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Ask the Sharks: Todd McLellan

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Wednesday, 02.16.2011 / 6:51 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Ask the Sharks: Todd McLellan
San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan watches in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angeles Kings in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Nov. 15, 2010. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Have a question for Sharks coach Todd McLellan? Now’s your chance to ask it.

In a first for Ask the Sharks, we will be accepting questions for the head coach instead of a player. Send in your questions for McLellan to AsktheSharks@sjsharks.com or text QA (space) your question to 74499 and we’ll choose the top-10 questions for an interview with the Sharks head coach.

In 2009-10, McLellan led the Sharks to a first place finish in the Western Conference, a third consecutive Pacific Division title and a berth in the Western Conference Final. The team finished in the top-five among all NHL teams in goals per game (3.13), power play (21.0 percent), penalty killing (85.0), faceoff percentage (55.6) and even-strength goal differential (plus-32).

McLellan came to the Sharks during the summer of 2008 following his three-year stint working under Mike Babcock as assistant coach of the Detroit Red Wings. During that span, no NHL team won more games (162) or earned more standings points (352) than Detroit.

In his five seasons coaching in the NHL with San Jose and Detroit, McLellan’s teams have won one Stanley Cup (2008 with Detroit), three Presidents’ Trophies (2006 and 2008 with Detroit – finishing second overall in 2007, tying the Buffalo Sabres for first in points (113) but having three fewer wins – and 2009 with San Jose), three appearances in the Western Conference Final (2007 and 2008 with Detroit, and 2010 with San Jose) and five division titles.

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T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
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T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
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