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Sharks Sign Center Joe Pavelski to a Five-Year Contract Extension

Tuesday, 07.30.2013 / 11:00 AM / News

SAN JOSE, California – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed center Joe Pavelski to a five-year contract extension. The extension will commence on July 1, 2014 following the expiration of Pavelski’s current contract.

“Joe has been an important part of our success over the last several years and we are excited to have him with our club for the next six seasons,” said Wilson.

In 2012-13, Pavelski finished tied-for-third on the team in points (31), ranked third in goals (16), assists (15) and shots (130) and appeared in all 48 regular season games for San Jose. Amongst all NHL players, Pavelski ranked tied for sixth in game-winning goals (5), tied for fourth in home goals (13) and tied for ninth amongst League forwards in blocked shots (44).

He tied for the team lead with five game-winning goals, ranked second amongst Sharks forwards in blocked shots (44) and his five power-play tallies ranked tied for third. Pavelski recorded the second-highest time on ice per game amongst Sharks forwards (18:54), led forwards in shorthanded time on ice per game (1:33) and compiled a +2 plus/minus rating and 10 penalty minutes.

The seventh-year center played in all 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games for the Sharks, leading the team in points (12) and assists (8; tied) while ranking third in goals (4) and second in both power-play goals (3) and shots (36). Pavelski opened the playoffs by collecting eight points (four goals, four assists) in the four-game WCQF series against Vancouver, including tying a Sharks postseason franchise record by scoring two power-play goals in the series-clinching Game Four against the Canucks.

Pavelski, selected in the seventh round of the 2003 NHL Draft, ranks 10th amongst his draft class in points per game (0.70) and is the only player in the top-15 to be selected after the second round. Since 2010-11, he ranks tied for third in points (158) amongst all American-born players in the NHL and has been invited to attend Team USA’s Men's National Team Orientation Camp in August in preparation for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Pavelski won the silver medal with Team USA in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

The 29-year-old has recorded 336 points (150 goals, 186 assists), a +41 rating and 183 penalty minutes in 479 career NHL games with San Jose.

In 74 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has compiled 50 points (24 goals, 26 assists) and 30 penalty minutes. In franchise playoff history Pavelski currently ranks second in goals (24) and game-winning goals (7), third in points (50), fifth in assists (26), fourth in games played (74) and tied for first in overtime goals (3).

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

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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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