4. Justin Braun
One of the Sharks best defensemen in franchise history, Justin Braun, was drafted 201st overall in the 7th round of the 2007 NHL Draft.
Braun spent nine years (2010-2019) with Team Teal and sits 8th on the all-time games played list in franchise history playing in 607 games. The 32-year-old defenseman has scored 24 goals and has dished out 130 assists, totaling 154 points.
Braun scored one of the most memorable goals in franchise history when he became the first Sharks player to ever score a Stanley Cup Finals goal at SAP Center in 2016 against the Penguins. Braun’s steady play and toughness have anchored the Sharks blueline for countless playoff runs alongside all world defender Marc-Edouard Vlasic.
The 2018 – 2019 was the last season for the Braun in Teal after getting shipped out for cap space and draft compensation earlier in the off-season. Nevertheless, the time Braun spent in the Bay Area is hard to get over considering the amount of success he helped bring the franchise. San Jose will likely have a tough time finding someone to round out the right of the defense without the Minnesota native ready to go on the bench.