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Jonathan Cheechoo
Jonathan Cheechoo
Right Wing
Number: 14
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 206
Shoots: Right
Born: Jul 15, 1980
Birthplace: Moose Factory, ON, Canada
Drafted: SJS / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 2nd (29th overall)

2007-08: Had 19 points and 108 shots in his last 22 games (12-7=19)…Second on team in shots (220) and third in goals (23)…Second on team in power play goals (10)…Missed six games due to injury March 25-April 3 (upper body soreness)…Three-game goal streak (3-2=5) from March 3-7…Named February Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Month”…Registered first hat trick, ninth of his career, and four points (3-1=4) on Feb. 9 vs. Nashville…Posted his first two-goal game on Jan. 24 vs. St. Louis…Returned to the lineup on Dec. 26 after missing seven games (groin strain)…Earned 100th assist at Colorado on Dec. 3…Registered his first multi-point game (1-1=2) on Oct. 15 at Vancouver…Playoffs: His assist in Game 5 of the WCSF vs. Dallas on May 2 tied him for third (33) on the all-time Sharks playoff points list with Mike Ricci…Assisted on Thornton’s goal to start the scoring in Game 7 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 22…Scored two goals just 3:30 apart (including the gamewinner) in Game 5 of the WCQF vs. Calgary on April 17…Scored the game-tying goal with 4:56 remaining in Game 4 of the WCQF at Calgary on April 15…Had an assist in Game 3 of the WCQF at Calgary on April 13.

2006-07: T-14th in the League and led the Sharks in goals. His eight aht tricks over the last two seaasons equals the highest two-season totals since 1991. Others with eight hat tricks over  two seasons since then: Pavel Bure (1999-01), Mario Lemieux (1995-97), Brett Hull (1991-93) and Alexandar Mogilny (1991-93 and 1992-94). Posted 20 points (14-6=20) in the last 13 games (plus-18). A plus-24 in his last 22 games. Third on team in points. Became second Shark (Patrick Marleau, 2006-07) to post back-to-back 30-plus goal seasons. Scored the game-winning goal vs. Calgary on April 5. Converted his shootout attempt at Anaheim on April . Posted 12 goals in 10 games from March 13 thru April 1. Named NHL Second Star of the Week March 26 as he led all NHK goal scorers and tied for the League scoring  lead, recording eight points (six goals, two assits) in three road games. Recorded his seventh hat trick in the Sharks victory on March 22 at Atlanta. Posted his 200th point at Washington Feb.21. Voted to be the starting lineup for the 2007 NHL All-Star Game and assisted on Marleau's goals. Scored in the shootout competition against Montreal's Cristobal Huet at the NHL SuperSkills Competition. Tied his career high four-game assist streak (2-4=6) Jan. 11-18 (previously Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2005). Recorded at least one point in eight consecutive games (5-7=12) from Dec. 3-Jan.18. Activated from injured reserve on Dec. 2. Missed six games (Nov.18-29) with a leg injury. Had appeared in 140 consecutive games (Jan.15, 2004-Nov.15 2006) ninth-best in franchise history. Two goals at Los Angeles on Nov. 9 gave him 100 for his carer. Picked up his sixth career hat trick (natural) on Oct. 12 at Edmonton. Made history by beign one of three players to register natural hat trick on Oct. 12, marking the first time three players accomplished the feat on the same night ( along with Edmonton's Ryan Smyth, and New Jersey's Brian Gionta). It also marked only the third time in the history of the League that two players in the same game did it. The previous two instances were more than 87 years ago, the in the League's first two seasons. Ottawa's Cy Denney and Frank Nighbor did it in the original Senator's 9-3 win over Toronto on March 6, 1918, and the Canadien's Didier Pitre and Ottowa's Jack Darragh did so in Montreal's 10-6 win over the Senator's on Jan. 16, 1919. Denney, Nighbor, Pitre and Darragh are all enshrinees in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Playoffs: Recoreded the game-winning goal on April 30 vs. Detroit in WCSF Game 3. T-3rd on the team in assists. Scored first goal of the Playoffs on April 28 at Detroitin WCSF Game 2.

2005-06: Became the first Shark to win the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy, awarded to the NHLs annual goal-scoring leader (56) Led the League in game-winning goals (11 Sharks record), home-ice goals (31) and divisional goals (29) and T-2nd in power play goals (24 Sharks record)...Received the PlayStation "Sharks Three Stars of the Year" AwardNamed the Seagate Technology "Sharks Player of the Month" for November and JanuaryFirst player to record five or more hat tricks in one season since Mario Lemieux had six in 1995-96Named co-winner (with Joe Thornton) of the NHL Offensive Player of the Week Award for the week of April 10-16, recording 11 points (7-4=11) in four games... Recorded his fifth hat trick of the season and set a career high in points (3-2=5) vs. Anaheim on April 15 (the five points placed him eighth on the Sharks all-time points list [156] and sixth on the all-time goals list [93]) Became the third player on the season (the Rangers Jaromir Jagr and Atlantas Ilya Kovalchuk), first Shark and the second-ever aboriginal player (Reggie Leach of Philadelphia, twice) to score 50 goals in a season with his first goal at Phoenix on April 10 Set the Sharks franchise record for game-winning goals in a single season with his goal at Phoenix on April 10 (surpassed his own record of nine set in 2003-04)Broke Owen Nolan's team mark for most shots in a single season (317 led Sharks)Recorded 78 points (49-29=78) in the last 58 games from Dec. 1 through April 17 Second on team in plus/minus (plus-23) and among forwards in ice time (19:57)Also second on the team, first among forwards in hits (120) T-1st on team with 28 multi-point games, with the Sharks posting a 22-3-3 in those games Broke Nolan's franchise's record for goals in a season (45) with two on March 25 at MinnesotaScored his 19th PP goal of the season against Anaheim on March 7, surpassing Nolan's franchise record (18 1999-00)Tied a franchise record with his 12-game point streak (10-9=19) that included six multi-point games (Dec. 26 at LA - Jan. 24 vs. LA)Registered his first career hat trick on Dec. 20 against Anaheim, including converting his second career penalty shot...Playoffs: T-2nd on the team with nine points (4-5=9) and second in goals... Registered at least one point in four consecutive games (2-3=5) from May 8-14... Scored his fourth goal of the playoffs in Game Five of the WCSF vs. Edmonton on May 14... Recorded two points (1-1=2) in Game Four of the WCSF at Edmonton on May 12... Assisted on Rissmiller's goal in Game 3 of the WCSF at Edmonton on May 10...Assisted on Joe Thornton's game-winning goal in Game Two of the WCSF vs. Edmonton on May 8...Registered three power play points (1-2=3), all in the first period including the game-winning goal, at Nashville in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 23.

2004-05: Joined HV71 (Swedish Elite) in late December...Scored two goals in his HV71 debut on Dec. 28...T-11th on team in goals (5) despite playing in less than half of the teams games (20).

2003-04: Posted career highs in points (47), goals (28) and assists (19) finishing T-3rd on team in scoring...Tied for team lead in goals (28, with Marleau)...T-4th overall in NHL and 1st on Sharks with 9 GW goals...Named Seagate Technology Sharks Player of the Month for MarchRecorded 7 multi-goal games (also a career high and first multi goal games of career) with 2 goals each (March 23 vs. Detroit [2-0=2], March 18 at LA [2-0=2], March 16 at DAL [2-0=2], including GTG and both within last two minutes of regulation], March 11 vs. NYI [2-0=2], Feb. 16 at PHI, [2-1=3], Nov. 1 at FLA [2-0=2], Dec. 26 at LA [2-0=2])...Posted 9 goals (including four, 2-goal games) and 12 points in 9 games from March 11-26...Posted 4-game point scoring streak (3-3=6) from March 21-26...Recorded career high 7-game point streak (5-5=10) from Feb. 16-29...Recorded two 3-game points streaks--Nov. 28-Dec. 2 (1-2=3) and Dec. 13-18 (1-2=3)...Scored on his first career NHL penalty shot (17th goal on the season) on Feb. 23 vs. Columbus in 4-2 win (against Blue Jackets goalie Pascal LeClaire)...- Set single-game career high in points (3) with goal and two assists on Feb. 16 at Philadelphia in 5-2 win,...Posted four assists for Western Conference Team at the NHL YoungStars Game on Feb. 7 in 7-3 win as part of NHL All-Star Weekend in St. Paul, Minn...Selected to participate in the Willie O'Ree NHL Diversity street hockey clinic Feb. 7...Missed 1 game (Jan. 13) with sore upper body...Surpassed previous single-season career high in assists with 8th assist on Jan. 5 at Vancouver (previous high was 7, set in 2002-03)...Surpassed previous career-high in goals (previous high was 9, set in 2002-03) and points (previous high was 16, set in 2002-03) with 10th and 11th goal of season on Dec. 26 vs. LA , giving him his 17th and 18th points of the season)...Matched his goal, assist and point totals from last season (9-7=16 in 66 games in 2002-03) in just 34 games this season...Scored Sharks opening goal of the 2003-04 season on the power play Oct. 9 at Edmonton.

2002-03: T-1st on team in game-tying goals (1). . .Named game's second star and posted one assist on March 27 vs. Detroit . . .Scored 9th goal of season March 8 at Phoenix . .Scored game-opening/winning goal and T-1st among all players with 6 shots on Feb. 21 vs. Columbus . . .Posted points (1-2=3) in consecutive games for first time in career from Dec. 28-Jan. 2. . .Tallied decisive goal for second consecutive game with the game-winning goal on Dec. 30 vs. Philadelphia. . .Registered first career multi-point game (1-1=2), including scoring the game-tying goal on Dec. 28 vs. Chicago. . .Posted first career NHL assist on Fahey's first career goal on Dec. 23 at Boston. . .Scored first goal since recall and second of the season on Dec. 21 at Toronto. . .Recalled from Cleveland on Dec. 3. . .Posted 7 points (3-4=7) in 9 games with Cleveland at time of recall. . .Reassigned to Cleveland on Nov. 22. . .Scored first career NHL goal . . also the game-winning tally, .on Oct. 24 at Nashville . . .Played in first career NHL game on Oct. 10 vs. Detroit , posting one shot.

Single...Favorites: Tim McGraw (musician), Good Will Hunting (movie), That 70s Show (television show), Matt Damon (actor), Jennifer Garner (actress), Original Joes (favorite San Jose/Bay Area restaurant), Moose Factory, Ontario (vacation spot and hometown), fried moose (food) and my grandparents house (hometown hangout)...Pre-game ritual includes eating his meals at Original Joes when playing in San Jose...Lists fishing and hunting as his hobbies...If he wasnt in hockey, hed be teaching elementary school...Cheech considers five-time Stanley Cup ChampionJari Kurri as his hockey idol...His most memorable Sharks/NHL moment is playing in the 2003-04 Stanley Cup Playoffs with San Jose...Three words to describe himself: dedicated, hard working and positive...His three wishes: win Stanley Cup, have good health and have a long career...Only member of Moose Cree First Nations to sign an NHL contract...Father taught him how to skate when he was two...Hometown is located 500 miles north of Toronto on an island thats roughly five square miles and sits in the Moose River at the southern tip of Hudson Bay...When he was 12, for a school assignment, he wrote that he wanted to play for the Sharks in 2002 (he received a Sharks jacket as a gift).




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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