The Best Number 2 and 1 In San Jose Sharks History


Ladies and gentleman, this is the last day we have to suffer through without hockey. Hallelujah. Rejoice to everyone. Hockey is back. It’s been a long offseason, and for Sharks fans it’s been an up and down offseason,. Mostly downs, but I have a good feeling about this season. Not Stanley Cup good, but still good considering the biggest signing the Sharks have made is John Scott. But with all that being said, it’s time to look at the best number 2 and number 1 in San Jose Sharks history.

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Bill Houlder was a member of the San Jose Sharks from 1997-1999 and during those two seasons he added 32 points in each season. He also added two straight seasons with a positive plus minus. The first season with the Sharks, Houlder had a plus 13 rating and in his second season he had a plus 8 rating. Houlder only played those two years in San Jose, but they were good enough to make him the best number 2 in San Jose Sharks history.

And now we come to the end of the list.

There are two players in San Jose Sharks history that have worn the number 1. Both were goalies, and one was a lot better than the other so the greatest number 1 in San Jose Sharks history is Thomas Greiss. Thomas Greiss played 4 seasons in San Jose, and was a backup goalie in every single season. However, the stats he put up each year were what you’d expect from a backup goalie. Save percentages of .915 for two seasons and .912 for the other season. He also had a .860 save percentage season, but he only played in 3 games so it’s hard to count that. The save percentages are about what you’d expect for a backup goalie on an NHL team. Because Brian Hayward gave up on average over 4 goals a game, Thomas Greiss is the greatest number 1 in San Jose Sharks history.

In 24 hours, hockey will be back, and it isn’t a moment too soon. You survived the offseason, folks. It’s time for the greatest sport in the world to return, and it’s time to fall in love with the sport that breaks our hearts year in and year out.