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Ask the Sharks: Dany Heatley

by Alison High / San Jose Sharks
Have a question for Sharks left wing Dany Heatley? Now’s your chance to ask it.

Send in your questions to and we’ll pick the best ones for the 28-year-old All-Star. Check back to on Sunday to see Heatley’s answers to your best questions.

Since being acquired by San Jose on Sept. 12, Heatley has scored 18 goals and added ten assists in 25 games --- launching him to the top of the NHL scoring charts. The left winger has notched two hat tricks in teal; first on Oct. 8 during the Sharks 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets and second on Nov. 20 in the Sharks 6-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The six-foot-four, 221-pound native of Freiburg, Germany was originally selected by Atlanta in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft (1st round, 2nd overall). He was traded to Ottawa in exchange for Marian Hossa and Greg DeVries on Aug. 23, 2005.

Heatley won the Calder Trophy and was a member of the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2002. He was named to the NHL First All-Star Team in 2007 and the NHL Second All-Star Team in 2006. He has made four All-Star Game appearances in his career (2003, 2007, 2008 (did not play), 2009).

He has represented Canada at several international tournaments including the Olympics (2006), World Championships (2002, 2003-gold medal, 2004-gold, 2005-silver, 2008-silver, 2009-silver), World Cup of Hockey (2004) and World Junior Championships (2000, 2001). He is the all-time leading goal and point scorer for Team Canada and was named World Championships MVP in 2004 and 2008. He was also invited to attend the selection camp for the 2010 Canadian Olympic Hockey team.

Prior to his NHL career, Heatley spent two seasons at the University of Wisconsin from 1999-2001. While there, he garnered several accolades including being named to the following: WCHA First All-Star Team (2000); WCHA Rookie of the Year (2000); NCAA West Second All-American Team (2000); WCHA Second All-Star Team (2001); NCAA West First All-American Team (2001).
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