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Blake Is Seagate POTM

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks announced today that Defenseman Rob Blake has been selected as the Seagate “Sharks Player of the Month” for the month of November. The award will be presented to him prior to tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Blake led all NHL defensemen in points for the month of November, posting 16 (five goals, 11 assists) in 13 games. He is currently tied for sixth on the Sharks in scoring with 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) and third among all NHL defensemen in scoring (one point behind teammate Dan Boyle for second place). His 77 shots are third among NHL blueliners and his 10 power play points are tied for fourth in the NHL, one point shy of a three-way tie for first place.

This is the first Seagate “Sharks Player of the Month” Award for Blake.

Established in the 1996-97 season, the Seagate “Sharks Player of the Month” program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team’s success each month. Seagate will donate $2,500 on behalf of the player(s) to The Sharks Foundation. In addition, one player will be selected as the Seagate “Sharks Player of the Year” at the conclusion of the season and Seagate will donate $5,000 on his behalf to The Sharks Foundation. Seagate has donated more than $300,000 to The Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.

“Seagate has made social responsibility one of the values that forms the foundation of our business and we take pride in the thousands of Seagate employees who convert our social responsibility beliefs into action,” said Bill Watkins, CEO, Seagate. “The more than 2,000 Bay Area employees of Seagate understand and appreciate the commitment of like-minded organizations such as The Sharks Foundation, whose programming platform touches lives throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties. As a long-time partner of the team, we are proud to continue our support as they continue to offer timely and meaningful solutions for those in need.”

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disk drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world’s growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at http://www.seagate.com.

PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE
SEAGATE “SHARKS PLAYER OF THE MONTH” AWARD


1997-98
October 1997 Bill Houlder
November 1997 Marco Sturm
December 1997 Mike Vernon
January 1998 Mike Rathje
February 1998 None – Olympics
March 1998 Jeff Friesen

1998-99
October 1998 Marco Sturm
November 1998 Jeff Friesen
December 1998 Mike Ricci
January 1999 Owen Nolan
February 1999 Mike Vernon
March 1999 Steve Shields

1999-00
October 1999 Owen Nolan,
Steve Shields
November 1999 Vincent Damphousse
December 1999 Owen Nolan
January 2000 Mike Ricci
February 2000 Brad Stuart
March 2000 Vincent Damphousse

2000-01
October 2000 Evgeni Nabokov
November 2000 Vincent Damphousse
December 2000 Evgeni Nabokov
January 2001 Owen Nolan
February 2001 Niklas Sundstrom
March 2001 Mike Ricci

2001-02
October 2001 Vincent Damphousse
November 2001 Evgeni Nabokov
December 2001 Mike Ricci
January 2002 Brad Stuart
February 2002 Evgeni Nabokov
March 2002 Scott Thornton

2002-03
October 2002 Vincent Damphousse
November 2002 Patrick Marleau
December 2002 Teemu Selanne
January 2003 Owen Nolan
February 2003 Scott Hannan

2003-04
October 2003 Scott Hannan
November 2003 Vesa Toskala
December 2003 Patrick Marleau
Evgeni Nabokov
January 2004 Mike Rathje
February 2004 Marco Sturm
March 2004 Jonathan Cheechoo

2005-06
October 2005 Kyle McLaren
November 2005 Patrick Marleau
December 2005 Joe Thornton
January 2006 Jonathan Cheechoo
February 2006 Vesa Toskala
March 2006 Vesa Toskala
April 2006 Joe Thornton

2006-07
October 2006 Milan Michalek
November 2006 Evgeni Nabokov
Vesa Toskala
December 2006 Joe Thornton
January 2007 Patrick Marleau
February 2007 Joe Thornton
March 2007 Evgeni Nabokov

2007-08
October 2007 Evgeni Nabokov
November 2007 Joe Thornton
December 2007 Evgeni Nabokov
January 2008 Craig Rivet
February 2008 Jonathan Cheechoo
March 2008 The Entire Sharks Team


2008-09
October 2008 Patrick Marleau
November 2008 Rob Blake


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