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 January.
Vlasic finished the month of January with 11 points (five goals, six assists) and led San Jose in blocked shots (37), game-winning goals (2) and shorthanded ice time (3:06/g) during the first month of 2018. His five goals and 17.2 shooting percentage (minimum of 20 shots) led all NHL blueliners. In addition, his 37 blocked shots during the month ranked second amongst all NHL skaters.
The Montreal, Quebec, native has already tied his career-high in goals scored (nine) and is on pace to set a career high for shots on net.
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 fourth player of the month recognition for Vlasic.