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Updates to COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols at SAP Center

SAP Center Attendees Ages 3-11 Must Show Proof of Vaccination or Negative COVID-19 Test within 72 Hours of Event Starting December 9

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - In accordance with an updated health and safety directive mandated by the State of California affecting "mega-events" which includes concerts, sporting events, and other shows, Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE) has announced updates to its guest attendance policy for SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter).

Effective Thursday, December 9, 2021, all guests ages 3-11 who visit SAP Center at San Jose must be fully vaccinated or show proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. As announced in August, all guests ages 12 and older are still required to show proof of full vaccination upon entry. These requirements will remain in place until state and local health and safety guidance is revised.  

The updated mandate, which was recently announced by the State of California, affects events being held at statewide indoor venues with attendance levels of 1,000 guests or more. The first event at SAP Center at San Jose to be impacted by the new policy is the San Jose Sharks home game on Thursday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. when the team hosts the Minnesota Wild.

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Next Wave Report: November 30

by Caroline Goldberg /

In our previous update, our draft picks were finding success early in their respective seasons, including Tristen Robins being named WHL Player of the Month.

Many of our draft picks have stepped up this season, not only for their teams but for the Sharks as well. These players are surely ones to keep an eye on throughout the season.

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report, presented by Kaiser Permanente:

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Statement from the San Jose Sharks

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that General Manager Doug Wilson will be taking a temporary medical leave from his day-to-day activities. In the interim, Sharks Assistant General Manager Joe Will will be handling the team's day-to-day operations.

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Sharks Recall Forward Scott Reedy from Barracuda

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled forward Scott Reedy from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). This is Reedy's first recall to the Sharks.

Reedy, 22, has appeared in 12 games for the Barracuda this season, recording a team-high 12 points (eight goals, four assists). Reedy paces all club skaters and sits second among AHL rookies with eight goals. Last season, Reedy played as a senior for the University of Minnesota before making his AHL debut on Apr. 6, 2021vs. Henderson Silver Knights. Collegiately, he was tied-third in team scoring with 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists) in 28 games. The team was 11-0-0 when he scored a goal and 16-2-0 when he recorded a point. Reedy finished the season with eight points (five goals, three assists) in 17 AHL games after signing his entry-level contract with the Sharks on Apr. 2. He also posted one assist in four playoff games.

The six-foot-two, 215-pound native of Prior Lake, Minn. was selected by San Jose in the 2017 NHL Draft (fourth round, 102nd overall).

Additionally, the club has reassigned forward Jeffrey Viel to the Barracuda.

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A Weekend Doug Wilson Will Never Forget

The Sharks General Manager was Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 15, 2021

by Missy Zielinski /

The weekend Doug Wilson had been waiting for finally happened!

And oh was it busy.

After a two-year wait due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame for his playing career that spanned 16 seasons with both the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: The 2020 @HockeyHallFame Weekend is *FINALLY* here!We will be celebrating #SJSharks general manager Doug Wilson all weekend long for his incredible 16-year career as a defenseman with Chicago and San Jose. Wilson will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on Monday.

Surrounded by his family and friends, as well as fellow inductees Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, and Kim St-Pierre, and Ken Holland in the builder category, Wilson participated in a number of activities to commemorate the achievement.

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Sharks to Host 2022 Rookie Faceoff at Future Home of the Barracuda

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today the team will host the 2022 Rookie Faceoff at the future 4,200-seat home of the San Jose Barracuda (@SJBarracuda) at Sharks Ice at San Jose. The new arena, due to open in Aug. 2022, is part of a 400,000 square foot expansion of Sharks Ice at San Jose that will make the facility the largest of its kind in North America.

The annual Rookie Faceoff will take place Sept. 16-19, 2022 and includes four teams from the Pacific Division (Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose and Vegas) and two from the Central Division (Arizona and Colorado). The tournament, which features the top prospects from each participating club, was held in Arizona in 2021, Anaheim in 2019 and Las Vegas in 2018. This past tournament featured several Sharks and Barracuda players including Jasper Weatherby, Ryan Merkley, Santeri Hatakka, and Artemi Kniazev.

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Hall of Fame

Wilson entrance into Hockey Hall of Fame worth the wait

Norris Trophy-winning defenseman with Blackhawks, current Sharks GM voted in during 24th year of eligibility

by Tom Gulitti @TomGulittiNHL / Staff Writer

Doug Wilson wasn't bothered by having to wait until his 24th year of eligibility to be voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. So having the induction ceremony postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic wasn't a big deal either.

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Wilson Set to be Inducted to Hockey Hall of Fame

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson is set to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame this evening, along with fellow inductees Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, and Kim St-Pierre, along with Ken Holland in the builder category. The ceremony will take place at Meridian Hall in Toronto, Ontario.

The induction for the 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame class had originally been scheduled for Nov. 16, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wilson will be recognized for this achievement at SAP Center in San Jose prior to the Sharks April 23 game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

The ceremony will be carried live on NHL Network at 5 p.m. PDT, with pre-ceremony coverage starting at 3 p.m. PT.

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Update on Sharks Players & Staff Regarding NHL's COVID-19 Protocol

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) today announced an update to the status of the San Jose Sharks players and staff currently in the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.

The following seven San Jose Sharks players have been removed from the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list and have been added to the team's active roster:

F Kevin Labanc
D Erik Karlsson
F Timo Meier
D Jake Middleton
F Matt Nieto
D Radim Simek
D Marc-Edouard Vlasic

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Hill Caps off Solid Performance in Net with First Two Career Points

by Missy Zielinski /

Typically we are celebrating first career goals, but this time, we're celebrating two very significant first career points.

Why are they so special? Because they were tallied by San Jose Sharks goaltender Adin Hill.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: A 37-save performance AND his first two career assists in Tuesday���s win for @Adin_Hill.

On Tuesday, November 9, Hill became the second goaltender in Sharks history to record two points in a game (Vesa Toskala, February 3, 2007 vs. CHI) and the 14th netminder in NHL history to record two assists on the road against the Calgary Flames.

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