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Nabokov Named Seagate's "Sharks Player of the Month"

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
Sharks Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov Earns Honor For March
 
SeagateThe San Jose Sharks announced today that goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has been selected as the Seagate Technology “Sharks Player of the Month” for the month of March.  The award will be presented to him prior to the Sharks game against the Los Angeles Kings today.
 
Nabokov posted 8-1-2 record in 12 appearances, along with a 1.58 goals-against average and a .941 save percentage during the month of March.  The native of Ust-Kamengorsk, Kazhakstan notched three shutouts on the month, blanking Dallas on March 4, Minnesota on March 6 and Edmonton on March 11.  On the season, Nabokov is tied for second in the NHL with seven shutouts.
 
His run of 14 consecutive starts in net, which was a team high for the season, ended on March 15 at Phoenix where he earned a 5-1 victory over the Coyotes.  Within that span, he set a new franchise record for individual shutout streak (166:07) from March 2 at Dallas thru March 9 vs. Vancouver.  Nabokov was also recognized as the NHL's Third Star of the Week for the week of March 5-11 by posting a  2-0-1 record with a .66 goals against average (2 GA/183 minutes played) and a .976 goals against average (83/85).
 
Nabokov has previously won the award six times:  Oct. 2000, Dec, 2000, Nov. 2001, Feb 2002, Dec. 2003 and Nov. 2006.
 
Nabokov on March 11, 2007Established 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.
 
“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.”
 
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PREVIOUS WINNERS OF THE
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY “SHARKS PLAYER OF THE MONTH” AWARD
  
1997-98 2001-02
October 1997 Bill Houlder October 2001 Vincent Damphousse
November 1997 Marco Sturm November 2001 Evgeni Nabokov
December 1997 Mike Vernon December 2001 Mike Ricci
January 1998 Mike Rathje January 2002 Brad Stuart
February 1998 None – Olympics February 2002 Evgeni Nabokov
March 1998 Jeff Friesen March 2002 Scott Thornton
1998-99 2002-03
October 1998 Marco Sturm October 2002 Vincent Damphousse
November 1998 Jeff Friesen November 2002 Patrick Marleau
December 1998 Mike Ricci December 2002 Teemu Selanne
January 1999 Owen Nolan January 2003 Owen Nolan
February 1999 Mike Vernon February 2003 Scott Hannan
March 1999 Steve Shields
2003-04
1999-00 October 2003 Scott Hannan
October 1999 Owen Nolan,  November 2003 Vesa Toskala
Steve Shields December 2003 Patrick Marleau,
November 1999 Vincent Damphousse Evgeni Nabokov
December 1999 Owen Nolan January 2004 Mike Rathje
January 2000 Mike Ricci February 2004 Marco Sturm
February 2000 Brad Stuart March 2004 Jonathan Cheechoo
March 2000 Vincent Damphousse
2005-06
2000-01 October 2005 Kyle McLaren
October 2000 Evgeni Nabokov November 2005 Patrick Marleau
November 2000 Vincent Damphousse December 2005 Joe Thornton
December 2000 Evgeni Nabokov January 2006 Jonathan Cheechoo
January 2001 Owen Nolan February 2006 Vesa Toskala
February 2001 Niklas Sundstrom March 2006 Vesa Toskala
March 2001 Mike Ricci April 2006 Joe Thornton
2006-07
October 2006 Milan Michalek
November 2006 Evgeni Nabokov,
Vesa Toskala
December 2006 Joe Thornton
January 2007 Patrick Marleau
February 2007 Joe Thornton
March 2007 Evgeni Nabokov
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