San Jose Sharks defenseman #7 Brad Stuart at Sharks Ice at San Jose during the start of training camp for the start of the 2013 NHL Season. January 13, 2013. Mandatory credit: San Jose Sharks media department

San Jose Sharks Training Camp Special Report


April 16, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks goalie Antti Niemi (31) leads his team out of the locker room betore game three of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals against the St. Louis Blues at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

 

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.

A few players that are sitting out due to various injuries are Brent Burns and Jason Demers.

Notables from the Worcester Sharks who are at the first day of training camp were, John McCarthy, Bracken Kearns, James Sheppard, Frazer McLaren, Matt Pelech, Matt Irwin, Matt Tennyson.

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.

 

April 16, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) skates with the puck against the St. Louis Blues during the first period of game three of the 2012 Western Conference quarterfinals at HP Pavilion. St. Louis defeated San Jose 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

 

The first-look line combinations and defense pairs were as follows on day one for training camp:

Marleau-Thornton-Pavelski
Clowe-Couture-Havlat
Galiardi-Handzus-Wingels
McLaren-Desjardins-Burish
Kearns-Sheppard-McCarthy

Vlasic-Stuart
Irwin-Boyle
Murray-Tennyson
Petrecki-Pelech/Braun

 

 

San Jose Sharks Training Camp Roster:

Forwards:

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

 

Defenseman:

 

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

 

Goaltenders:

 

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*****

 

Mar 24, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks head coach Todd McLellan talks to his team during a time out against the Phoenix Coyotes during the third period at HP Pavilion. San Jose defeated Phoenix 4-3 in shootouts. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Below is the official San Jose Sharks 2013 NHL Season Schedule:

 

JANUARY
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.

FEBRUARY
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.

MARCH
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.

APRIL
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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