San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced that the club has recalled forwards Ryane Clowe and Tomas Plihal from the Cleveland Barons, the Sharks top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Clowe has split the season between San Jose and Cleveland. This being his third call-up, Clowe has posted two points (0-2=2) in 17 games with the Sharks this season. With the Barons this season, Clowe has nearly averaged one point per game with 34 points (13-21=34) in 35 games.
The six-foot-two, 225-pound native of St. John’s Newfoundland was originally selected by San Jose in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he led the Barons in goals (27, assists (35), points (62) and plus/minus (+19) en route to being named the team’s most valuable player.
Plihal has produced 30 points (11-19=30) in 74 games this season. Experiencing the NHL for the first time in his three-year professional career, he has registered eight points (7-1=8) in the Barons last seven games. Plihal has 74 points (32-42=74) in his 187 games with the Barons.
The six-foot-one, 195-pound native of Frydlant, Czech Republic was originally selected by San Jose in the fifth round (140th overall) of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft.