The man they call Pickles is the leader in the clubhouse as the next guy to dawn the C in the coming seasons for the San Jose Sharks. He’s the model of a professional on and off the ice. He goes out and grinds game in and game out, and you can make the argument that he’s the most important player on the team.
He’s their defensive anchor, and leader on the Penalty Kill. And he’s not too shabby on the offensive end either.
Vlasic is one of the most popular guys in the dressing room and is a favorite of the coaching staff and front office.
Vlasic would be the first San Jose Sharks defenseman to dawn the C since Rob Blake for one season in 2009, and Todd Gill before him in 1997.