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Next Wave: November 19

San Jose's 2020 Draft Picks finding success early in their respective seasons, Sorensen still on a hot streak

by Kyle Stuetzel /

Current Sharks players and prospects are having significant success. In the first report, we highlighted Marcus Sorensen's blistering pace to start the season, but in this week's report he is joined by some new company. Let's take a dive into the second edition of our Next Wave update:

Hats off for Gushchin

Our Sharks Prospect of the Week Danil Gushchin is our top performer in this week's recap, with seven points in three games played for the Muskegon Lumberjacks. What's more amazing is he collected each of the seven points in just two of his three contests, opening up the resumed United States Hockey League season with a three-point effort (one goal, two assists) on opening night and then proceeded to follow it up with a four-point contest, which included a hat trick, to lead all USHL skaters entering Monday in goals and points. 

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Sharks Prospect of the Week: Danil Gushchin

by Kyle Stuetzel /

Danil Gushchin has been selected as the 'Sharks Prospect of the Week' for the week of Nov. 9 after registering seven points (four goals, three assists) and a plus-4 rating in three games for the Muskegon Lumberjacks in the United States Hockey League (USHL).

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Adidas and the NHL Unveil Reverse Retro Jersey for San Jose Sharks

The adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey program marks the first time in NHL history that all 31 teams have participated in a League-wide alternate jersey program

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, Calif. - adidas and the National Hockey League (NHL®) today unveiled the adidas Reverse Retro ADIZERO Authentic jersey for the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and all 31 NHL® teams. The jerseys will be worn next season marking the first time in League history that all 31 teams have participated in a League-wide alternate jersey program. adidas worked closely with the NHL® and each team to design a Reverse Retro jersey representing unique and historical moments in each club's history, while refreshing the color and design combination for an all-new presentation.

The Sharks first third jersey circles around to take another bite in this Reverse Retro jersey. The Sharks recognizable crest, combined with sleeve numbers and point accents, brings back classic vibes from the team's 1998 season.

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Sharks Foundation Community Captains

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare /

Hockey Fights Cancer Month presented by Kaiser Permanente may look a bit different this year, but that hasn't stopped the Sharks from recognizing and supporting the many individuals impacted by the terrible disease.

All month long the Sharks Foundation and the Sharks are checking in with courageous individuals who were honored during our previous Hockey Fights Cancer nights.

Meet these cancer warriors - our community captains.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Introducing our #HockeyFightsCancer Community Captains presented by @KPThrive. 💜

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Sharks Win Golden Matrix Award for Best Overall Video Display in Sports

Sharks capture awards for Best Overall Production - Hockey, Best In-Game Feature, and Best Overall Production (All of Sports)

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and SJSHARKS Productions, the digital production team for the Sharks, won three Golden Matrix Awards (GMA's) from the Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA), a professional association for organizations in the game and event presentation industry. The Sharks won for Best Overall Production - Hockey, Best In-Game Feature, and Best Overall Production (All Sports). The awards were presented November 5 during a live-streamed virtual awards show which was held in place of an annual awards presentation which was scheduled to take place in Nashville, Tenn. this past July. 

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Next Wave: November 5

Sorensen opens the 2020-21 season with a strong start in the Allsvenskan league while Dahlen continues his hot streak

by Kyle Stuetzel /

While we don't know the status of the upcoming 2020-21 season, we do know that several Sharks players and prospects have started up their seasons outside North America, 22 players to be exact, and a few players in the NCAA awaiting the resumption of their league. Let's take a dive into some of the Top Performers since hockey has resumed for the period ending Nov. 3:

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Sharks Sign Forward Kurtis Gabriel

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed Forward Kurtis Gabriel (@kurtisgabriel) to a one-year contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"Kurtis provides valuable depth to the organization, having experience at both the NHL and AHL level," said Wilson. "He is a great teammate who brings an extremely competitive, hard working attitude on the ice. We are happy to have him join our organization."

Gabriel, 27, appeared in 53 games last season for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the American Hockey League (AHL), scoring nine points (five goals, four assists) with 92 penalty minutes. Gabriel led the Phantoms in PIM and was tied for fifth in games played.

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Teal Tracks: Monster Hits

by Nicole Tygesen /

Let's get spooky! 

While getting into the spooky spirit may look a little different this year, to help celebrate at home, we made a monster playlist featuring songs that will sure to be a graveyard smash. 

Happy Halloween, Sharks Territory! 


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Podcast: Sharks Hockey Digest Draft Recap

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks /

You know the names of the players the San Jose Sharks drafted in 2020. Now learn a little bit more about them. 

Sharks radio broadcaster Dan Rusanowsky and San Jose Barracuda radio broadcaster Nick Nollenberger break down the 2020 NHL Draft presented by SAP, by discussing the newest additions to the organization with scouts, coaches, and the draft picks themselves. 

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Becher's Bytes: Constructing the Future

by Jonathan Becher @jbecher /

When you're in the business of live sports and entertainment, you're used to thinking there is no off-season. Sure, our flagship offering is the NHL San Jose Sharks but we host nearly 200 events in SAP Center every year. And that's not even counting our other three buildings in Northern California.

But 2020 has been a year unlike any other.

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