Marc-Édouard Vlasic

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Marc-Édouard Vlasic
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Born (1987-03-30) March 30, 1987 (age 27)
Montreal, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team San Jose Sharks
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 35th overall, 2005
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2006–present

Marc-Édouard Vlasic (born March 30, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey Defenseman currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Vlasic was drafted by the San Jose Sharks 35th overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, using a pick exchanged for goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff. Vlasic attended high school at Collège Sainte-Anne High School for three years, then a one year stint at West Island College before making the jump to the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), where he played three seasons of major junior hockey with the Quebec Remparts.

On August 27, 2008, the San Jose Sharks signed Vlasic to a four-year, $12.4 million contract extension that will keep him with the team through the 2012–13 NHL season. On July 11, 2012, the Sharks signed Vlasic to a 5-year, $21 million contract extension that will keep him with the Sharks through the 2017–2018 NHL season.

In the 2012–13 season, Vlasic became the second player from the 2005 draft class to play 500 games, and scored his first career playoff goal in game 2 against Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings.[1]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
Ice hockey
Winter Olympics
Gold 2014 Sochi
World Championships
Silver 2009 Bern

Vlasic was named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team where his team won Gold against Sweden 3-0.

Personal life[edit]

Vlasic is of Croatian descent.[2][3] He has three younger brothers, Thomas, Charles, and James, the last two being twins. He vacations in Melmerby Beach, Nova Scotia. His nickname with the Sharks is "Pickles", in reference to Vlasic Pickles. He is also referred to as "The Stork", because of the Vlasic Pickles mascot.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 41 1 9 10 4 5 0 1 1 0
2004–05 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 70 5 25 30 33 13 2 7 9 2
2005–06 Quebec Remparts QMJHL 66 16 57 73 57 23 5 24 29 10
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 3 23 26 18 11 0 1 1 2
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 2 12 14 24 13 0 1 1 0
2007–08 Worcester Sharks AHL 1 0 2 2 0
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 6 30 36 42 6 0 1 1 0
2009–10 San Jose Sharks NHL 64 3 13 16 33 15 0 3 3 4
2010–11 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 4 14 18 18 18 0 3 3 4
2011–12 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 4 19 23 40 5 0 0 0 2
2012–13 San Jose Sharks NHL 48 3 4 7 29 11 1 1 2 6
2013–14 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 5 19 24 38 5 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 600 30 134 164 242 84 2 12 14 18

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WC 5 0 0 0 4
2012 Canada WC 5th 2 0 0 0 0
2014 Canada Oly 6 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 13 0 0 0 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best of 2012-13: Vlasic Infographic - 8/6/2013". San Jose Sharks. 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  2. ^ "New York Rangersi kod kuće bolji od San Josea" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  3. ^ Matić, Nino (16 April 2012). "Hrvat postigao prekrasan autogol u NHL-u" (in Croatian). Večernji list. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  4. ^ Schwartz, Adam (2008-03-17). "What's In A Name?". NHL.com. Retrieved 2008-04-24. 

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