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Top 10 Moments of 2016-17: A First for Many

Six San Jose Sharks registered an NHL "first" this season

by Casey Krygier /

Since the Worcester Sharks moved to California and became the San Jose Barracuda, there has been an increased volume of roster activity for the San Jose Sharks. Prospects are being called up more frequently which means many NHL "firsts" are bound to happen. In fact, this season, six Sharks players notched some sort of first to their career.

Kevin Labanc- November 18, 2016 Scored his first NHL goal in a Western Conference Final rematch against the Blues.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Congrats to @Str8ToTheBanc, who scored his first NHL goal last night!

Video: SJS@VAN: Labanc jams home PPG to tie the game

Ryan Carpenter- November 30, 2016 Capitalizing on a 2-on-1 play, Carpenter scored his first NHL goal against the Sharks arch enemy, Los Angeles Kings. What a feeling!

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: First goal feelings. #SJSharks

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Congrats to @CarpyDeuces, who scored his first NHL goal last night!

Timo Meier- December 17, 2016 First NHL game, first NHL shot, first NHL goal. Yep, Timo Time was in full force against the Canadiens.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: First game, first shot, first goal. Congrats on a great NHL debut, @MeierTimo!

Video: SJS@MTL: Meier scores first goal on first career shot

Aaron Dell- December 30, 2016 With only 5 NHL games under his belt at the time, Dell recorded his first NHL shutout against the Flyers.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: First career shutout congrats. ��#SJSharks

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Congrats to @ADell32, who recorded his first career shutout last night! ��

Marcus Sorensen- March 2, 2017 On the fourth NHL game his career, Sorensen registered his first NHL goal against the Canucks.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: FIRST NHL GOAL FOR SORENSEN! 2-1, #SJSharks

Video: VAN@SJS: Sorensen slots home first career goal

Danny O'Regan- April 8, 2017 Considering he was the AHL's leading rookie in scoring, it was only a matter of time until O'Regan scored his first NHL goal...on the last game of the regular season.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Congrats on your first NHL goal, @DannyORegan15! 1������:

Video: CGY@SJS: O'Regan nets first NHL goal with deflection

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