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Craig Rivet Named Seagate Player Of The Month

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks announced today that defenseman Craig Rivet has been selected as the Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Month” for the month of January. The award will be presented to him prior to today’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks.


Rivet led all team defensemen with nine points (three goals, six assists) in 12 games during the month. He also added 12 penalty minutes, including a fight with Dallas’ Trevor Daley and was +2.

This marks the first time that Rivet has received the award.

Established in the 1996-97 season, the Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Month” program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team’s success each month. Seagate Technology will donate $2,500 on behalf of the player(s) to The Sharks Foundation. In addition, one player will be selected as the Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Year” at the conclusion of the season and Seagate Technology will donate $5,000 on his behalf to The Sharks Foundation. Seagate Technology has donated more than $260,000 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 Technology. “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 Technology
Seagate invents, designs, and builds systems for the world to access and share digital content in all its forms. As the worldwide leader in hard disc drives and storage solutions, Seagate provides products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate is the essential connection between people and content, providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world’s growing demand for information storage. …visit us at www.seagate.com.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005-06
October 2005 Kyle McLaren
November 2005Patrick 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 2006Evgeni Nabokov
Vesa Toskala
December 2006Joe Thornton
January 2007 Patrick Marleau
February 2007 Joe Thornton
March 2007 Evgeni Nabokov

2007-08
October 2007 Evgeni Nabokov
November 2007Joe Thornton
December 2007Evgeni Nabokov
January 2008 Craig Rivet

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