Ask the Sharks: Todd McLellan

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Wednesday, 02.16.2011 / 3:51 PM PT / 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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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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