San Jose, CA -
|San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski united with the Sharks Foundation and the Good Tidings Foundation to build a street hockey court at Franklin Elementary School in San Jose. |
The San Jose Sharks today announced that forward Joe Pavelski
has been voted by his teammates as the team’s nominee for the King Clancy Award. The King Clancy Award is an annual award given "to the player in the league that best exemplifies leadership qualities both on-and off-the-ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in his community."
Pavelski, 26, is in his fifth NHL season, all with San Jose. A leader on and off the ice, Pavelski has set the bar with his tireless off-ice commitments to the community. Assisting the Sharks Foundation, which offers unique resources and financial support to organizations that enhance the lives of the local youth, Pavelski has participated in many community events over the course of the 2010-11 season.
Some of Pavelski’s activities over the past year include:
- Contributed a large portion of the cost of the street hockey court at Franklin Elementary School
- Participated in the Sharks Foundation Golf Classic
- Attended “Sampling with the Sharks” Wine Event Fundraiser
- Provision of autographed items to many youth-related causes (fundraising initiatives)
- Always quick to attend meet and greets with children following games
- Sharks Foundation Adopt-A-Family Party
- Yearly participant
- Purchases gifts for a family in need
- Attends event/interacts with family
- Serves as Co-Captain for the Sharks FINatical Kids Club
- Served as the team spokesperson for “Hockey For Huggies,” which helped collect over 19,000 diapers for families in need through direct and monetary donation.
- Participated in “Favorite Things” Basket Auction which raised money for the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation.
- Attended the Amici’s Fundraiser for the Sharks Foundation
On the ice this year, Pavelski set career-highs in goals, assists, points, power play goals, shots and plus/minus. He finished 13th among all NHL forwards in blocked shots (67) and was first on the team, 11th in the NHL in shots taken (282). Pavelski also posted a career-high 10-game point streak from March 14 thru April 4, collecting 19 points (six goals, 13 assists).
Pavelski was originally selected by San Jose in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.