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Michalek Wins Seagate Award

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks announced today that forward Milan Michalek has been selected as the Seagate “Sharks Player of the Month” for the month of January. The award will be presented to him prior to tonight’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Michalek posted 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 11 games during the month of Jan., including the game-winning goal in a two-goal performance on Jan. 27 at Colorado.

This is the second Seagate “Sharks Player of the Month” Award for Michalek, his first since Oct. 2006.

Established in the 1996-97 season, the Seagate “Sharks Player of the Month” program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team’s success each month. Seagate will donate $2,500 on behalf of the player(s) to The Sharks Foundation. In addition, one player will be selected as the Seagate “Sharks Player of the Year” at the conclusion of the season and Seagate will donate $5,000 on his behalf to The Sharks Foundation. Seagate has donated more than $300,000 to The Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.

"Seagate understands and appreciates the commitment of organizations such as the Sharks Foundation, whose programming platform touches lives throughout Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties”, said President and CEO of Seagate Technology Steve Luczo. “As a long-time partner of the team, we are proud to support them as they continue to offer timely and meaningful solutions for those in need."

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of hard disk drives and storage solutions, providing products for a wide-range of applications, including Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing, Consumer Electronics and Branded Solutions. Seagate’s business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, with the goal of being the time-to-market leader in all markets in which it participates. The company is committed to providing award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world’s growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at http://www.seagate.com.
 
PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE
SEAGATE “SHARKS PLAYER OF THE MONTH” AWARD


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

2005-06
October 2005Kyle McLaren
November 2005Patrick Marleau
December 2005Joe Thornton
January 2006Jonathan Cheechoo
February 2006Vesa Toskala
March 2006Vesa Toskala
April 2006Joe Thornton

2006-07
October 2006Milan Michalek
November 2006Evgeni Nabokov
Vesa Toskala
December 2006Joe Thornton
January 2007Patrick Marleau
February 2007Joe Thornton
March 2007Evgeni Nabokov

2007-08
October 2007Evgeni Nabokov
November 2007Joe Thornton
December 2007Evgeni Nabokov
January 2008Craig Rivet
February 2008Jonathan Cheechoo
March 2008The Entire Sharks Team


2008-09
October 2008Patrick Marleau
November 2008Rob Blake
December 2008Joe Thornton
January 2008Milan Michalek


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