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Jonathan Cheechoo Named December's Seagate Technology POM

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks announced today that right wing Jonathan Cheechoo has been selected as the Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Month” for December. The award will be presented prior to the Sharks game against the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight.


Cheechoo led all NHL goal scorers with 13 goals in 13 games and also added four assists for a total of 17 points during the month. “Cheech” posted four multiple-goal games, including his first career hat trick on Dec. 20 vs. Anaheim, which included a short-handed penalty shot. In addition, he had two game-winning goals during the month.

This marks the second time the six-foot-one, 190-pound native of Moose Factory, Ontario has been tabbed with the honor. Cheechoo received his first award in March 2004.

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 $180,000 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, president and 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:
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PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY “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 Jonathan Cheechoo

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