2008–09 San Jose Sharks season

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2008–09 San Jose Sharks
Presidents' Trophy Winners
Pacific Division Champions
Division 1st Pacific
Conference 1st Western
2008–09 record 53-18-11
Home record 32-5-4
Road record 21-13-7
Goals for 257
Goals against 204
Team information
General Manager Doug Wilson
Coach Todd McLellan
Captain Patrick Marleau
Alternate captains Mike Grier
Joe Thornton
Arena HP Pavilion at San Jose
Average attendance 17,488 (100%)
Team leaders
Goals Patrick Marleau (38)
Assists Joe Thornton (61)
Points Joe Thornton (86)
Penalties in minutes Jody Shelley (116)
Plus/minus Devin Setoguchi
Patrick Marleau
Joe Thornton (+16)
Wins Evgeni Nabokov (41)
Goals against average Brian Boucher (2.18)
<2007–08 2009–10>

The 2008–09 San Jose Sharks season was the Sharks' 18th season in the National Hockey League.

Season events[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

On June 12, the San Jose Sharks named Todd McLellan their new head coach.[1]

The Sharks traded for defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich from Tampa Bay and signed Rob Blake.

Former Shark Jeff Friesen tried out for a spot on the team, but the team released him before the season opener.

Kyle McLaren was placed on waivers, just before the regular season began. He was not claimed by anyone, so he was sent down to Worcester Sharks to receive more play time, and also so that the Sharks could play under the salary cap.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 Anaheim Ducks 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
3 Dallas Stars 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
4 Phoenix Coyotes 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
5 Los Angeles Kings 82 34 37 11 207 234 79

[2]

Note: No. = Division rank, CR = Conference rank, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, GF = Goals For, GA = Goals Against, Pts = Points
       Teams that qualified for the playoffs are highlighted in bold.


Conference standings[edit]

Western Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 p – San Jose Sharks PA 82 53 18 11 257 204 117
2 y – Detroit Red Wings CE 82 51 21 10 295 244 112
3 y – Vancouver Canucks NW 82 45 27 10 246 220 100
4 Chicago Blackhawks CE 82 46 24 12 264 216 104
5 Calgary Flames NW 82 46 30 6 254 248 98
6 St. Louis Blues CE 82 41 31 10 233 233 92
7 Columbus Blue Jackets CE 82 41 31 10 226 230 92
8 Anaheim Ducks PA 82 42 33 7 245 238 91
8.5
9 Minnesota Wild NW 82 40 33 9 219 200 89
10 Nashville Predators CE 82 40 34 8 213 233 88
11 Edmonton Oilers NW 82 38 35 9 234 248 85
12 Dallas Stars PA 82 36 35 11 230 257 83
13 Phoenix Coyotes PA 82 36 39 7 208 252 79
14 Los Angeles Kings PA 82 34 37 11 207 234 79
15 Colorado Avalanche NW 82 32 45 5 199 257 69

bold - qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, pPresidents' Trophy winner
CE - Central Division, NW - Northwest Division, PA - Pacific Division


Schedule and results[edit]

  • Green background indicates win (2 points).
  • Red background indicates regulation loss (0 points).
  • White background indicates overtime/shootout loss (1 point).
2008–09 Game Log

Playoffs[edit]

2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games played in; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; PIM = Penalty minutes; +/- = Plus/minus; PPG = Power-play goals; SHG = Short-handed goals; GWG = Game-winning goals 

Goaltenders[edit]

Note:  Min, TOI = Minutes played; W = Wins; L = Losses; T,T/OT = Ties; OTL = Overtime losses; GA = Goals-against; GAA = Goals-against average; SO = Shutouts; SA = Shots against; SV = Shots saved; SV% = Save percentage;

Regular season
Player GP Min W L OT GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 62 3686 41 12 8 150 2.44 1663 1513 .910 7
Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher 22 1291 12 6 3 47 2.18 563 516 .917 2
Playoffs
Player GP Min W L GA GAA SA SV Sv% SO
Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov 6 361 2 4 17 2.82 155 138 .890 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 and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Pacific Division Champions
President's Trophy

Records[edit]

  • Most points by one team in Pacific Division history (117)

Milestones[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached

Sharks acquired defensemen Dan Boyle and Brad Lukowich for defenseman Matt Carle, defensive prospect Ty Wishart, a first-round-pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and a fourth-round-pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Traded defenseman Craig Rivet to Buffalo Sabres for a second-round pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft and a second-round-pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

Free Agents[edit]

Player Former team Contract Terms
Rob Blake Los Angeles Kings 1 year, US$5 million
Brendan Buckley Iserlohn Roosters 1 year, US$500,000, two-way contract
Player New team Contract Terms
Brian Campbell Chicago Blackhawks 8 years, US$56.8 million

Claimed from Waivers[edit]

Player Former team Date claimed off waivers

Draft picks[edit]

San Jose's picks at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft in OttawaOntario.

Round # Player Nationality College/Junior/Club Team (League)
3 62 Justin Daniels (C)  United States Kent School (USHS-CT)
4 92 Samuel Groulx (D)  Canada Quebec Remparts (QMJHL)
4 106 Harri Sateri (G)  Finland Tappara (Finland Jr.)
5 146 Julien Demers (D)  Canada Ottawa 67's (OHL)
6 177 Tommy Wingels (C)  United States Miami University (CCHA)
7 186 Jason Demers (D)  Canada Victoriaville Tigres (QMJHL)
7 194 Drew Daniels (RW)  United States Kent School (USHS-CT)

Roster[edit]

Updated April 7, 2009.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4 Canada Blake, RobRob Blake D R 44 2008 Simcoe, Ontario
33 United States Boucher, BrianBrian Boucher G L 37 2008 Woonsocket, Rhode Island
22 Canada Boyle, DanDan Boyle D R 38 2008 Ottawa, Ontario
14 Canada Cheechoo, JonathanJonathan Cheechoo RW R 33 1998 Moose Factory, Ontario
29 Canada Clowe, RyaneRyane Clowe LW L 31 2001 Fermeuse, Newfoundland
10 Germany Ehrhoff, ChristianChristian Ehrhoff D L 32 2001 Krefeld, West Germany
11 Germany Goc, MarcelMarcel Goc C L 30 2001 Calw, West Germany
25 United States Grier, MikeMike Grier (A) RW R 39 2006 Boston, Massachusetts
40 Canada Huskins, KentKent Huskins Injured Reserve D L 35 2009 Almonte, Ontario
43 Czech Republic Kaspar, LukasLukas Kaspar LW L 28 2004 Most, Czechoslovakia
32 Canada Lemieux, ClaudeClaude Lemieux RW R 48 2008 Buckingham, Quebec
37 Canada Lukowich, BradBrad Lukowich D L 37 2008 Cranbrook, British Columbia
12 Canada Marleau, PatrickPatrick Marleau (C) C L 34 1997 Aneroid, Saskatchewan
9 Czech Republic Michalek, MilanMilan Michalek LW L 29 2003 Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
17 Canada Mitchell, TorreyTorrey Mitchell C R 29 2004 Greenfield Park, Quebec
24 Canada Moen, TravisTravis Moen LW L 32 2009 Swift Current, Saskatchewan
3 Sweden Murray, DouglasDouglas Murray D L 34 1999 Stockholm, Sweden
20 Russia Nabokov, EvgeniEvgeni Nabokov G L 38 1994 Ust-Kamenogorsk, U.S.S.R.
8 United States Pavelski, JoeJoe Pavelski C R 30 2003 Plover, Wisconsin
39 Czech Republic Plihal, TomasTomas Plihal RW L 31 2001 Frýdlant, Czechoslovakia
27 United States Roenick, JeremyJeremy Roenick C R 44 2007 Boston, Massachusetts
21 Russia Semenov, AlexeiAlexei Semenov D L 33 2007 Murmansk, U.S.S.R.
16 Canada Setoguchi, DevinDevin Setoguchi RW R 27 2005 Taber, Alberta
45 Canada Shelley, JodyJody Shelley LW L 38 2008 Thompson, Manitoba
19 Canada Thornton, JoeJoe Thornton (A) C L 35 2005 London, Ontario
44 Canada Vlasic, Marc-EdouardMarc-Edouard Vlasic D L 27 2005 Montreal, Quebec

Farm teams[edit]

The Sharks affiliate in the American Hockey League was the Worcester Sharks. The Worcester club finished in fourth place in the AHL's Atlantic Division with 42 wins and 35 losses.[5] Worcester's leading scorer was Mike Iggulden with 29 goals and 66 points.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CANOE - SLAM! Sports - Hockey - News: Hockey transactions
  2. ^ Standings: NHL Public Relations Department (2008). Dave McCarthy et al, ed. THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Official Guide & Record Book/2009. National Hockey League. p. 157. ISBN 978-1-894801-14-0. 
  3. ^ "NHL.com - Recap: Red Wings @ Sharks - 17 January 2009". Archived from the original on 2009-07-24. Retrieved 2009-07-13. 
  4. ^ "San Jose Sharks - Team - Roster". San Jose Sharks. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-07. 
  5. ^ http://stats.theahl.com/stats/statdisplay.php?type=standings
  6. ^ http://stats.theahl.com/stats/statdisplay.php?type=skaters&subType=28&season_id=12&&leagueId=4&lastActive=&singleSeason=