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2014 NHL Draft
James Sheppard

James Sheppard  #15

San Jose Sharks  Left Wing
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: April 25, 1988  (AGE 26)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Halifax, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MIN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
PLAYOFFS: Scored a goal in Game 6 @ LAK on 4/28…Had a team-high 9 hits in Game 5…Scored his first career playoff goal and registered a +1 rating in Game 4 @ LAK on 4/24…Posted an assist and +1 rating in Game 2 vs. LAK on 4/20…Had two assists and was named third star of the game in Game 1 vs. LAK on 4/17…Making his third career postseason appearance.
2013-14 GAME NOTES: Named the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Month” for Feb./March…Tallied two assists on March 27 vs. Winnipeg…Scored for the second-straight game on March 24 at Calgary…Scored a goal on March 22 vs. Washington…Tallied two helpers on March 14 at NY Islanders…Registered two assists on March 11 vs. Toronto…Recorded 1-4=5 during a career-high five-game point streak from Feb. 5 vs. Dallas thru March 4 vs. Carolina…Scored a goal on Feb. 28 at Buffalo…Tallied an assist on Jan. 2 vs. Edmonton…Recorded a fighting major (Klein) on Dec. 15 at Nashville.
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2007) Missed 2010-11 and majority of 2011-12 due to off-season knee injury, September 4. 2010. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for San Jose's 3rd round choice (Kurtis Gabriel) in 2013 Entry Draft, August 7, 2011.
Quote of the Day

Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis