SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that Joe Pavelski is the winner of the 2015-16 Xactly Inspired Performance "Three Stars of the Year" award. Pavelski will be honored with an award from Xactly in an on-ice presentation following tonight's game against the Arizona Coyotes at SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter). On behalf of the winner, Xactly will donate $5,000 to the Sharks Foundation.
For the 2015-16 season, Pavelski has posted 77 points (37 goals, 40 assists), 27 power-play points and a +25 plus/minus rating in 81 games played. He ranks 1st on the Sharks in goals and game-winning goals (10), is T-1st in plus/minus (+25) and power-play goals (11), 2nd in points, and 3rd in assists and power-play points (27). "Pavs" also ranks amongst the league-leaders in various categories; he currently sits in 1st place amongst all skaters in game-winning goals, is T-5th in goals, is T-6th in power-play points, and 7th in points.
This season marks the fourth "30/30" season Pavelski has produced since 2011-12, becoming the only NHL player to post four 30/30 seasons in that span. Furthermore, Pavelski was named to the Pacific Division team for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.
The Sharks' Captain scored his 500th career point for team teal on Nov. 14 at Buffalo placing him 3rd on San Jose's all-time scoring list (points collected as a member of the Sharks).
Pavelski was also named the Sharks Foundation "Sharks Player of the Month" during the month of December. Pavelski led the Sharks in goals (8), points (15) and was T-1st in assists (7). He also recorded a point in every game on the Sharks five-game road trip from the Dec. 15 through Dec. 22, and registered four multi-point games during the month.
The Sharks "Xactly Inspired Performance Three Stars of the Year" Award winner is tabulated by the number of times a player is named a "star" of the game. At the end of each regular season game, players received five points for being chosen first star, three points for second star and one point for third star as listed on the official NHL game sheet. Each star is chosen by members of the media based on the player's performance each game.
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