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Sharks bring back Cheechoo to open door before Game 5

Franchise single-season goal leader gets big greeting from fans

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

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The San Jose Sharks brought back a big part of their historyon Sunday.

Jonathan Cheechoo, the Sharks single-season goal leader, did the honors of opening the locker room door before Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues.

Cheechoo scored 56 goals for the Sharks and won the Rocket Richard Trophy for the 2005-06 season.

He's the only 50-goal scorer in a single season in San Jose history and led the team in goals in three straight seasons.

But Sunday he was playing cheerleader.

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