SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that forward Tomas Hertl (@TomasHertl48) has been selected as the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) "Sharks Player of the Month" for March.
Hertl finished the month of March with 14 points (seven goals, seven assists). He led the Sharks in takeaways (21), tied for first in points, and was second in goals. Hertl's 14 points came in 11 of the team's 15 games, including a six-game point streak (three goals, four assists) from Mar. 1 - 12. The forward is currently riding a separate six-game point streak (three goals, five assists), which began on Mar. 25.
During the month, the Prague, Czech Republic, native appeared in his 400th career NHL game on Mar. 28 vs Chicago, and reached the 30-goal mark for the first time in his career on Mar. 7 vs Montreal. This season Hertl has registered a career-high 72 points (35 goals, 37 assists) and is second on San Jose in both points and goals.
Established in the 1996-97 season, the Sharks Foundation "Sharks Player of the Month" program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team's success each month. The Sharks Player of the Month and Year award program has donated more than $300,000 to the Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.
This is the first player of the month recognition for Hertl.
For a complete list of previous Sharks Player of the Month winners, click here.