Today the San Jose Sharks officially kick off their 22nd season in the NHL with the start of training camp. This training camp will be much different than that to the previous ones due to the shortened season. The guys are very excited to be back and get camp started. This season for the Sharks they have a different look behind the bench with the addition of nine time Stanley Cup winner and Hall of Fame Associate Coach Larry Robinson and veteran Assistant Coach in Jim Johnson.
Today is considered to be a special day for Brad Stuart. Stuart who was traded in the 2005 NHL Season to the Boston Bruins along with Marco Sturm and Wayne Primeau for current Sharks Captain Joe Thornton. Brad returned to San Jose on June 10, 2012 as he was traded to the Sharks for Andrew Murray and 7th round draft for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to the Detroit Red Wings. During his time with the Red Wings, Stuart was part of the 2007-2008 Stanley Cup Winning team. Furthermore, in doing that San Jose acquired the negotiating rights for Brad Stuart. Eight days later, Stuart signed a three year deal with the Sharks worth $10.8 Million Dollars.
San Jose also made another addition to their roster when they signed Adam Burish to a four year deal worth $1.8 million per year, reuniting with University of Wisconsin teammate Joe Pavelski on July 1, 2012. Burish won a Stanley Cup with the 2010 Chicago Blackhawks. Right after he was singed by the Sharks, Burish texted Pavelski soon after agreeing to the deal, telling him, “Let’s go win a Cup.”
Minutes before the Sharks took to the ice at Sharks Ice facility, the native started to get a little restless as they stomped the grandstand in unison on two separate occasion’s chatting “Let’s Go Sharks!!!!!, Let’s Go Sharks!!!!!!”
At five minutes before 2:00p local time, the crowd at San Jose Sharks Ice came to life as they welcomed back their Sharks.
During the training camp session, Sharks Captain Joe Thornton ripped the puck from the point as it approached the net, it hit iron and went in. Immediately after he did that, Thornton turned to fan’s and said “That one was for you guys!!!!!!!.” In response to that, the fans at Sharks Ice San Jose gave the Captain a loud cheer indicating Sharks Hockey was back.
After the open practice session ended, newest Shark Adam Burish stopped in the front of the crowd and gave his new fan base the stand up gesture. In reciprocation to Adam Burish’s gesture, the fans gave him a great cheer welcoming him to the family.
The first-look line combinations and defense pairs were as follows on day one for training camp:
San Jose Sharks Training Camp Roster:
|37||Adam Burish||6′ 1″||195||Jan 6, 1983||30||Madison, WI, USA|
|29||Ryane Clowe “A”||6′ 2″||225||Sep 30, 1982||30||Mount Pearl, NF, CAN|
|39||Logan Couture||6′ 1″||200||Mar 28, 1989||23||Guelph, ON, CAN|
|10||Andrew Desjardins||6′ 1″||195||Jul 27, 1986||26||Lively, ON, CAN|
|21||TJ Galiardi||6′ 2″||195||Apr 22, 1988||24||Calgary, AB, CAN|
|26||Michal Handzus||6′ 5″||215||Mar 11, 1977||35||Banska Bystrica, SVK|
|9||Martin Havlat||6′ 2″||210||Apr 19, 1981||31||Mlada Boleslav, CZE|
|38||Bracken Kearns||6′ 0″||195||May 12, 1981||31||North Vancouver, BC, CAN|
|12||Patrick Marleau “A”||6′ 2″||220||Sep 15, 1979||33||Aneroid, SK, CAN|
|43||John McCarthy||6′ 1″||190||Aug 9, 1986||26||Boston, MA, USA|
|68||Frazer McLaren||6′ 5″||230||Oct 29, 1987||25||Winnipeg, MB, CAN|
|8||Joe Pavelski||5′ 11″||190||Jul 11, 1984||28||Plover, WI, USA|
|15||James Sheppard||6′ 1″||205||Apr 25, 1988||24||Halifax, NS, CAN|
|19||Joe Thornton “C”||6′ 4″||225||Jul 2, 1979||33||London, ON, CAN|
|57||Tommy Wingels||6′ 0″||195||Apr 12, 1988||24||Evanston, IL, USA|
|22||Dan Boyle “A”||5′ 11″||190||Jul 12, 1976||36||Ottawa, ON, CAN|
|61||Justin Braun||6′ 2″||205||Feb 10, 1987||25||Minneapolis, MN, USA|
|88||Brent Burns||6′ 5″||225||Mar 9, 1985||27||Barrie, ON, CAN|
|5||Jason Demers||6′ 1″||195||Jun 9, 1988||24||Dorval, QC, CAN|
|3||Douglas Murray||6′ 3″||245||Mar 12, 1980||32||Bromma, SWE|
|7||Brad Stuart||6′ 2″||215||Nov 6, 1979||33||Rocky Mountain House, AB, CAN|
|80||Matt Tennyson||6′ 2″||205||Apr 23, 1990||22||Pleasanton, CA, USA|
|44||Marc-Edouard Vlasic||6′ 1″||205||Mar 30, 1987||25||Montreal, QC, CAN|
|1||Thomas Greiss||6′ 1″||215||Jan 29, 1986||26||Fussen, DEU|
|31||Antti Niemi||6′ 2″||210||Aug 29, 1983||29||Vantaa, FIN|
*****Training Camp Roster Courtesy of San Jose Sharks*****
Below is the official San Jose Sharks 2013 NHL Season Schedule:
Sun 20 @ Calgary 4:00 p.m.
Tue 22 @ Edmonton 7:00 p.m.
THU 24 PHOENIX 7:30 p.m.
SAT 26 COLORADO 1:00 p.m.
SUN 27 VANCOUVER 5:00 p.m.
TUE 29 ANAHEIM 7:30 p.m.
THU 31 EDMONTON 7:30 p.m.
SAT 2 NASHVILLE 7:30 p.m.
Mon 4 @ Anaheim 7:00 p.m.
TUE 5 CHICAGO 7:30 p.m.
SAT 9 PHOENIX 1:00 p.m.
Mon 11 @ Columbus 4:00 p.m.
Tue 12 @ Nashville 5:00 p.m.
Fri 15 @ Chicago 5:30 p.m.
Tue 19 @ St. Louis 5:00 p.m.
Fri 22 @ Chicago 5:30 p.m.
Sat 23 @ Dallas 5:00 p.m.
TUE 26 COLORADO 7:30 p.m.
THU 28 DETROIT 7:30 p.m.
SAT 2 NASHVILLE 7:30 p.m.
Tue 5 @ Vancouver 7:00 p.m.
Wed 6 @ Calgary 6:30 p.m.
SAT 9 ST. LOUIS 1:00 p.m.
Sun 10 @ Colorado 5:00 p.m.
Tue 12 @ St. Louis 5:00 p.m.
THU 14 LOS ANGELES 7:30 p.m.
Sat 16 @ Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
Mon 18 @ Anaheim 7:00 p.m.
Wed 20 @ Edmonton 6:30 p.m
Sat 23 @ Minnesota 11:00 a.m.
Mon 25 @ Anaheim 7:00 p.m.
WED 27 ANAHEIM 7:00 p.m.
THU 28 DETROIT 7:30 p.m.
SAT 30 PHOENIX 7:30 p.m.
MON 1 VANCOUVER 7:30 p.m.
WED 3 MINNESOTA 7:30 p.m.
FRI 5 CALGARY 7:30 p.m.
SUN 7 DALLAS 1:00 p.m.
Tue 9 @ Columbus 4:00 p.m.
Thu 11 @ Detroit 4:30 p.m.
Sat 13 @ Dallas 5:00 p.m.
Mon 15 @ Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
TUE 16 LOS ANGELES 7:30 p.m.
THU 18 MINNESOTA 7:30 p.m.
SUN 21 COLUMBUS 5:00 p.m.
TUE 23 DALLAS 7:00 p.m.
Wed 24 @ Phoenix 7:00 p.m.
Sat 27 @ Los Angeles 7:30 p.m.
GOOD LUCK SAN JOSE SHARKS IN YOUR 2013 NHL SEASON!!!!!!!!
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