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Michalek Captures Seagate Technology "Sharks Player of the Month" Honors

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have once again teamed up with Seagate Technology to award the efforts of Sharks players throughout the entire 2006-07 season.
 
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 $220,000 to The Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.
 
The Sharks awarded Milan Michalek with the “Sharks Player of the Month Award” for the month of October. Playing in all 13 of the Sharks games in October, Michalek lead the team in goals with seven and ranked tied for second with 13 points.
 
Originally selected by San Jose in the first round (6th overall) in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Michalek’s 13 points this season are third in the NHL among all second-year players, behind only Sidney Crosby (15 points) and Thomas Vanek (14 points).
 
Last season, he was named the PlayStation “Sharks Rookie of the Year” when he posted 35 points (17 goals, 18 assists) in 81 games.
 
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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 Joe Thornton
January 2006 Jonathan Cheechoo
February 2006 Vesa Toskala
March 2006 Vesa Toskala
April 2006 Joe Thornton
2006-07
October 2006 Milan Michalek
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