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Heatley will be the next player featured on our weekly segment of Ask the Sharks. Send in your questions for Heatley to AsktheSharks@sjsharks.com
or text QA (space) your question to 74499 and we’ll choose the Top-10 questions for an interview with the 6-foot-4, 220 pound native of Freiburg, Germany.
An Olympic gold medalist and four-time NHL All-Star, Heatley’s most recent accomplishments include playing in his 600th NHL game, leading the Sharks in points (31) and singing A cappella in the Sharks holiday ecard
Although he was born in Germany, the 29-year-old’s hometown is Calgary, Alberta and he enjoys dual citizenship for both Canada and Germany. This allowed him to represent Team Canada in the World Junior Championships (2000 and 2001), World Cup of Hockey (2004), World Championships (2002, 2003-gold, 2004-gold, 2005-silver, 2008-silver and 2009-silver) and the Olympics (2006 and 2010-gold). He is the all-time leading goal and point scorer for Team Canada and was named World Championships MVP in 2004 and 2008.
Heatley was acquired by the Sharks from Ottawa on September 12, 2009 in exchange for Jonathan Cheechoo, Milan Michalek and San Jose’s second round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The eight-year NHL veteran was originally drafted 2nd overall by Atlanta in the 2000 NHL Draft. He was traded to Ottawa in exchange for Marian Hossa and Greg DeVries on Aug. 23, 2005.
Since coming to San Jose, Heatley has lit up the scoreboard. In his first game at HP Pavilion, “Heater” scored a hat-trick (that included a converted penalty shot) and went on to finish the 2009-10 season with 82 points (39 goals, 43 assists). This year, Heatley has 31 points (14 goals, 17 assists) in 32 games. Check out last year’s Ask the Sharks with Heatley