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Sheppard is Brocade 'Sharks Player of the Month'

Tuesday, 04.01.2014 / 2:15 PM / News
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Sheppard is Brocade \'Sharks Player of the Month\'
Sharks forward James Sheppard has been selected as the Brocade \"Sharks Player of the Month\" for February and March.

SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that forward James Sheppard (@jimmysheppard15) has been selected as the Brocade (@BRCDcomm) "Sharks Player of the Month" for February and March. Only one player was selected "Player of the Month" for February and March because of the Olympic Break (Feb. 9-25).

Sheppard finished the months of February and March with 14 points (3-11=14) in 20 games, ranking 2nd on the Sharks in assists (11) and plus-minus rating (+10) during that time. He registered his first career five-game point streak from Feb. 5 to Mar. 4, posting five points (1-4=5) and a plus-5 rating during that span. Sheppard was also named one of the three stars of the game a total of four times, earning second star honors on three separate occasions.

This is the first time Sheppard has been named Brocade Player of the Month.

Established in the 1996-97 season, the Brocade "Sharks Player of the Month" program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team's success each month. Brocade will donate $2,500 on behalf of the player(s) to the Sharks Foundation. In addition, one player will be selected as the Brocade "Sharks Player of the Year" at the conclusion of the season and Brocade will donate $5,000 on his behalf to The Sharks Foundation. The Sharks Player of the Month and Year award program has donated more than $300,000 to the Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.

"Both Brocade and the Sharks Foundation share a commitment to giving back to the community that so strongly supports us. We applaud the Sharks Foundation's dedication to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community with an emphasis in the areas of Education, Health and Safety, and Character Development. We are honored to make a charitable contribution to the Sharks Foundation to commemorate the hard work and dedication of the Sharks Player of the Month," John Noh, a Brocade executive commented.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 48 31 11 6 145 115 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 COL 50 21 18 11 131 141 53
11 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 49 25 18 9 43
L. Couture 49 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 45 10 29 0 39
B. Burns 49 11 25 -5 36
P. Marleau 49 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 49 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 48 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 43 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 11 5 .911 2.58
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