SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic (@Vlasic44) has been selected as the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) "Sharks Player of the Month" for November.
Vlasic was a team defensive-best +5 in 13 games during the month of November, including posting three assists in 13 games.
This season, Vlasic ranks ninth in the NHL (first on the Sharks) with a +12 rating, fifth-best among all NHL defensemen. His 25 blocked shots ranks fifth on the Sharks this season.
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 third player of the month recognition for Vlasic (Oct. 2011 and 2013).