The San Jose Sharks have named Joe Pavelski as the ninth full time captain in club history. Head Coach Peter DeBoer made the announcement following Monday’s practice at Sharks Ice.
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Pavelski is entering his 10th season in the league after being selected 205th overall by San Jose in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. The forward's 228 career goals are second in franchise history, behind only Patrick Marleau. Pavelski ended 2014-15 ranked 2nd in the NHL in power play goals (19), tied for 5th in the NHL in goals (37) and tied for 17th in points (70).
The Big Pavelski is the reigning Sharks Player of the Year for the last two seasons and has represented Team USA in the last two Olympic competitions, winning a silver medal in 2010.
Joe Thornton and Logan Couture have been named alternate captains.