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2011–12 San Jose Sharks · NHL
Division 2nd Pacific
Conference 7th Western
2011–12 record 43–29–10 (96 points)
Home record 26–12–3
Road record 17–17–7
Goals for 228
Goals against 210
General Manager Doug Wilson
Coach Todd McLellan
Captain Joe Thornton
Alternate captains Dan Boyle
Ryane Clowe
Patrick Marleau
Arena HP Pavilion at San Jose
Average attendance 17,562
Team leaders
Goals Logan Couture
Joe Pavelski (31)
Assists Joe Thornton (59)
Points Joe Thornton (77)
Penalties in minutes Ryane Clowe (97)
Wins Antti Niemi (34)
Goals against average Thomas Greiss (2.30)

The 2011–12 San Jose Sharks season was the ice hockey club's 21st season in the NHL.

OffseasonEdit

The Sharks, disappointed in their playoff results, traded away two major players of their team to the Minnesota Wild. Devin Setoguchi was traded for Brent Burns, and Dany Heatley was traded for Martin Havlat. Burns was targeted to fill a hole on the Sharks as a shut-down defensive presence. Heatley was traded after posting disappointing playoff results.

Season recapEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The preseason was successful, ending in a 5–1–0 record with the only loss came to Phoenix.

The Sharks started the season rather slowly; they gained a win at their opener at home against Phoenix but then lost three straight. Afterwards, the Sharks won the first five games on their six-game road trip. The win at New Jersey came on a shootout, with Joe Thornton participating in his 1000th NHL career game, and the win at New York by a sudden-death goal from Brent Burns, so the Sharks won both games that went into overtime. They ended this road trip with a loss at New York before heading back home for a six-game stand. The first one was a win after shootout against the Pittsburgh Penguins before losing the first game after overtime to Nashville before the next two games were won. The home stand ended with five wins and only one loss, coming against Phoenix. The Sharks took over the first position in the Pacific Division in November and had 13 wins in the books after 20 games. After that, the Sharks lost four out of five with the only win coming to Montreal by shootouts. The Sharks just won one of the next five games, before they went on a four-game winning streak to take the top spot in the Pacific Division over Christmas. December was finished with two losses to Anaheim and Vancouver.

The new year started with two wins on the road, another one at home and the number 1 spot in the division. After an overtime loss at Minnesota the Sharks captured their second shootout victory in a 2–0 win over Winnipeg. January was ended with two shootouts by Antti Niemi and at top of their division. February included a nine-game road trip where the Sharks would go 2–6–1.

The Sharks clinched a playoff spot on the fifth of April - in their 81st game of the regular season - with a 6–5 shootout victory against Los Angeles.

PlayoffsEdit

In the playoffs, the Sharks faced the St. Louis Blues, a number 2 seed, in the first round, the conference quarterfinals in a best-of-seven series. The Sharks won Game 1 by a score of 3–2 after double overtime by a goal from Martin Havlát who scored twice, with Andrew Desjardins sent this game into overtime with his goal 5 minutes before the end of regulation. Game two was won by the Blues, who scored once every period, 3–0. St. Louis continued their dominance by posting a 4–3 victory in Game 3, with two of the three goals by the Sharks coming in the waning minutes of the third period. The Blues then won a second straight game in San Jose, in Game 4, by a score of 2–1. The Blues led the series 3 to 1. With coming back over to St. Louis the Sharks went into the third period with a lead, thanks to a goal from Joe Thornton. The Blues answered with two quick goals in the middle of the last period and scored another goal late in the game to capture the series 4–1.

StandingsEdit

Pacific Division[1]
GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 y – Phoenix Coyotes 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
2 San Jose Sharks 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
3 Los Angeles Kings 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
4 Dallas Stars 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
5 Anaheim Ducks 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
Western Conference[2]
R Div GP W L OTL ROW GF GA Pts
1 p – Vancouver Canucks * NW 82 51 22 9 43 249 198 111
2 y – St. Louis Blues * CE 82 49 22 11 45 210 165 109
3 y – Phoenix Coyotes * PA 82 42 27 13 36 216 204 97
4 Nashville Predators CE 82 48 26 8 43 237 210 104
5 Detroit Red Wings CE 82 48 28 6 39 248 203 102
6 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 45 26 11 38 248 238 101
7 San Jose Sharks PA 82 43 29 10 34 228 210 96
8 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 40 27 15 34 194 179 95
8.5
9 Calgary Flames NW 82 37 29 16 34 202 226 90
10 Dallas Stars PA 82 42 35 5 35 211 222 89
11 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 41 35 6 32 208 220 88
12 Minnesota Wild NW 82 35 36 11 24 177 226 81
13 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 34 36 12 31 204 231 80
14 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 32 40 10 27 212 239 74
15 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 29 46 7 25 202 262 65
Divisions: CE – Central, NW – Northwest, PA – Pacific ROW: Total of games won in regulation or overtime, not shootout.

* – Division leader, y – Won division, p – Won Presidents' Trophy (best record in NHL)


Schedule and resultsEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2011–12 Game Log: 43–29–10 (Home: 26–12–3 ; Road: 17–17–7)

PlayoffsEdit

The Sharks clinched a playoff spot and made their eighth consecutive appearance in the playoffs.

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statsEdit

SkatersEdit

Note: GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/− = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes
Updated April 21, 2012.[3]

Regular season
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton 82 18 59 77 +17 31
Couture, LoganLogan Couture 80 31 34 65 +2 16
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau 82 30 34 64 +10 26
Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski 82 31 30 61 +18 31
Boyle, DanDan Boyle 81 9 39 48 +10 57
Clowe, RyaneRyane Clowe 76 17 28 45 −5 97
Burns, BrentBrent Burns 81 11 26 37 +8 34
Havlat, MartinMartin Havlat 39 7 20 27 +10 22
McGinn, JamieJamie McGinn 61 12 12 24 +1 26
Handzus, MichalMichal Handzus 67 7 17 24 −6 18
Vlasic, Marc-EdouardMarc-Edouard Vlasic 82 4 19 23 +11 40
Mitchell, TorreyTorrey Mitchell 76 9 10 19 −6 29
Desjardins, AndrewAndrew Desjardins 76 4 13 17 +4 47
Demers, JasonJason Demers 57 4 9 13 −8 22
Braun, JustinJustin Braun 66 2 9 11 −2 23
Winchester, BradBrad Winchester 67 6 4 10 −5 88
Wingels, TommyTommy Wingels 33 3 6 9 −1 18
Ferriero, BennBenn Ferriero 35 7 1 8 0 8
Moore, DominicDominic Moore 23 0 6 6 −8 6
Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik 21 3 2 5 0 10
White, ColinColin White 54 1 3 4 −5 21
Murray, DouglasDouglas Murray 60 0 4 4 +3 31
Vandermeer, JimJim Vandermeer 25 1 3 4 +3 33
Murray, AndrewAndrew Murray 39 1 3 4 +3 4
Galiardi, T. J.T. J. Galiardi 14 1 0 1 −2 6
McCarthy, JohnJohn McCarthy 10 0 0 0 −2 10
McLaren, FrazerFrazer McLaren 7 0 0 0 0 9

Playoffs
Player GP G A Pts +/− PIM
Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton 5 2 3 5 +2 2
Couture, LoganLogan Couture 5 1 3 4 −1 0
Havlat, MartinMartin Havlat 5 2 1 3 −1 8
Clowe, RyaneRyane Clowe 5 0 3 3 −3 0
Boyle, DanDan Boyle 5 0 2 2 0 4
Burns, BrentBrent Burns 5 1 1 2 +2 4
White, ColinColin White 3 1 0 1 0 0
Mitchell, TorreyTorrey Mitchell 5 0 1 1 0 6
Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik 5 0 1 1 +1 6
Desjardins, AndrewAndrew Desjardins 5 1 0 1 +1 2
Wingels, TommyTommy Wingels 5 0 1 1 +1 7
Handzus, MichalMichal Handzus 2 0 0 0 0 0
Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau 5 0 0 0 −1 4
Murray, DouglasDouglas Murray 5 0 0 0 −1 19
Winchester, BradBrad Winchester 1 0 0 0 0 0
Moore, DominicDominic Moore 3 0 0 0 −1 5
Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski 5 0 0 0 −3 5
Vlasic, Marc-EdouardMarc-Edouard Vlasic 5 0 0 0 −2 2
Galiardi, T. J.T. J. Galiardi 3 0 0 0 −1 6
Braun, JustinJustin Braun 5 0 0 0 −2 15
Demers, JasonJason Demers 3 0 0 0 −1 2

GoaltendersEdit

GP = Games Played; MIN = Time On Ice in minutes; W = Wins; L = Losses; OT = Overtime Losses; GA = Goals Against; GAA = Goals Against Average; SA = Shots Against; SV = Saves; SV% = Save Percentage; SO = Shutouts; G = Goals; A = Assists; PEN = Penalty Time in minutes

Regular season
Player GP MIN W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 68 3936 34 22 9 159 2.42 1865 .915 6 0 0 2
Greiss, ThomasThomas Greiss 19 1043 9 7 1 40 2.30 472 .915 0 0 0 2
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA Sv% SO G A PIM
Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi 5 318 1 4 13 2.45 151 .914 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining Sharks. Stats reflect time with the Sharks only.
Traded mid-season
Bold/italics denotes franchise record

Awards, records, milestonesEdit

AwardsEdit

Regular Season
Player Award Awarded
Marc-Edouard Vlasic[4] NHL Second Star of the Week November 21, 2011

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Tommy Wingels 1st Career NHL Assist
1st Career NHL Point
October 8, 2011
Joe Thornton 1,000th Career NHL Game October 21, 2011
Joe Thornton 700th Career NHL Assist October 25, 2011
Marc-Edouard Vlasic 400th Career NHL Game November 3, 2011
Marc-Edouard Vlasic 100th Career NHL Assist November 20, 2011
Andrew Murray 200th Career NHL Game November 23, 2011
Patrick Marleau 800th Career NHL Point January 10, 2012
Tommy Wingels 1st Career NHL Goal January 15, 2012
Brent Burns 200th Career NHL Point January 17, 2012
Logan Couture 100th Career NHL Point January 23, 2012
Dan Boyle 800th Career NHL Game January 31, 2012
Brent Burns 500th Career NHL Game January 31, 2012
Douglas Murray 400th Career NHL Game January 31, 2012
Joe Pavelski 400th Career NHL Game February 8, 2012
Michal Handzus 900th Career NHL Game February 21, 2012
Patrick Marleau 1,100th Career NHL Game March 8, 2012
Dan Boyle 500th Career NHL Point March 26, 2012
Joe Pavelski 300th Career NHL Point March 26, 2012
Ryan Clowe 100th Career NHL Goal April 3, 2012
Daniel Winnik 100th Career NHL Point April 3, 2012

Final rosterEdit

Updated April 19, 2012.[5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
22 Flag of Canada.svg Boyle, DanDan Boyle

 (A)

D R 40 2008 Ottawa, Ontario
61 Flag of the United States Braun, JustinJustin Braun

D R 29 2007 St. Paul, Minnesota
88 Flag of Canada.svg Burns, BrentBrent Burns

D R 31 2011 Ajax, Ontario
29 Flag of Canada.svg Clowe, RyaneRyane Clowe

 (A)

LW L 34 2001 Fermeuse, Newfoundland
39 Flag of Canada.svg Couture, LoganLogan Couture

C L 27 2007 Guelph, Ontario
60 Flag of Canada.svg Demers, JasonJason Demers

D R 28 2008 Dorval, Quebec
69 Flag of Canada.svg Desjardins, AndrewAndrew Desjardins

C L 30 2010 Lively, Ontario
78 Flag of the United States Ferriero, BennBenn Ferriero

C R 29 2009 Boston, Massachusetts
37 Flag of the United States Galiardi, T. J.T. J. Galiardi

C L 28 2012 Calgary, Alberta
1 Flag of Germany Greiss, ThomasThomas Greiss

G L 30 2004 Füssen, West Germany
26 Flag of Slovakia Handzus, MichalMichal Handzus

C L 39 2011 Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
9 Flag of the Czech Republic Havlat, MartinMartin Havlat

RW L 35 2011 Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia
52 Flag of Canada.svg Irwin, MattMatt Irwin

D L 29 2010 Brentwood Bay, British Columbia
-- Flag of the United States Kennedy, TimTim Kennedy

LW L 30 2012 Buffalo, New York
12 Flag of Canada.svg Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau

 (A)

C/LW L 37 1997 Swift Current, Saskatchewan
43 Flag of the United States McCarthy, JohnJohn McCarthy

LW/C L 30 2006 Boston, Massachusetts
17 Flag of Canada.svg Mitchell, TorreyTorrey Mitchell

C/RW R 31 2004 Greenfield Park, Quebec
18 Flag of Canada.svg Moore, DominicDominic Moore

C L 36 2012 Thornhill, Ontario
55 Flag of Canada.svg Moore, MikeMike Moore

D L 31 2008 Calgary, Alberta
3 Flag of Sweden Murray, DouglasDouglas Murray

D L 36 1999 Stockholm, Sweden
31 Flag of Finland Niemi, AnttiAntti Niemi

G L 33 2010 Vantaa, Finland
8 Flag of the United States Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski

C R 32 2003 Plover, Wisconsin
35 Flag of Finland Sateri, HarriHarri Sateri

G L 26 2008 Toijala, Finland
19 Flag of Canada.svg Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton

 (C)

C L 37 2005 London, Ontario
2 Flag of Canada.svg Vandermeer, JimJim Vandermeer

D L 36 2011 Caroline, Alberta
44 Flag of Canada.svg Vlasic, Marc-EdouardMarc-Edouard Vlasic

D L 29 2005 Montreal, Quebec
5 Flag of Canada.svg White, ColinColin White

D L 38 2011 New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
10 Flag of the United States Winchester, BradBrad Winchester

LW L 35 2011 Madison, Wisconsin
57 Flag of the United States Wingels, TommyTommy Wingels

C R 28 2008 Evanston, Illinois
34 Flag of Canada.svg Winnik, DanielDaniel Winnik

LW/C L 31 2012 Toronto, Ontario

TransactionsEdit

The Sharks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2011–12 season.

TradesEdit

Date
Details
June 24, 2011[6] To Minnesota Wild
Charlie Coyle
Devin Setoguchi
1st-round pick (#28 overall) in 2011
To San Jose Sharks
Brent Burns
2nd-round pick in 2012
June 25, 2011[7] To Florida Panthers
2nd-round pick (#59 overall) in 2011
3rd-round pick in 2012
To San Jose Sharks
2nd-round pick (#47 overall) in 2011
June 25, 2011[7] To Winnipeg Jets
4th-round pick (#119 overall) in 2011
To San Jose Sharks
5th-round pick (#133 overall) in 2011
7th-round pick (#194 overall) in 2011
July 3, 2011[8] To Minnesota Wild
Dany Heatley
To San Jose Sharks
Martin Havlat
August 7, 2011[9] To Minnesota Wild
3rd-round pick in 2013
To San Jose Sharks
James Sheppard
January 26, 2012[10] To Florida Panthers
Sean Sullivan
To San Jose Sharks
Tim Kennedy
February 16, 2012[11] To Tampa Bay Lightning
2nd-round pick in 2012
To San Jose Sharks
Dominic Moore
7th-round pick in 2012
February 27, 2012[12] To Colorado Avalanche
Jamie McGinn
Mike Connolly
Michael Sgarbossa
To San Jose Sharks
T. J. Galiardi
Daniel Winnik
7th-round pick in 2013

Free agents signedEdit

Player Former team Contract terms
Michal Handzuš[13] Los Angeles Kings 2 years, $5 million
Jim Vandermeer[14] Edmonton Oilers 1 year, $1 million
Matt Pelech[15] Abbotsford Heat 1 year, $525,000
Ben Guite[16] Springfield Falcons 1 year, $525,000
Andrew Murray[17] Columbus Blue Jackets 1 year, $575,000
Colin White[18] New Jersey Devils 1 year, $1 million
Brad Winchester[19] Anaheim Ducks 1 year, $725,000
Sebastian Stalberg[20] University of Vermont 2 years, $1.51 million entry-level contract
Matt Tennyson[21] Western Michigan University 2 years, $1.85 million entry-level contract
Travis Oleksuk[22] University of Minnesota-Duluth 2 years, $1.385 million entry-level contract

Free agents lostEdit

Player New team Contract terms
Niclas Wallin[23][24] Lulea HF 1 year
Ben Eager[25] Edmonton Oilers 3 years, $3.3 million
Jamal Mayers[26] Chicago Blackhawks 1 year, $550,000
Ian White[27] Detroit Red Wings 2 years, $5.75 million
Kent Huskins[28] St. Louis Blues 1 year, $1 million
Scott Nichol[29] St. Louis Blues 1 year, $700,000
Kyle Wellwood[30] Winnipeg Jets 1 year, $700,000

Claimed via waiversEdit

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via waiversEdit

Player New team Date claimed off waivers

Lost via retirementEdit

Player

Players' signingsEdit

Player Date Contract terms
Freddie Hamilton[31] May 27, 2011 3 years, $1.945 million entry-level contract
Devin Setoguchi[32] June 23, 2011 3 years, $9 million
Andrew Desjardins[33] June 27, 2011 1 year, $540,000
Alex Stalock[33] June 27, 2011 1 year, $625,000
Jamie McGinn[34] June 30, 2011 1 year, $680,000
Frazer McLaren[34] June 30, 2011 1 year, $575,000
Thomas Greiss[35] July 6, 2011 2 years, $1.175 million
Sean Sullivan[36] July 6, 2011 1 year, $525,000
Benn Ferriero[37] July 8, 2011 1 year, $605,000
Brent Burns[38] August 1, 2011 5 years, $28.8 million contract extension
Logan Couture[39] August 26, 2011 2 years, $5.75 million contract extension
Konrad Abeltshauser[40] April 13, 2012 3 years, $1.9 million entry-level contract
Dylan Demelo[41] April 20, 2012 3 years, $1.975 million entry-level contract

Draft picksEdit

San Jose's picks at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Round # Player Position Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
2 47 (from Montreal) Matthew Nieto LW Flag of the United States United States Boston University Terriers (Hockey East)
3 89 Justin Sefton D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
5 133 (from Carolina) Sean Kuraly C Flag of the United States United States Indiana Ice (USHL)
6 166 (from NY Rangers) Daniil Sobchenko C Flag of Russia Russia Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (KHL)
6 179 Dylan Demelo D Flag of Canada.svg Canada Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (OHL)
7 194 (from Calgary) Colin Blackwell C Flag of the United States United States St. John's Prep (USHS-MA)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011–2012 Standings by Division. National Hockey League. Retrieved on February 20, 2012.
  2. 2011–2012 Standings by Conference. National Hockey League. Retrieved on April 2, 2012.
  3. Sharks Stats. sj-sharks.com. Retrieved on 2011-04-11.
  4. Habs' Price's two shutouts earn First Star honors
  5. Sharks Roster. sj-sharks.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-19.
  6. Brent Burns Acquired From Wild
  7. 7.0 7.1 2011 NHL Entry Draft Recap
  8. Martin Havlat Acquired For Dany Heatley
  9. James Sheppard Is A Shark Now
  10. Sharks Acquire Tim Kennedy from Florida in Exchancge for Sean Sullivan
  11. Sharks Acquire Moore and a Seventh Round Selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft from the Lightning in Exchange for a Second Round Selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft
  12. Sharks Acquire Galiardi, Winnik and Draft Pick from Colorado in Exchange for McGinn, Connolly and Sgarbossa
  13. Big Center Handzus A Free Agent Signee
  14. Defenseman Vandermeer Joins Sharks
  15. D-Man Matt Pelech Joins Sharks Organization
  16. Veteran Ben Guite Signs With Sharks
  17. Sharks Sign Center Andrew Murray
  18. Colin White Signs With San Jose
  19. Sharks Sign Left Wing Brad Winchester
  20. Sharks Sign Wing Sebastian Stalberg to a Two-Year Contract
  21. Sharks Sign Bay Area Native Matt Tennyson to Entry-Level Contract
  22. Sharks Sign Center Travis Oleksuk to Entry-Level Contract
  23. Nicklas Wallin Heads Home
  24. Genuin norrbottning på väg hem igen. Lulea HF (2011-06-15). Retrieved on 2011-06-15.
  25. Oilers agree to terms with Ben Eager
  26. Blackhawks agree to terms with Brunette, Mayers, McLean and O’Donnell
  27. Wings add D-depth, sign White
  28. Blues Sign Defenseman Huskins NHL.com (July 2, 2011)
  29. Blues Sign Scott Nichol NHL.com (July 5, 2011)
  30. Jets agree to terms with Kyle Wellwood NHL.com (September 9, 2011)
  31. Sharks Sign Forward Freddie Hamilton
  32. Setoguchi Signs Contract Extension
  33. 33.0 33.1 Andrew Desjardins & Alex Stalock Get 1 Year
  34. 34.0 34.1 Jamie McGinn & Frazer McLaren Get Deals
  35. Thomas Greiss Has Re-Signed With SJ
  36. Defenseman Sullivan Re-Signs With Sharks
  37. Benn Ferriero Re-signs With Sharks
  38. Brent Burns Signs For Five
  39. Sharks Sign Center Logan Couture to a Two-Year Extension
  40. Sharks Sign Defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser
  41. Sharks Sign Defenseman Dylan Demelo
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