March 30, 1987 |
Montreal, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|NHL team||San Jose Sharks|
|NHL Draft||35th overall, 2005
San Jose Sharks
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.
|Competitor for Canada|
Vlasic was named to the 2014 Canadian Olympic Hockey Team where his team won Gold against Sweden 3-0.
Vlasic is of Croatian descent. 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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|
|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|
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- "New York Rangersi kod kuće bolji od San Josea" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- Matić, Nino (16 April 2012). "Hrvat postigao prekrasan autogol u NHL-u" (in Croatian). Večernji list. Retrieved 2012-04-16.
- Schwartz, Adam (2008-03-17). "What's In A Name?". NHL.com. Retrieved 2008-04-24.