SAN JOSE, Calif. - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that Joe Pavelski (@jpav8) has been selected as the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) "Sharks Player of the Month" for March.
Pavelski led the Sharks with eight goals, 12 points and two game-winning goals in the month of March. His 29 goals lead the team this season, and he currently ranks second on the team with 67 points. Pavelski ranks in the top-25 in goal scoring and top-20 in points across the NHL.
The Stevens Point, Wisconsin, native was on an especially hot streak in the first half of the month. Between March 6 and March 14, Pavelski scored seven goals in five games with two game-winners, helping him earn the NHL's First Star of the Week.
Established in the 1996-97 season, the Sharks Foundation "Sharks Player of the Month" program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team's success each month. The Sharks Player of the Month and Year award program has donated more than $300,000 to the Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.
This is the 8th player of the month recognition for Pavelski.