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Goals For Kids Program Has Record-Breaking Season

Funds to Be Split by Six Non-Profit Beneficiaries

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare /

Throughout the 2018-19 regular and postseason, for each goal scored by a Sharks player a $1,000 donation was split amongst six non-profits through the Goals for Kids program. 

Thanks to the hard work on the ice and the generous support of the program partners, Goals for Kids raised a record-breaking $343,000, providing each beneficiary with a $57,166 donation! 

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Transgender teenage hockey player embraced by Jr. Sharks

Govaars finds peace, comfort with support from family, coaches, teammates

by William Douglas @WDouglasNHL / Staff Writer

Marlena Govaars and her husband sent the San Jose Jr. Sharks high school team a nervously lighthearted email in August to discuss a potentially serious roster change.

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The Dynamic of Dilly

by Ross McKeon /

Every team has its high-end, skilled players who make it look so easy as they skate up and down the ice with the puck on a string.

Every team has its star goaltender, the most important and relied upon position especially when the regular season ends in early spring and turns to the most important, pressure-packed contests that hopefully last into early summer.

Every team has its vocal leaders who have been captains all their lives from peewee hockey to the NHL. They're the locker room heartbeat of the team, and conduit from the coaching staff to the players and the person most likely to speak up when something needs to be said.

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Shark Life: Shark Meets Sharks

by Casey Krygier /

Tomas Hertl is no stranger to tropical vacations. This offseason Hertl and his fiancée traveled to Bora Bora for an adventurous getaway. 

While on a snorkeling excursion, Tomas met some new fin-tastic teammates. The sharks of the French-Polynesian island enjoyed the company of this San Jose Shark. Maybe Hertl will recruit some of his new friends for the 2019-20 season ;)

Swim with Sharks

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Karlsson of Sharks has groin surgery

Defenseman can be UFA July 1, expected to be healthy for start of next season @NHLdotcom

Erik Karlsson had surgery May 31 to repair a groin injury, and the San Jose Sharks said the defenseman is expected to be healthy for the start of next season.

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Defenseman Erik Karlsson Undergoes Successful Groin Surgery

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - On Friday, May 31, San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) defenseman Erik Karlsson (@ErikKarlsson65) underwent successful surgery to address a groin injury suffered during the 2018-19 season.  

Erik has begun rehabilitation and is expected to recover fully this offseason and be ready for the 2019-20 NHL season.

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Sharks Prospect Scrimmage To Be Held Friday, June 28 at SAP Center

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) will hold their seventh annual Sharks Prospect Scrimmage at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter) on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets to the scrimmage are complimentary for Sharks365 members and Barracuda season-ticket holders. Tickets to the general public are $10 each for general admission seats, or $20 for a Family 4-Pack with net proceeds benefitting the Sharks Foundation. Tickets to the general public go on sale at 1 p.m. and can be purchased by clicking here. Sharks365 members and Barracdua STH can claim their tickets now by clicking here.

Many of the organization's top prospects are expected to participate, including 2018 first round pick Ryan Merkley (@ryan_merkley), 2017 second round pick Mario Ferraro, Sasha Chmelevski (@sashachmelevski), Ivan Chekhovich (@Chekhovich_Ivan), Noah Gregor (@n_gregs20), Zachary Emond, Andrew Shortridge, and others. 

A significant number of the players in attendance will comprise the roster of the 2019-20 San Jose Barracuda and will be competing to earn a roster spot on the San Jose Sharks. 

Last year's camp featured players such as Dylan Gambrell (@D_Gambrell7), Jacob Middleton and others. 

A complete roster for the Sharks development camp will be released in the near future.

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Sharks Sign Goaltender Zachary Emond

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed goaltender Zachary Emond to a standard, entry-level contract. 

"Zach's overall development and growth improved immensely this season, recording seven shutouts and an unprecedented 24-0-1 record," said Wilson. "He had the opportunity this season to learn under the Huskies veteran goaltender Samuel Harvey and head coach Mario Pouliot during the team's Memorial Cup run. We're excited to watch him take over the helm in the crease next year and build on his impressive performance from the previous campaign." 

Emond, 18, registered a perfect regulation record of 24-0-1 during the 2018-19 regular season, including leading the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) in shutouts (7), goals-against average (1.73) and save percentage (.932). He tied the league record for most shutouts in a single season and holds the longest consecutive undefeated decisions streak in regulation (25). Emond also earned 11 wins to start the regular season, which was the third longest such streak in QMJHL history, falling short of the record by one win, set twice in 2010-11 by Louis Domingue and Pierre Perusse in 1972-73. Only five goaltenders have ever reached 10 consecutive wins to start the season. 

In 2018-19, he helped lead the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies to a QMJHL championship and Memorial Cup Championship. Emond also earned the Jacques Plante Trophy for best goals-against average in the QMJHL in the regular season. In his QMJHL career, Emond has appeared in 53 games over three seasons, earning a 35-13-2 record with a 2.42 GAA and .914 SV%. 

The six-foot-three, 165-pound native of St-Cyprien, Quebec was originally selected by San Jose in the 2018 NHL Draft (6th round, 176th overall).

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Foundation Raises Over $1.5 Million for Bay Area

Funds will Impact Local Youth and Families

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare /

Thank you Sharks Territory for your incredible generosity. With your support, the Sharks Foundation was able to give back more than $1.5 million to Bay Area non-profits during the 2018-19 season!

Below is a recap of how funds were distributed through our 2018-19 Giving Campaign.

In addition, the Foundation distributed funds through its 50/50 Raffle presented by Black Oak Casino Resort and the Goals for Kids program in partnership with Taube Philanthropies, the Koret Foundation, Druva, Meriwest Credit Union, the Sobrato Organization and SWENSON.

Foundation 2018-19 Campaign Recap
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Sharks Sign Forward Jeffrey Viel

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Jeffrey Viel (@jeffviel_27) to a two-year contract.

"Jeff parlayed his first professional contract into a very successful season with the Barracuda and earned this NHL contract thanks to a mixture of hard-nosed play along with the ability to play a skilled, team-first game," said Wilson. "He has a long track record of proven leadership qualities, having captained his team to the 2018 Memorial Cup and we are excited to watch his continued development with our organization."

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