SAN JOSE – The San Jose Sharks today announced that prior to the team's 2015-16 home opener on Oct. 10 against the Anaheim Ducks, the organization will be unveiling a banner dedicated to the late George Gund III, the team's original owner.
Coinciding with the start of the Sharks 25th anniversary season, the ceremony will serve as a permanent tribute to Gund and his vital role in bringing the National Hockey League to San Jose. Participants in the tribute will include Gund's brother and former original Sharks co-owner Gordon Gund, son George Gund IV, Susan Savage, wife of the late Art Savage who served as the Sharks first president & CEO, Matt Levine, the team's first head of business operations, and George Kingston, the Sharks first head coach.
"George Gund's love of the game of hockey, and his belief in the city of San Jose and our fans are the reasons we are all here today," said Sharks Majority Owner Hasso Plattner. "His legacy deserves to be honored and remembered forever. This banner will serve to remind everyone of his impact on the game of hockey and the Sharks franchise."
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