SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced that forward Joe Pavelski has been voted as the winner of the "Sharks Fan Favorite Award" for the 2014-15 season. The "Sharks Fan Favorite Award" is determined by fan voting on social media and at sjsharks.com.
During the 2014-15 season, Pavelski has posted 69 points (37 goals, 32 assists) and a +12 rating in 79 games played. Along with ranking 1st on the Sharks in goals (37) and points (69), Pavelski currently ranks 2nd in the NHL in power-play goals (19), T-4th in the NHL in goals (37), T-15th in the league in points (69), 11th in faceoff percentage (55.6%), and 4th in blocked shots amongst forwards (83).
In addition, Pavelski reached a variety of individual and franchise milestones this season. He reached the 30-goal, 30-assist mark for the third season of his career, becoming only the second player in franchise history to have three or more "30/30" seasons (Patrick Marleau, seven). On Dec. 22 vs. Anaheim, Pavelski scored his 207th career goal with the team, passing Owen Nolan to become the 2nd highest goal-scorer in franchise history. Pavelski also notched his fourth career hat-trick on Feb. 13 at Arizona, moving into a tie for 2nd place (with Patrick Marleau) for most hat-tricks in a Sharks uniform (four).
Pavelski was also named the Sharks Foundation "Sharks Player of the Month" during the month of December. During the month he posted the most goals of any NHL player (nine) and led all San Jose scorers with 12 points (nine goals, three assists).
The five-foot-eleven, 190-pound native of Plover, Wisconsin was originally selected by San Jose in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft.
Everyone who submitted a vote for the "Sharks Fan Favorite Award" was automatically entered into a random drawing which one (1) Grand Prize winner was randomly selected from among all eligible entries during the voting period.
The Grand Prize winner received two tickets to Sharks "Fan Appreciation Night," presented by SAP, a chance to meet their favorite player on the ice after the game and get the player's jersey off their back, a Zamboni ride, and a behind-the-scenes tour of SAP Center.