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Throwback Thursday - 5/10/2012

by Patrick Hooper / San Jose Sharks

To celebrate Sharks history, each week we will highlight moments of the past. So check back to the Daily Chomp each week to celebrate with us for Throwback Thursday. In addition, we will be giving away special Sharks throwback items every Thursday.

This week the Daily Chomp takes a look at the Sharks inaugural 1991-92 season.

Did you know... The Sharks first franchise win was against the Calgary Flames on October 8, 1991.

More from that year:
  • Pat Falloon was the Sharks leading scorer with 59 points (25 goals).
  • Doug Wilson was the Sharks Captain and was the first player to represent San Jose in the NHL All-Star game on Jan. 18, 1992.
  • George Kingston was the Sharks head coach.
  • The Sharks competed in the Smythe Division of the Clarence Campbell Conference against Calgary, Edmonton, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Winnipeg.
  • The Sharks inaugural season was interrupted from April 1-11 by first League-wide players strike.

Also, be sure to check out the Sharks History Page and the Photo of the Day.

1991 Pop Culture:
  • The average price of a Superbowl ad was $800,000.
  • A gallon of gas cost $1.12.
  • The cool kids were listening to Nirvana's Nevermind album.
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day was the big film.
  • The Billboard Number 1 Song from December 7, 1991- January 24, 1992 was Black Or White by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
  • The Internet was launched to the public on Aug. 6, 1991 and number of computers on the net reaches 1 million.

Sharks Throwback Giveaway

Fill out the form below for a chance to win a unique Sharks Throwback prize. Increase your chances of winning and tweet using #SharksThrowback or text "Throwback" to 74499.

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