SAN JOSE - The Québec Remparts (@quebec_remparts) will retire San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic's (@Vlasic44) jersey in a special pre-game ceremony on Friday, March 20 before the team hosts Rimouski Oceanic.
Vlasic becomes the fourth player in Remparts history to have his jersey retired by the team (Guy Lafleur, Simon Gagne, Alexander Radulov). During his three-year stint with the Remparts, Vlasic posted 113 points (22 goals, 91 assists), registered a plus-minus rating of +86, and helped lead the team to a Memorial Cup in 2006.
The now 27-year old defenseman was originally selected by San Jose in the second round (35th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft. Vlasic would make his NHL debut one year later at the age of 19, playing 81 games and registering 26 points (three goals, 23 assists) during his 2006-07 rookie season, earning him NHL All-Rookie Team and "Sharks Rookie of the Year" honors.
During his NHL career, Vlasic has amassed 185 points (38 goals, 147 assists) and a plus-minus rating of +110 in 665 career games. He has been named NHL Player of The Week once (2nd Star, Nov. 14-20, 2011) and "Sharks Player of the Month" three times (Nov. 2014, Oct. 2013, Oct. 2011).
Vlasic has already worked his way into the top-five in numerous Sharks franchise categories for defensemen. He ranks 2nd in games played (665), 5th in goals (38), 2nd in assists (147), 2nd in points (185), and 1st in plus-minus rating (+110).
In addition, Vlasic has amassed a notable international career, representing his home country of Canada at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi where he earned a gold medal, as well as playing in two World Championships (2009, 2012).
The six-foot-one, 205 pound native of Montreal, QC was originally selected by San Jose in the second round (35th overall) of the 2005 NHL Draft.