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Twitter 11: #ThanksBuster

by Patrick Hooper / San Jose Sharks

After 18 illustrious seasons in the National Hockey League, Owen Nolan hung his skates up on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 as a member of the San Jose Sharks family. What he did for hockey fans in San Jose and all over the country is undeniable.

We asked Sharks twitter fans to share their fondest memories of Owen Nolan using the tag #ThanksBuster. All responses were sent to the Sharks official Twitter account @SanJoseSharks and the top 11 responses are counted down below.



11. From @GilleeBear: @OwenNolan11 the reason I was number 11. Glad you retired as a #sjshark. #pointandsnipe #stillgivingromantureknightmares #thanksbuster

10. From @ericlilly5: @owennolan11 opening a matinee game I attended versus Colorado with a wicked slapshot past Patrick Roy #ThanksBuster

9. From @DarylOdnert: I will always remember @OwenNolan11 giving Dallas goalie Ed Belfour that body check in the '98 playoffs. #ThanksBuster

8. From @Seanjay: The man was so good they had to put 2 ones on his jersey: @OwenNolan11. #thanksbuster @SanJoseSharks #missyoualready

7. From @Sharksfan1996: #ThanksBuster for bringing passion and heart to the game. It was a thrill to watch you play.

6. From @raymundofoo: Owen Nolan was the first hockey player whos name I learned,thanks for the dedication, g7 against the blues goal from ctr ice #ThanksBuster

5. From @ohshlebs: #ThanksBuster you were a big part of my dad and I watching hockey together. The beginning of my love of hockey, and of that close bond

4.
From @jskarp: Or how about @OwenNolan11's game-winner on one leg against the Stars in the 2000 semifinals? Unreal performance. #ThanksBuster

3. From @LukkyTh13Teen: @OwenNolan11 calling his shot then nailing it during the allstar game #classic #thanksbuster

2. From @SJSharks88: Owen Nolan's goal from center ice in Game 7 to clinch the series vs STL  #ThanksBuster



1. From @JonathanGrebe: its simple. It was the 568 games he donned TEAL. He made me want to watch Sharks hockey. He made me love hockey #ThanksBuster



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