Jonathan Cheechoo Placed On Injured Reserve
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled center Joe Pavelski
from Worcester, the Sharks top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Pavelski, appearing in his first professional season, is currently tied for fourth in the AHL and first among AHL rookies in points (8-18=26), which leads the Sharks. His eight goals are tied for sixth among league rookies and his 18 assists are fourth in the league overall. His 10-game point streak (5-12=17 from Oct. 14 – Nov. 12) is the fifth longest streak in the AHL this season and the longest amongst rookies.
Playing his collegiate hockey at the University of Wisconsin, Pavelski led his team in assists (33), points (56), power play goals (11), game-winning goals (6) and multi-point games (15) as a sophomore last season. Helping the Badgers win their sixth NCAA Division I National Championship last season, he posted a hat trick in their semifinal win over Bemidji State and was a 2006 RBK Division I Second Team All-American.
The five-foot-eleven, 195-pound defenseman from Plover, Wisconsin was drafted by San Jose in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft (7th round, 205th overall).
In a related move, the Sharks placed right wing Jonathan Cheechoo on the Injured Reserve list retroactive to Nov. 16.