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The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. The team is a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). Established for the 1991–92 NHL season, the Sharks initially played games at the Cow Palace before moving to HP Pavilion at San Jose in 1993. The Sharks are owned by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises.

There have been eight head coaches in Sharks franchise history. George Kingston was the first coach in Sharks history and lasted two seasons, which included a 1992–93 campaign where the team set an NHL record for losses in a season with 71. Darryl Sutter is the leader in games coached with 434. Ron Wilson is the leader in regular season wins (206) and points (469) as well as playoff games (52) and wins (28). Cap Raeder is the leader in winning percentage, winning his sole game as head coach on December 3, 2002 against the Phoenix Coyotes. Jim Wiley holds the franchise records for least wins (17) and least points (37), while Kingston hold the record for lowest winning percentage (.192). The current coach is Todd McLellan, who was hired on June 11, 2008.

Key Edit

# Number of coaches[A]
GC Games coached
W Wins
L Loses
T Ties
OTL Overtime losses includes shootout losses
Win % Winning percentage
Spent entire NHL coaching career with the Sharks

Coaches Edit

Darryl Sutter, 2006 NHL Awards

Darryl Sutter, the 5th head coach of the Sharks, coached the team from 1997 to 2002.

# Name Nat Dates Regular season Playoffs
GC W L T OTL[B] Pts Win % GC W L
1 George Kingston Flag of Canada April 12, 1991 — April 18, 1993 164 28 129 7 63 .192
2 Kevin Constantine Flag of the United States June 16, 1993 — December 1, 1995 157 55 78 24 134 .427 25 11 14
3 Jim Wiley[C] Flag of Canada December 1, 1995 — June 5, 1996 57 17 37 3 37 .325
4 Al Sims Flag of Canada June 5, 1996 — May 9, 1997 82 27 47 8 62 .378
5 Darryl Sutter Flag of Canada June 8, 1997 — December 1, 2002 434 192 167 60 15 459 .529 42 18 24
6 Cap Raeder[D] Flag of the United States December 1, 2002 — December 4, 2002 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.000
7 Ron Wilson Flag of the United States December 4, 2002 — May 12, 2008 385 206 122 19 38 469 .609 52 28 24
8 Todd McLellan Flag of Canada June 11, 2008 — present 82 53 18 - 11 117 .713 6 2 4

Notes Edit

  • A  A running total of the number of coaches of the Sharks. Thus, any coach who had two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • B  Before 1999, overtime losses were included in the loss column; Since 2005, ties are no longer possible.
  • C  Wiley served as interim coach for the remainder of the 1995–96 season following the firing of Constantine.
  • D  Raeder server as interim coach for a single game during the 2002–03 season following the firing of Sutter and prior to the hiring of Wilson.


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