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Pavelski Named Sharks Foundation "Player of the Month" For February

The Captain Earns the Honor for the Ninth Time

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE - 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 February.

Pavelski finished the month of February with a team-high 15 points (six goals, nine assists) and led San Jose in takeaways (11), faceoff wins (134) and plus-minus rating (eight). Over the course of the month, he tied for first in the NHL in games with four or more points scored (two) and finished second in the NHL in faceoff win percentage 60.9% (minimum of 100 faceoffs won).

The Plover, Wisconsin, native recently registered his 50th point of the season, becoming one of just seven players to have nine seasons with 50 or more points since 2008-09. Of those seven players, he is the only player to be selected outside of the first round of the NHL Draft.

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 ninth player of the month recognition for Pavelski.

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