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James Sheppard  #15

San Jose Sharks  Left Wing
NUMBER: 15 BIRTHDATE: April 25, 1988  (AGE 25)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Halifax, NS, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: MIN / 2006 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
CURRENT NOTES: Needs one more goal to tie his career-high
 
2013-14: Named theBrocade “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…Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 27 at Ottawa…Registered his first assist of the season on Oct. 10 at Vancouver
 
FIN FACTS: “Shep” has a hidden talent of being very good at badminton…Can’t live without a pair of well-fitting “britches”…Pavel Bure was his hockey idol growing up
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.

It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery