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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


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