high with 44 goals which tied for the second-most ever by a Sharks player in a single season (Nolan, 99-00). He finished fourth in the NHL in goals and 14th in the League in points (83). For the second consecutive season, Marleau was selected as the “Sharks Player of the Year” in a vote by the Bay Area media.

In addition, Marleau scored his 300th and 301st career NHL goals on Dec. 26 vs. Anaheim. He appeared in his 900th career game Dec. 1 vs. Ottawa and scored two goals. He became the fastest Shark to reach 30 goals in a season (47 games), surpassing Jonathan Cheechoo’s mark (50 games) from 2005-06. Marleau tied his career-high with a nine-game point streak from Oct. 17 - Nov. 4 and was named the NHL “Third Star of the Week” by recording nine points in four games from Oct. 19 - 25.

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Marleau helped lead the Sharks to the Western Conference Final, posting 13 points (eight goals, five assists) in 14 games. He scored the game-winning goals in Games Four (in overtime) and Five against the Detroit Red Wings in the Western Conference Semi-Finals. He also added five goals in four games against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final.

His eight playoff goals ranked him in a tie for tenth in the postseason and his three power play goals were also tied for tenth. Since the start of the 2003-04 season, Marleau has scored the third-most playoff goals of any NHL player (34).

Marleau was selected to represent Team Canada at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver where he captured the gold medal and recorded five points in seven games. He also represented Canada at the 1999, 2001, 2003 (gold medal) and 2005 (silver medal) IIHF Men’s World Ice Hockey Championships. He was named to Canada’s gold-medal winning 2004 World Cup of Hockey squad but did not play.

The six-foot-two, 220-pound native of Aneroid, Saskatchewan was originally selected by San Jose in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft (1st round, 2nd overall) one spot behind teammate Joe Thornton (Boston, 1st overall).

Pavelski, 25, posted 51 points in 2009-10, including tying his career-high in goals (25) while playing in only 67 games. He missed 15 games with a broken foot, suffered on Oct. 6 at Los Angeles. Finishing sixth on the team in scoring, his 25 goals ranked third on San Jose. Pavelski finished the regular season fourth in the NHL in faceoff percentage (58.1%).

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Pavelski led the team in goals (nine) and points (17) as well as plus/minus (+6), power-play goals (five) and game-winning goals (three) in 15 games. In the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Colorado Avalanche, he scored the game-tying goal with less than a minute left in Game Two, netted the game-winning goal in overtime in Game Three and the game-winning, series-clinching goal in Game Six. He added two goals against the Detroit Red Wings in Games One and Two of the Western Conference Semi-Finals.

Overall, his 17 postseason points tied him for 12th in the NHL and his nine goals ranked tied-for-seventh.

Pavelski was selected to represent the United States at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, posting three assists and a +2 plus/minus rating in six games en route to winning the silver medal.

The five-foot-eleven, 190-pound native of Plover, Wisconsin was selected by San Jose in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
Image Map