In 2019-20, S.J. Sharkie entered his 29th year as the Sharks beloved mascot.
A consistent and familiar presence at every Sharks home game, Sharkie has the enviable task of entertaining a sold-out crowd in San Jose night in and night out, performing a variety of humorous, exciting, death-defying and unique stunts and acts.
Since his NHL debut in January 1992, Sharkie has become one of the most recognized mascots in the universe. He's a highly respected figure both inside and outside of SAP Center and throughout the hockey community.
This loveable mascot makes more than 450 public appearances each year, and causes a splash at any event. During his career, Sharkie's event ranged from birthday parties to flower deliveries, bar mitzvahs to weddings, corporate events and charity fundraisers. He has escorted a high school student to her senior prom and acted as the Ring Bearer, Best "Fish" and has walked the bride down the aisle at wedding ceremonies. Aptly coined as "The Hardest Working Fish in Sports," Sharkie has been selected to represent the team at the NHL All-Star Game an amazing 20 times (as of 2019) and assisted in dropping the ceremonial first puck at the 1997 All-Star Game in San Jose. In 2012, the Cartoon Network selected him as the "Most Awesome Mascot" in all of sports at their Hall Of Game Awards show, the first hockey mascot to win the award.
Sharkie serves as the face of several Sharks community initiatives, including Reading Is Cool, Stick To Fitness, Anti Bully Programming, Little Sharks and the FINactical Kids Club. Besides his countless public appearance, Sharkie is involved with numerous Bay Area charities and spends countless hours on behalf of the Sharks Foundation by lending a "fin" to their programs, fundraisers, meetings and projects throughout the year (sharksfoundation.org).
Sharkie's popularity has "spawned" his very own merchandise line and website, the first website ever devoted solely to a professional mascot (sjsharkie.com). You can follow Sharkie on his very own social network pages as well (Twitter: @sjsharkie, Facebook: sjsharkie, Instagram: @officialsjsharkie, Snapchat: @theSJSharkie and Tiktok: @theSJSharkie).
For more information on the fun-loving fish, his appearance descriptions and opportunities for in-game events, please visit sjsharkie.com.