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Evgeni Nabokov
Evgeni Nabokov
Goaltender  - SJS
(yev-GEN-ee nuh-BAH-kahv)
Number: 20
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 202
Catches: Left
Born: Jul 25, 1975  (Age 41)
Birthplace: Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
Drafted: SJS / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 9th (219th overall)
2009-2010: Became only the second goaltender in NHL history to record three consecutive 40-win seasons…Earned PlayStation “Sharks Three Stars of the Year” Award by compiling the most three star awards throughout the season…Recorded his 50th career shutout on March 25 vs. Dallas with 27 saves…Posted a 2-1-0 record with Russia at the 2010 Olympics…2nd in the League in wins (44), 10th in goals against average (2.43) and 6th in save percentage (.922)…Is 243-32-23 when he gets 3+ goals of support in his career (including shootout wins)…Set a career high with 50 saves on Feb. 11 at Detroit…Set an NHL record on Feb. 11 at Detroit when he won his 11th consecutive road game (Nov. 21 vs. Anaheim - Feb. 11 at Detroit)…Named NHL's Third Star of the Week ending Nov. 1. Nabokov posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.97 goals-against average and .963 save percentage and made six of seven shootout saves on Oct. 28 vs. LA…Recorded his 49th career shutout with 27 saves vs. Pittsburgh on Nov. 7…Posted his first shutout of the season, Oct. 12 vs. Phoenix (0-1 SOL). It was his seventh shutout of the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise, most in NHL history…Surpassed Frank Brimsek for 36th on the all-time NHL wins list with his 253rd victory at New York Islanders on Oct. 17. It marked his 500th career NHL game…Earned his 250th career NHL victory, tying him with Johnny Bower for 37th on the all-time list, on Oct. 3 at Anaheim

2008-2009: 2nd in the League in wins (41), T-4th in shutouts (7) and T-12th in goals against average (2.44)…With his next win, he will become the 38th goalie in NHL history to win 250 career games. When he gets his 250th win, it will tie him with Hall of Famer Johnny Bower for 37th all-time...Shutout Colorado on April 7 and stopped all three shootout attempts in a 1-0 victory. It was Nabby's 8th career shutout win, but only his second win at home, by a score of 1-0. His only other win at home by a 1-0 score was Feb. 29, 2004 vs St. Louis...The 1-0 shootout win vs. Colorado on April 7 was the first 1-0 shootout win in Sharks history. The Sharks have won only two other regular season games ever by a 1-0 score that ended after regulation: Jan. 15, 2002 at Colorado (Selanne OT goal, winning goalie was Nabby) & Nov. 4, 2005 at Anaheim (Goc OT goal, winning goalie Nolan Schaefer)...Reached the 40-win mark for the second consecutive season with a 2-1 victory at Edmonton on April 2...Is 200-26-13 when he gets 3+ goals of support in his career...Picked up 6th shutout of the season on March 15 at Anaheim, making 34 saves...Missed seven games (2-flu, 5-lower body injury) Feb. 26 thru March 12...Earned his 30th victory of the season on Feb. 19 vs. Los Angeles. It marks his fifth 30-win season in his eight-year career…Set a Sharks franchise record for individual shutout streak spanning 170:58 from Jan. 20 - Jan. 31...Posted his 43rd career shutout, third of the season, with 31 saves at Colorado on Jan. 27...Posted his second shutout of the season, 42nd career, with 33 saves vs. Vancouver on Dec. 23...Played in his 450th career game on Dec. 13 vs. St. Louis (5-4 W)...Posted his 41st career shutout, first of the season, with 31 saves vs. Anaheim on Dec. 11...Tied a career-high with a 10-game winning streak from Oct. 28 - Dec. 4 posting a .920 save percentage (241/262) and a 2.08 goals against average (21 goals against / 605 minutes played) in that span...Allowed only one goal for the second consecutive night Oct. 11 vs. Los Angeles, making 12 saves...Won season-debut with 28 saves vs. Anaheim on Oct. 9.

2007-08: Named to the NHL First All-Star Team…Finished second in the voting for the Vezina Trophy (top goaltender) and seventh for the Hart Memorial Trophy (most valuable player)…Named Seagate Technology “ Sharks Player of the Year”…46 wins were the fourth most in a single season in NHL history (48- Brodeur, NJ - 2006-07; 47 - Parent, PHI- 1973-74; 47 - Luongo, VAN - 2006-07)…77 appearances were tied for the League lead and tied for third most in NHL history…Led NHL in wins (46), second in minutes played (4560:56), T-3rd in shutouts (six) and T-3rd in goals-against average (2.14)…Second in the League in one-goal wins (25)…Career record of 8-11 in shootouts…Tied single season high with his 67th appearance (2001-02) on March 11 at Nashville. He reached the 40-win plateau for the first time with a 2-1 victory…Victory at Chicago on March 7 gave him 38 on the season which set a personal single season high and a Sharks franchise high for a single season. It also marked his 200th win in his 418th game (200-149-29)…Stopped Rick Nash’s penalty shot on Feb. 8 vs. Columbus, making him 4-for-4 on the year and 9-for-12 in his career on penalty shots…Reached the 30-win plateau for the fourth time in his career, first since 2003-04 season, on Feb. 8 vs. Columbus…Named as a Western Conference All-Star (also appeared in 2000-01 ASG). Became the first All-Star goaltender to not allow a goal in a period since
Nikolai Khabibulin in 2002. Also did not allow a goal in the Skills competition…Had 40th career shutout at Edmonton on Jan. 29, making only 13 saves, the fewest ever in a Sharks shutout…His 43 consecutive starts to start the season was the NHL’s second-longest streak since 1989-90. Martin Brodeur (NJ), 44 starts from Jan. 3-April 13, 1996, is the only goalie to have a longer streak in that time. He was 25-12-6 with a 1.99 GAA, a .918 save percentage and five shutouts in that time…Started 50 consecutive games from March 24, 2007 at Carolina through Jan. 12, 2008 vs. Toronto, a franchise record previously held by Chris Terreri (24 games, Nov. 16, 1995 at St. Louis through Jan. 8, 1996 vs. Florida). In that time, he was 30-12-7 with a .916 save percentage (1117/1219), a 2.08 GAA (102 goals against/2947 minutes played)
and five shutouts…Named NHL’s Third Star of the Month for December as he posted a 10-4-1 record, 1.96 GAA and .925 save percentage in 15 games…Named NHL’s Third Star for week ending Dec. 30, posting a record of 3-0-0, a 1.34 GAA, a .949 save percentage and one shutout…Named Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Month” for December…His shutout streak of 271:20 against Phoenix was the longest individual goalie shutout streak vs. any team in franchise history. It was the second longest stretch in the NHL since 1989, with only Dominik Hasek’s 281:57 against the New York Rangers from Nov. 28, 1997-Nov. 25, 1998 surpassing it…Won the longest shootout in Sharks history by stopping four of six shots at Anaheim on Dec. 16…Earned his third consecutive shutout against Phoenix on Dec. 7.
His 27-save performance extended his shutout streak against the Coyotes to 230:47…Named League’s No. 2 Star of the Week from Nov. 12-18 by posting a 3-0-1 record with a .96 GAA, .959 save percentage and two shutouts…Named Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Month” for October…Playoffs: Appeared in his 50th postseason game in Game 4 of the WCQF at Calgary on April 15…Recorded his sixth postseason shutout, his first since April 26, 2007 vs. Detroit, in Game 2 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 10 by stopping 21 shots…World Championships: Posted 5-0-0 record with a 1.78 GAA, .929 save percentage and two shutouts in helping Russia to a gold medal…Voted as a Media All-Star…Voted Russia’s best player by the coaches…Voted the “Best Goalkeeper” by the Directorate.

2006-07: T-2nd in the NHL in shut outs, T-6th in goals-against average and 12th in save percentage. Finished the season with an 11-0-3 record in his last 15 appearances, with a .935 save percentage (377/403), a 1.80 GAA ( 26 GA/868 minutes played) and three shutouts. Registered   22-save shutout vs. Edmonton on March 11. Started a season high 14 consecutive games (7-4-2, 4 shutouts) from Feb. 14-March 15. Named NHL's Third Star of the Week for march 5-11 by posting a 2-0-1 record with a 0.66 GAA ( 2 GA/183 minutes played) and a .976 save percentage (83/85). Set a franchise record for individual shutout streak (166:07) March 2 at Dallas through March 9 vs. Vancouver. Posted back-to-back shutouts for the fist time since Feb. 3, 2004 vs. Florida (3-0) and Feb. 5, 2004 vs. Phoenix (5-0), by blanking Dallas on March 4. Missed Feb. 13 game at St. Louis to attend the birth of his second child and first son Andrei on Feb. 12. Tweaked his groin in the first period vs. Dallas and left the game after the period ended. Named co-winner of Seagate Technology "Sharks Player of the Month" along with Vesa Toskala for the month of November, posting a 4-2 mark in seven appearances, along with a 2.0 GAA and .929 save percentage. Earned his third shutout of the season in a 2-0, 24 save victory vs. New Jersey on Nov. 25. Faced season-high 44 shots Nov. 21 at Anaheim. 40 saves at Colorado on Nov.15 were the most for a Sharks goaltender since his 40 save-shutout at Ottawa on Jan. 12, 2005. Left game after first period at Phoenix on Nov. 11 due to injury. Earned his third victory of the season, stopping 18 of 20 shots on Oct. 29 at Tampa Bay. Saved 37 of 39 shots on Oct. 25 at Detroit. Notched his second shutout in a 2-0, 32-save victory vs. Dallas on Oct. 17. Posted a shutout in his first start of the season, 2-0 on Oct. 7 vs. the New York Islanders. Playoffs: Posted fifth postseason shutout in a 2-0 victory on April 26 at Detroit in WCSF Game 1, stopping 34 shots. Stopped 23 of Nahsville's 25 shots, including 14 in the first period, on April18 vs. Nashville in WCQF Game 4 win. Earned a 19-save victory on April 16 vs. Nashville in WCQF Game 3. made 39 saves in 2 OT on April 11 at Nashville in WCQF Game 1, earning the win.

2005-06: Earned win on March 19 vs. Colorado in first appearance after missing five games with an abdominal contusionSigned a four-year contract extension on Feb. 7Lost in a 2-0 shutout in his first action after the Olympic break against Calgary on March 4Posted first shutout Jan. 12 at Ottawa, making a season-high 40 saves Victorious in three starts (3-0-0) from Jan. 7-12, posting a 1.34 goals-against average and a .957 save percentage Victorious in four consecutive starts, allowing just six goals (1.57) from Dec. 2-16Missed two consecutive games due to a groin injury suffered at Buffalo on Dec. 2Earned win at Buffalo on Dec. 2, despite leaving with a sore groinLost his first shootout on Nov. 12 against Dallas (2-3 L)Played 26:41 at Columbus on Oct. 21 before being forced to leave with upper body sorenessStarted six consecutive games from Oct. 8-21, posting a 3-1-1 record Picked up third win on Oct. 15 vs. Chicago, making 24 saves...Stopped 26 of 27 shots against Columbus on Oct. 12 to win the Sharks home openerEarned the Sharks first win of the season by stopping 20 shots at St. Louis on Oct. 8In 37:07 of relief time, stopped 10 shots at Chicago on Oct. 7Olympics: His 1.34 GAA in seven games (5-2-0) was second best among Olympic goaltendersPosted three shutouts, including blanking the gold-medal winning Swedish team...Playoffs: Made lone postseason appearance in Game Four of the WCSF at Edmonton on May 12 in relief of Vesa Toskala.

2004-05: Played part of the season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk (Russia)Earned a victory in his first start.

2003-04: Posted his 3rd 30-win season and set new franchise record for most shutouts in a single-season with 9th on March 31 at LA in 3-0 win (previous high was 7, set by Nabokov in 2001-02)...Finished regular season with his 31st win of the season on April 4 vs. LA in 4-3 OT win...T-3rd overall in the NHL in shutouts (9)...Earned 25th victory of the season on March 18 at Los Angeles (3 GA, 31 Shots Against, 60 MIN), reaching that win plateau in three of the past four seasons...Posted a 5-game winning streak from Feb. 19-March 3, going 5-0-0, with a 2.00 GAA, 1 shutout and a .931 SV% (career best and tied for franchise record with Arturs Irbe, is 7 games, set by Nabokov from Jan. 30-Feb. 28, 2002)...Recorded NHL Milestone 25th career shutout (becoming the 62nd player in League history) and set franchise single-season record (8) for shutouts in a season after blanking St. Louis 1-0 on Feb. 29...Named NHL Defensive Player of the Month for February after posting an 8-2-0 record, 1.75 goals-against average, .934 save percentage and three shutouts as the Sharks extended their Pacific Division lead to six points in addition to allowing two or fewer goals in 8 of 10 games...Posted a 13-6-2 (3 OTL) record with a 1.45 goals-against average and a .946 save percentage with 6 shutouts in first 21 games returning from groin injury (Dec. 11 -Feb. 5)...Went undefeated in 6 games from Dec. 21-31, posting a 5-0-1 record, two shutouts, .948 SV% and a 1.32 GAA...Celebrated 100th career win on Jan. 10 vs. Atlanta in 5-2 win...Missed Jan. 5 game to attend funeral in Toronto...Missed seven games (Nov. 22-Dec. 6) with injured groin...Recorded win Nov. 21 in 5-0 shutout at Phoenix despite leaving after first period with sore groin...Received a day off on Nov. 15 vs. Toronto and did not dress...Played 200th career game Oct. 9 at Edmonton...Recorded 18th career shutout and first of the season on Oct. 16 vs. Philadelphia in 0-0 T, marking the franchise's seventh scoreless tie and the fourth that Nabokov has been part of...Posted first victory of season Nov. 1 at Florida in 6-2 win.

2002-03: Stopped a Martin St. Louis penalty shot on March 24 vs. Tampa Bay. . .Missed 4 games from March 15-22 with back injury. . .Posted 3-game win streak from Feb. 21-27. . .Posted 3rd shutout of the season and 17th of career with 29-save effort on Feb. 21 vs. Columbus. . .Became franchise's all-time leader in decisions (175) in 2-3 loss on Feb. 17 at Los Angeles. . .Tied Arturs Irbe atop the franchise's all-time decisions list (174) with loss on Feb. 10 at Detroit. . .Became franchise's all-time leader in minutes played (10,287) and goaltender games played (184), passing Arturs Irbe in each category, in a 6-2 win on Feb. 5 vs. Carolina. . .Posted 3-game win streak from Jan. 25-28, allowing only 2 goals over the three games. . .Posted 2nd shutout of the season and 16th of career with 32-save effort on Jan. 27 at Los Angeles. . .Finished 4th among all NHL goaltenders in wins (33) during the 2002 calendar year. . .Posted 1st shutout of the season and 15th of career with 34-save effort on Dec. 14 vs. Washington. . .Posted three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) from Nov. 16-21. . .Posted career-high 46 saves Nov. 19 at Washington, putting together his second 2-game winning streak of the season (Nov. 16-19 and Nov. 3-5). . .Posted 3-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) from Nov. 3-7. . .Played in first game of the season on Oct. 27 at Chicago, stopping 18 shots. . .Agreed to terms on Oct. 22.

Career: T-2nd in NHL in shutouts (7). . .3rd in NHL in wins (37, franchise season record). . .T-8th in NHL in games played (67), 7th in minutes played (3,901). . .Set new season franchise record besting his own previous mark set in 2000-01 with 33rd win of the season on April 2 vs. Anaheim. . .Tied his own franchise season record with 32nd win of the season on March 26 vs. Dallas. . .Became 7th goaltender (1st in franchise history) in NHL history to score a goal and 1st netminder ever to score a power play goal on March 10 at Vancouver. . .Tied Arturs Irbe's franchise record with personal 7-game win streak from Jan. 30-Feb. 28. . .Named NHL Player of the Month and Seagate Technology Sharks Player of the Month for February after posting a 6-0-0 record, 1.17 goals-against average, .952 save percentage and two shutouts. . .Named NHL Player of the Week for Feb. 4-10 after posting a 3-0-0 record, 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and 2 shutouts. . .Set new career franchise win record (58th career victory) and set new franchise single-season record with his 7th shutout of the year (besting his own mark of 6, set last season) on Feb. 10 vs. Carolina. . .Tied Arturs Irbe's franchise career record for wins with 26-save effort on Feb. 8 vs. Chicago. . .Posted 6th shutout of the season with 26 save effort on Feb. 6 vs. Calgary. . .Moved into second place on the Sharks all-time win list (54), passing Mike Vernon, on Jan. 17 vs. NY Islanders. . .Posted 5th shutout of the season (and 2nd consecutive blanking at the Pepsi Center) with 38 save effort on Jan. 15 at Colorado. . .Registered 9-game unbeaten streak (8-0-1-0), Nov. 27-Dec. 19. . .Became franchise's all-time shutout leader with 11th career shutout (38 saves) on Dec. 14 at Colorado, the site of his first career shutout (Jan. 19, 2000 at Colorado). . .Named Seagate Technology Sharks Player of the Month for November after posting a 7-5-1 record (2 overtime losses), 2.04 GAA and .925 save percentage. . .Played in 100th career game on Dec. 6 at Calgary. . .Named runner-up for NHL Player of the Week for Nov. 26-Dec. 2 after posting a 3-0-0 record, 1.33 GAA, .955 save percentage and one shutout. . .Tied Steve Shields' franchise mark for shutouts (10) Nov. 29 vs. Pittsburgh. . .Posted 6-game unbeaten streak (5-0-1-0) from Oct. 27-7, allowing 2 goals or less in each game. . .Posted 5-game win streak from Oct. 27-Nov. 7. . .Named runner-up for NHL Player of the Week for Oct. 29-Nov. 4 after posting a 3-0-0-0 record, 1.67 GAA and .938 save percentage. . .Posted 9th career shutout with 16 saves on Oct. 27 vs. Columbus. Posted 8th career shutout with 19 saves on Oct. 6 vs. Minnesota, his second career 0-0 deadlock. . .Playoffs: 1 win shy of tying Arturs Irbe for first place on the franchise's all-time playoff win list. . .Picked up second career postseason assist on May 1 at COL in 6-3 win (G1, WCS), currently franchise leader (2). . .Clinched first career playoff series win and franchise's fastest series victory ever on April 26 vs. Phoenix (G5, WCQ). . .Stopped 35 shots in 4-1 W on 4/22 at PHX (G3, WCQ). . .Stopped 21 shots to pick up first career home playoff victory April 17 vs. Phoenix (G1, WCQ)...2000-01: Captured Calder Memorial Trophy as the "player selected as the most proficient in his first year of competition in the National Hockey League," garnering a total of 565 points and 50 of 62 first place votes. . .Finished 4th overall in voting for the Vezina Trophy as the "goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position". . .Selected to the NHL's All-Rookie team. . .Named The Sporting News NHL Rookie of the Year in a vote among NHL players. . .11th in NHL in wins (32), 6th in GAA (2.19, setting a Sharks single season record), T-10th in save percentage (.915), 7th in games played (66) and 8th in minutes (3,700). . .Among rookie (Calder Trophy eligible) goaltenders: 1st in games played (66), 1st in minutes played (3,700), 1st in wins (32), 1st in shots against (1,582), 1st in shutouts (6), 3rd in GAA (2.19) and 3rd in save percentage (.915). . .Helped San Jose to the 3
rd lowest combined GAA in the NHL (2.30). . .Held opponents to 2 or fewer goals in 46 of 63 starts. . .Held opponents to 3 goals or less in 57 of 63 starts. . .Led NHL in GAA on the road (1.94, only netminder to have sub-2.00 road GAA) and road save percentage (92.84%). . .Set franchise record with 6th shutout of the season, stopping 23 shots, in a 3-0 win vs. Phoenix on April 5. . .Named Seagate Technology "Sharks Player of the Year" and Playstation "Rookie of the Year". . .Set franchise record with 31st win of the season on April 2 vs. Minnesota. . .Tied Sharks franchise record with 30th win of the season on March 27 vs. Los Angeles. . .Tied franchise single season record with his 5th shutout of the season (27 saves) on March 26 at Los Angeles, a 0-0 deadlock. . .Shared shutout with Kiprusoff, making 20 saves, and posted 2nd assist of the season in a 3-0 win vs. Montreal on March 12. . .Allowed 4 goals in 4 starts (Feb. 16-23). . .Posted 4th shutout of the season (19 saves) on Feb. 16 at Nashville. . .Named NHL Player of the Week for Jan. 22-28 after posting a 2-0-1 record, 1.30 GAA, and a .947 save percentage. . .Stopped 11 of 16 shots in 20 minutes of action for the World Team All-Stars at the 51st NHL All-Star Game on Feb. 4 in Colorado, his 1st career All-Star selection. . .Finished 2nd overall among goaltenders in the NHL SuperSkills competition at the All-Star weekend. . .Ranked 2nd in winning percentage (.721), 2nd in GAA (2.01) and T-1st in save percentage (.924) among goaltenders during the 2000 calendar year (Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2000, minimum 25 games played). . .Named Seagate Technology "Sharks Player of the Month" for December. . .Named NHL Rookie of the Month for December (the 2nd consecutive month) after posting a 7-2-2 record, 2.11 GAA, .924 save percentage and 2 shutouts. . .Became 1st rookie since Patrick Lalime (Dec. and Jan., 1996-97) to win the award in consecutive months. . .Posted 8-game (6-0-1) unbeaten streak from Dec. 12-28. . .Posted 20th win in 28th game becoming the 2nd fastest rookie goaltender since 1990-91 to reach the 20-win mark (Lalime, 27 games, 1996-97 with Pittsburgh). . .In addition, his 20 wins in 28 games is tied for the 3rd quickest mark since 1990-91 for fewest starts to reach his 20th win of the season (Osgood, 1995-96, and Brodeur, 1996-97, 26 games each. Lalime, 1996-97, 27 games). . .1st goaltender in NHL to crack the 20-win plateau with a 29 save effort in a 2-1 win on Dec. 26 at Los Angeles. . .Posted 3rd shutout of the year (31 saves) in 2-0 win at Detroit on Dec. 20. . .Runner-up for NHL Player of the Week honors from Dec. 11-17 with a 3-0-0 record, 1.32 GAA and .951 save percentage. . .Did not allow an even strength goal in 207:46 of ice time from Nov. 25-Dec. 8. . .Posted 2nd shutout of the season (3rd of his career), making 21 saves, in an 8-0 win on Dec. 4 at Calgary. . .Named NHL Rookie of the Month for November with an 8-2-1 record, 1.96 GAA, .925 save percentage and 1 shutout. . .Made season-high 36 saves in 3-2 OT win on Nov. 3 vs. Anaheim. . .Posted 11-game unbeaten streak (9-0-2-0) from Oct. 20-Nov. 14, tying the mark for the longest individual streak in Sharks history (Shields, 11 games, 9-0-2, March 9-April 9, 1999). . . Runner up for NHL's Player of the Week for Nov. 6-12, after posting a 2-0-0 record, 0.97 GAA, .964 save percentage and 1 shutout. . . Posted 2nd career shutout, making 24 saves, and registered 1st career assist in 4-0 win at NYI on Nov. 11. . .Picked up OT victory (the 1st of his career) in San Jose's franchise record tying 9-game unbeaten streak and 6-game road unbeaten streak (Oct. 18-Nov. 8), Nov. 8 at Chicago. . .Named Seagate Technology "Sharks Player of the Month" for October and was runner-up for NHL Rookie of the Month for October after an impressive 5-1-1 mark, 1.75 goals-against average and a .938 save percentage. . .Stopped 1st career penalty shot in Sharks 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Nov. 1. . .Posted four consecutive victories (Oct. 20-25), all on the road, which tied a franchise record for consecutive wins away from home. . .Made th
en season-high 35 saves in 3-1 win at Columbus, the Sharks 1st ever win against the Blue Jackets. . .Made 21 saves in 3-1 win at Minnesota on Oct. 20, the Sharks 1st regular season victory against the Wild. . .Made 1st career back-to-back starts, Oct. 14 vs. Boston and Oct. 18 at Dallas. . .Playoffs: Missed 2 games (April 17-19) with back injury. . .Posted 1st playoff win and 1st playoff shutout (28 saves) in Game 2 at St. Louis on April 14 (1-0 W). . .One of 22 goalies and 4th since 1980 to record a shutout in their 1st or 2nd career playoff start . .One of seven goalies since 1943-44 to record a shutout in their 1st career playoff win. . .Made 1st career playoff start in Game 1 at St. Louis on April 12 (1-3 L). . .Combined with Kiprusoff to become 1st goaltending duo since 1995 (Washington's Jim Carey and Olaf Kolzig) to capturetheir 1st career playoff wins in the same series. . .

1999-00: Recorded 3-1 win and stopped 25 of 26 shots April 7 at Phoenix. . .Picked up his 1st NHL victory March 2 vs. Carolina, facing 2 shots in 35+ minutes of relief. . .Recalled from Kentucky (AHL) Feb. 26 after being assigned to Kentucky (AHL) Feb. 24 and shutout Cincinnati Feb. 25 in 1st of 2 games on assignment with Thoroughblades. . .Shutout the Colorado Avalanche for a 0-0 tie in his 1st NHL start, stopping 39 shots, Jan. 19 opposite Patrick Roy. . .Played in 1st career NHL game Jan. 1 at Nashville, stopping all 4 shots in relief of Shields. . .1st career goal allowed came on Jan. 11 vs. St. Louis while skating to the bench on a delayed penalty call, then the puck went into the net after being last touched by Matteau. . . Recalled from the Cleveland Lumberjacks (IHL) on Dec. 30, 1999. . .Previously recalled from Cleveland Dec. 19-22, making no appearances. . .With Cleveland, posted a 12-4-3 record with a 2.68 GAA. . .

1998-99: Tied Kentucky record for wins in a season (26). . .2nd in AHL in shutouts (5) and T-2nd in wins (26). . .2.62 GAA was 8th in AHL. . .Won 8 straight starts from Dec. 11-Jan. 2, allowing 10 goals in 8 games. . .Named Itech AHL Goaltender of the Month for November (4-2-0, 1.68 GAA, 2 SO). . .Posted 1st career shutout Nov. 8 at Cincinnati. . .Playoffs: Posted 2 shutouts in playoffs. . .

1997-98: Played 1st season in North America. . .Allowed season-low one goal twice, Feb. 15 vs. Rochester and Jan. 9 vs. Hershey. . .Started his 1st game at Rupp Arena on Oct. 17 vs. Cincinnati (1-1 T). . .Earned 1st professional victory on Oct. 4 at Cincinnati, stopping 23 of 29 shots. . .Drafted as Yevgeni Nabokov, but changed name to John before his 1st season in North America. . .

1996-97: Signed 1st North American contract in summer of 1997. . .Posted 2.11 GAA with Dynamo in Russia.

Personal: Married (Tabitha) with a daugther (Emily)...has a mini-dacshund (Bailey)...favorites: Nickelback, Creed and all kinds (music), American Pie (movie), Friends (television show), Bruce Willis (actor), Michelle Pfeiffer (actress), Forbes Mill and Aldos (San Jose area restaurants), Maui (vacation spot), steak, sushi and Italian (foods)...Nabby has started to play golf and likes to play tennis away from the ice...memorable NHL/Sharks moment: NHL debut on Jan. 1, 2000 at Nashville...pre-game rituals: wouldnt divluge his secrets...three wishes: no war in the world, healthy family and friendly people...was one of six players in the 2002 NHL Series II figurine set produced by McFarlane Toys...originally wore No. 35.




1 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
2 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
3 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
4 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
5 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
6 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
7 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70


J. Thornton 82 19 63 25 82
J. Pavelski 82 38 40 25 78
B. Burns 82 27 48 -5 75
P. Marleau 82 25 23 -22 48
T. Hertl 81 21 25 16 46
J. Ward 79 21 22 -15 43
M. Vlasic 67 8 31 15 39
L. Couture 52 15 21 2 36
J. Donskoi 76 11 25 4 36
J. Braun 80 4 19 11 23
M. Jones 37 23 4 .918 2.27
A. Stalock 3 5 2 .884 2.94
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