SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that the club has recalled forward Jasper Weatherby from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Weatherby, 23, has skated in 29 games for the Sharks and two games for the Barracuda this season, recording six points (two goals, four assists) in the NHL and one assist in the AHL. He is tied for second among Sharks rookies in both goals and points, and his 49% faceoff percentage ranks second among League rookies with more than 100 faceoffs taken. He potted his first NHL career goal in his debut on Oct. 16 against Winnipeg. The center registered an assist in his AHL debut on Dec. 21 at Colorado.
Last season, Weatherby tallied 24 points (14 goals, 10 assists) in 29 games and earned a plus-seven rating with the University of North Dakota in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC). He earned NCHC Player of the Month honors in February 2021 after notching 10 points (six goals, four assists) in five games. Among club skaters, he ended the season fourth in points and tied for second in goals. His 14 goals were tied for 11th most among all NCAA players. Weatherby saw his point totals consecutively increase with each passing collegiate season, recording five points (three goals, two assists) as a freshman in 2018-19, 18 points (10 goals, eight assists) as a sophomore in 2019-20 and 24 points as a junior in 2020-21. His .578 faceoff percentage ranks sixth all-time at the University of North Dakota.
Prior to his collegiate career, Weatherby spent two seasons playing for the Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), scoring 106 points (49 goals, 57 assists) across 104 games. He led the BCHL in both goals (37) and points (74) during the 2017-18 season, helping the Wild win the BCHL Championship and play in the RBC Cup. He earned the Vern Dye Memorial Trophy as the regular season Most Valuable Player and was named a First Team All-Star.
The six-foot-four, 222-pound native of Ashland, Oregon was selected by San Jose in the 2018 NHL Draft (fourth round, 102nd overall).
Additionally, the following players have been assigned to the taxi squad:
F Jayden Halbgewachs
D Jaycob Megna
G Alexei Melnichuk
F Nick Merkley
D Ryan Merkley