SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that captain Joe Pavelski (@jpav8) has been selected as the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) "Sharks Player of the Month" for December.
Pavelski led the Sharks forwards with 13 points in 13 games during the month of December. He had five goals, eight assists and registered a plus-6 rating. Pavelski is currently tied for 13th in scoring in the NHL with 34 points. He's also tied for 17th in the NHL with 22 assists.
The Stevens Point, Wisconsin, native kicked off the month with the game-winning goal vs. Montreal on December 2. His consistency was shown with points in 10 of the Sharks' 13 games. He had a five-game point-streak late in the month where he recorded two goals and five assists. He also had three multi-point games during the month.
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 7th player of the month recognition for Pavelski.