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Sharks fans give Pavelski warm welcome in return to SAP Center

Former captain, now with Stars, gets standing ovation from crowd

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Pavelski returns to San Jose

DAL@SJS: Pavelski honored for 13 seasons in San Jose

In his first game back in San Jose as a member of the Stars, Joe Pavelski gets a video tribute and a rousing ovation from the Sharks fans

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For the San Jose Sharks, it wasn't the return of just some ordinary Joe.

The San Jose Sharks welcomed back their former captain, Joe Pavelski, now with the Dallas Stars, on Saturday.

The crowd at SAP Center gave Pavelski a standing ovation before the game after the Sharks played a lengthy highlight montage before puck drop.

Pavelski spent his first 13 seasons with San Jose, and is fourth Sharks history in games (963), second in goals (355) and points (761). He wore the 'C' for four seasons between 2015-19 before signing with the Stars on July 1. 

Saturday was Pavelski's first game back at SAP Center as a visitor.

After a highlight montage of his greatest moments while with San Jose, the Sharks stick-tapped Pavelski, and he waved and saluted the crowd.

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