2013-14: 2nd on the team in goals (33) and 3rd in points (70). T-11th in the League in goals. Recorded his seventh 30-goal season. Played in every game during the regular season for the seventh time of his career (including each of the last five seasons). Finished 3rd in voting for the Lady Byng Trophy and 7th amongst NHL LW for Post-Season All-Star Team...Scored a goal and registered an assist on April 11 vs. Colorado. Recorded a goal and an assist on March 25 at Edmonton. Scored his 30th goal on March 22 vs. Washington. Tallied two goals on March 13 at Columbus. Scored a shorthanded goal on March 6 vs. Pittsburgh. Tallied a goal and an assist on March 2 at New Jersey. Recorded two helpers on Feb. 27 at Philadelphia. Led Team Canada with 4 assists in 6 games played at the Olympics, earning a gold medal. Tallied a goal and two assists on Jan. 18 at Tampa Bay. Named to Team Canada for Olympics on Jan. 7. Recorded 1-2=3 on Jan. 4 at Colorado. Scored a goal in his 1,200th career NHL game on Dec. 19 at Los Angeles. Registered two assists on Dec. 17 at St. Louis. Recorded a goal and an assist on Dec. 10 vs. NY Islanders. Tallied 1-2=3 on Nov. 21 vs. Tampa Bay. Recorded a goal and an assist on Nov. 15 at Edmonton. Scored a goal and an assist on Nov. 12 at Calgary. Named NHL’s 3rd Star of the Week for week of Oct. 20 with six points (3-3=6). Scored a power play goal and recorded a game-high eight shots on goal on Oct. 5 vs. Phoenix. Playoffs: Led the team with seven points and three goals. Carried a four-game point streak from Game 1 to Game 4 (April 17- 24) of the WCFR, recording three goals and four assists. Three of those four games were multi-point contests. Scored thegame-winning overtime goal in Game 3 at Los Angeles on April 22.
2012-13: Voted the winner of the RAM “Sharks Fan Favorite Award” for the third consecutive season. T-8th in the League in road goals (11). 2nd on the team in goals (17) and shots (150) and T-3rd in points (17- 14=31). Has a consecutive games played streak of 296 games intact (April 9, 2009 – present), which is the 2nd longest in Sharks history (Thornton – 379). T-24th alltime in game-winning goals (79). Had a five-game point streak (3-2=5) from March 10 - 18. Scored his 400th career NHL goal on March 10 at Colorado, becoming just the 30th player in history to score his first 400 goals with one team…Was named the NHL Second Star of the Month for January and was the NHL First Star of the Week for the week ending Jan. 27. Opened the season with a six-game point streak (9- 5=14). Opened the season with a five-game goal streak from Jan. 20 – Jan. 27. ELIAS: No Shark has ever begun a season with 13 points in the first five games. Both he and Joe Thornton reached that mark. ELIAS: Became the second player in the history of the NHL to open a season with four multi-goal games joining Cy Denneny of the 1917-18 Ottawa Senators. Alternate captain. Playoffs: Tied for the team lead in goals (5) and T-4th in points (8). T-4th in the League in goals after the first round (4). Led the team in shots (41) and average ice time amongst Sharks forwards (21:17). Scored the overtime, series-clinching goal in Game 4 of the WCQF vs. Vancouver; The goal, his 14th career NHL playoff game-winning goal, tied him for 10th place all-time in NHL history in playoff game-winning goals. Ranks 2nd amongst active NHL players in career playoff goals (57).
2011-12: Won the “Sharks Fan Favorite Award”, as voted on by the fans, for the second consecutive season. Played in all 82 games for the third consecutive season. Reached the 30-goal mark for the fourth consecutive time and the sixth season overall. T-7th in the League in game-winning goals (8) and T-10th in road goals (18). 3rd on the team in goals (30) and points (30- 34=64). Led the team in game-winning goals (8) and 2nd in power play goals (10). Played his 1,100th game on March 6 vs. Edmonton. Scored his 76th career game-winning goal on Feb. 23 at Toronto. Recorded his 800th and 801st points with a goal and an assist at Minnesota on Jan. 10. Named the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for November. Recorded his fourth career regular season hat trick (3-0=3), which is second most in franchise history, on Nov. 20 at Colorado.
2010-11: T-1st in the League in home goals (26), T-4th in game-winning goals (nine), 6th in goals, T-12th in power play goals (11), T-14th in even strength goals (24), 13th in shots (279) and T-15th in points…Led Sharks in scoring. Had 21 points (11 assists) in the last 13 games. Post All-Star Break (32 games), had 37 points (19 goals), seven game-winning goals and a plus-16. Set a franchise record with 12 shots vs. Dallas on March 31 and scored two goals. Became the first Shark to record three OT goals in a season on March 8 vs. Nashville. Scored his seventh regular season overtime goal on Feb. 22 at Pittsburgh. Scored the game-winning goal, his 20th of the season, Feb. 9 at Columbus. This marked the 10th time he’s scored 20 goals. Played in his 1,000th NHL game (scored a goal) on Jan. 17 at Phoenix, becoming the youngest player ever to reach that plateau with one organization. Tied his single-game career high with four points (three assists), the first of which (an assist) marked his 700th point, on Oct. 27 vs. New Jersey. Playoffs: Ended the postseason with a sixgame point streak (eight, five goals). T-9th in the League in goals. Scored a goal and had a fighting major in WCF Game 2 at Vancouver. Scored the seriesclinching, game-winning goal in WCSF Game 7 vs. Detroit. Had the primary assist on two OT goals in WCQF vs. Los Angeles. Had two points (goals and assist), including the primary assist on the overtime winner, in WCQF Game 3 at Los Angeles.
2009-10: The Sharks Foundation “Sharks Player of the Year”. His career-high 44 goals tied the second most ever scored by a Sharks player in a single season (Owen Nolan — 1999-00) and were fourth in the National Hockey League. Third in the NHL in road goals (21). 14th in the NHL in points, T-10th in game-winning goals (six), T-3rd in shorthanded goals (four) and T-13th in power play goals (12). Became the third Sharks player in history to score 40 goals in a season (Jonathan Cheechoo and Nolan) with his tally March 11 vs. Nashville. Established a career high with his 39th goal on March 4 vs. Montreal. Became the fastest Sharks player to reach 30 goals in a season (47 games), surpassing Cheechoo’s mark (50 games) from 2005-06. Scored two goals at Phoenix on Jan. 12 to reach the plateau, becoming the first player in the NHL this season to reach 30, the first time a Shark has ever reached 30 first in a season. Tied franchise record for the fastest 20 goals to start a season (32 games) on Dec. 9 vs. Los Angeles, equaling Nolan in 1999-00. Appeared in his 900th game on Dec. 1 vs. Ottawa and scored two goals. Posted a nine-game point streak (16, six goals and 10 assists) from Oct. 17- Nov. 4. Named NHL Third Star of the Week by recording nine points (three goals and six assists) in four games from Oct. 19-25. Became the fastest Shark to score 10 goals in franchise history (13 games). Tied a franchiserecord for quickest goal to start a third period (nine seconds) on Oct. 10 vs. Minnesota. Playoffs: Figured in the scoring on all but one of the team’s goals in the WCF (six points, five goals), including back-to-back multi-goal games. The first player in NHL playoff history to have consecutive multi-goal games in which he’s scored all of his teams’ goals. Ended the postseason with an eight-game point streak (10 points, seven goals). Scored the game-winning goal in the series-clinching WCSF Game 5. In his 100th career playoff game, scored the overtime game-winner in WCSF Game 3. Missed WCSF Game 1 (flu). Olympics: Won a gold medal with Canada and tied the team high with 28 shots.
2008-09: Selected as the “Sharks Player of the Year”. Winner of the 2008-09 PlayStation “Three Stars of the Game” Award. Sharks nominee for the King Clancy Memorial Trophy. Second on team in points and first in goals (T-11th in NHL). T-3rd in the League in GW goals (10) and T-9th in home goals (20). T-2nd in NHL with five SH goals. T-3rd in the NHL in SH points (seven). Registered his 600th and 601st career points with two goals vs. Edmonton on Feb. 17. Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team, his third appearance (2007 and 2004) and tied for the game-high with three points (goal and two assists). Surpassed Nolan’s all-time franchise record for power play goals by scoring his 76th on Dec. 4 vs. Columbus. Played in his 800th game on Oct. 17 at Anaheim. Playoffs: Scored both game-winning goals for the Sharks. Tied for team lead in goals. Scored the gamewinning goal in overtime in WCQF Game 5 vs. Anaheim. Scored the game-winning, power play goal in WCQF Game 3 at Anaheim.
2007-08: Fourth on team in goals, fifth in assists and fourth in points. T-2nd on team in takeaways (44). Scored the game-deciding goal in three consecutive games, including two gamewinners (one in regulation and one in OT) and one shootout winner from March 3-9. Registered his 500th point with three assists on Nov. 15 at Phoenix. Playoffs: T-4th on Sharks in points, T-3rd in goals and T-5th in assists. Shorthanded goals in WCSF Games 3 and 4 at Dallas are the first time a player has scored a shorthanded goal in back-to-back playoff games in the same year since Brett Hull in 2002.
2006-07: Sharks were 19-2-0 when he posted a multi-point game. 2nd on team in points and 3rd in goals. T-19th in the NHL in PP goals (14), T-4th in game-winning goals (nine) and T-16th in PP points (37). Played his 700th NHL game at Calgary on Feb. 24, becoming the eighth youngest player in NHL history to reach that mark (27 years, 162 days). Had it not been for the lockout, he would have been the youngest player in NHL history to accomplish the feat. Became the first Sharks player to record backto- back 30-goal seasons. Snapped his 172 consecutive games played streak on Feb. 16 at Columbus (upper body injury). The San Jose Mercury News “2006 South Bay Sports Person of the Year”. Selected to the Western Conference All-Star Team and scored the fourth goal for the West. Narrowly missed winning the Fastest Skater Competition in the SuperSkills event, posting a laptime of 14.08 seconds…Named the “Sharks Player of the Month” for January. Earned first fighting major since Jan. 4, 2003 on Jan. 13 at Phoenix. Named “The Hockey News Player of the Week” by posting seven points in two games during the week of Jan. 1-7. Became the franchise leader in goals when he broke Nolan’s mark (207) with his 20th at Los Angeles on Jan. 11. Surpassed Nolan’s all-time points mark (451) with four vs. Detroit on Jan. 4. Recorded his 246th assist on Dec. 31 at Dallas, surpassing Nolan’s franchise record (245). Set a franchise record for games played (672), surpassing Mike Rathje on Dec. 12 at Los Angeles. Recorded his 200th goal on Nov. 22 vs. Los Angeles. Recorded second hat trick on Nov. 9 at Los Angeles. Playoffs: Surpassed the Sharks franchise record for career postseason games (Rathje — 71) by appearing in his 72nd in WCSF Game 5 at Detroit. Scored the gametying and game-winning goals in the series-clinching Game 5 at Nashville.
2005-06: Established singleseason career highs in power play goals (20 — seventh in NHL). 44 power play points (20 goals and 24 assists) ranked 13th in the NHL. 19th in NHL in points. Third on the Sharks in points and ice time for a forward (19:55). Named NHL Offensive Player of the Week for Feb. 11. Set a career high and tied a franchise record by recording four assists against Dallas on Feb. 10. Set a career high with a seven-game assist streak (13, Dec. 2-18). Set a Sharks franchise record for points by an individual player in a four-game span with 12 from Dec. 2 at Buffalo through Dec. 8 vs. Florida (matched by Thornton). Named NHL Offensive Player of the Week, registering an NHL-high six points in three games, for the week ending Dec. 4. “Sharks Player of the Month” for November. Playoffs: At the time of elimination, led NHL in goals, T-1st in PP goals (four) and GWG (two) and T-3rd in points (13). Registered at least one goal in five consecutive games (eight) from April 23-May 7. His seven goals and four power play goals in the WCQF are both franchise records in a single postseason series (PPG tied by Pavelski in 2010 vs. Detroit). Led all NHL skaters during the CQF in goals (seven) and was T-1st in power play goals (four) and game-winning goals (two). Registered his third career hat trick, including the game-winning goal, in WCQF Game 4 vs. Nashville, making him the franchise’s all-time postseason scoring leader.
2004-05: Selected to play for gold medalwinning Team Canada at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey (DNP) and the silver medal-winning team at the 2005 World Championships. Invited to Team Canada’s Development Camp for the 2006 Winter Olympics.
2003-04: Led Sharks in points and T-1st in goals. Recipient of the “Sharks Player of the Year” and PlayStation “Three Stars of the Game” Awards. Played 15:11 at All-Star Game. As part of the rotating captaincy plan, was named captain for the remainder of the season on Jan. 5. Named alternate captain for fourth 10-game segment (Dec. 17-Jan. 3). Had consecutive games played streak snapped at 181, missing Jan. 17 at Colorado (ankle). Surpassed 300 NHL points on Jan. 10 vs. Atlanta (goal and assist). Played in his 500th NHL game on Nov. 26 vs. Chicago. Playoffs: T-14th NHL in points and T-3rd in PP goals (four — led Sharks). First on team in goals, second in 12 points. Posted hat tricks in WCQF Game 2 vs. St. Louis and WCSF Game 1 vs. Colorado.
2002-03: Helped Team Canada win gold medal at the 2003 IIHF Men’s World Championships. First on team, third in tournament in plus/minus (plus- 11). T-1st on Sharks in goals, third in assists and points and fourth in shots (172). Led Sharks in shooting percentage (16 percent). One of six Sharks to appear in all 82 games.Tallied first career shorthanded goal Dec. 6 vs. Columbus. Named “Sharks Player of the Month” for November. Scored his 100th NHL goal Nov. 13 at Atlanta. Scored penalty shot goal Nov. 11 vs. Dan Blackburn of the N.Y. Rangers. Appeared in 400th NHL game Oct. 19 vs. Colorado, becoming the youngest active NHL player (23 years, 34 days) to achieve the feat and the youngest player since Bob Carpenter played in his 400th on April 6, 1986 (22 years, 268 days old).
2001-02: T-4th on team in goals and T-2nd in shooting percentage (17 percent) and in game-winning goals (five). Tallied first career hat trick on April 6 vs. Detroit. Playoffs: Posted points in nine of 12 games. Led team in shooting percentage (29 percent), goals, game-winning goals (three) and points. Posted points (10) in first eight playoff games, setting Sharks record for playoff point streak.
2000-01: T-2nd on Team Canada in scoring at the World Championships. Led Sharks in goals, shooting percentage (17 percent), GWGs (six) and points. Played in his 300th NHL game on March 1 at Ottawa. Playoffs: Scored Sharks lone goal in WCQF Game 1 at St. Louis.
1999-00: Co-recipient of the “Sharks Iron Man” Award. Recorded seven multi-point games. Collected his first “Gordie Howe Hat Trick” Dec. 10 vs. Atlanta.
1998-99: Represented Canada at the World Championships. Led Sharks in shooting percentage (15.7 percent), second in GWG (fourth) and third in points and T-3rd in plus/minus (plus-10). Playoffs: Posted first career points in Stanley Cup Playoffs (goal and an assist) in WCQF Game 4 at Colorado.
1997-98: Co-winner of the PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year” Award, along with Marco Sturm and Andrei Zyuzin. Named runner-up for NHL Rookie of the Month for March after scoring nine points in 15 games. The youngest player in the NHL, finishing season at 18 years, seven months. T-5th among NHL rookies in goal scoring, second in shooting percentage (14.4 percent), third in points and fourth in scoring. Posted first career GWG Feb. 4 at Edmonton. Posted first two-goal game of career Nov. 24 vs. Anaheim. Registered first NHL goal Oct. 19 at Phoenix, making him the second youngest player to score a regular season NHL goal since the end of World War II (according to Elias Sports Bureau, youngest was Chicago’s Grant Mulvey, 18 years, 1 month and 2 days on Oct 19, 1974). Scored first preseason goal Sept. 14 vs. Los Angeles in San Diego, the day before he turned 18. Playoffs: Youngest active player during Stanley Cup Playoffs.
1996-97: Youngest player drafted in 1997 NHL Entry Draft at 17 years, 9 months, 6 days.1997 Western Hockey League Western Conference Player of the Year. WHL’s third leading scorer. Fourth in league in goals and assists. Named to WHL Western Conference First All-Star Team. Led WHL in SHG (nine).
PERSONAL: “Patty” lists these favorite: Chocolate and pasta (favorite foods); Honesty (personal quality); Baseball (sport besides hockey); Mario Lemieux (hockey idol); Chicago (road city); Slap Shot (hockey movie); Big Brother, Homeland, Dexter, Revenge, The Mentalist (TV shows); Patrick Jane from The Mentalist (TV character); Nickelback (concert attended). Refuses to eat salmon of any kind. Hidden talent is juggling. He would want to play another sport if he didn’t play hockey. If he couldhave dinner with anyone in history it would be Grandpa Marleau (“I never met him”). Biggest influence on his hockey career is his father. Equipment he pays the most attention to are his sticks and skates. Favorite hockey moment was winning the Olympic Gold medal during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Most exciting player to watch is Pavel Datsyuk. Fastest skater in the NHL is Marian Gaborik. Thinks the hardest hitter in theNHL is Zdeno Chara. If you change change one rule he would make smaller equipment for goalies. Pleased to say that he can’t name the best teammate he’s had in his career (“The list is just too long”). Feels that the Thornton’s are the best couple to go on double dates with. Prefers taking a wrist shot to a slap shot, and a body check to a poke check. Thinks Don Cherry has better suits than Don Draper.