Worcester Sharks

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Worcester Sharks
2013–14 Worcester Sharks season
Worcester Sharks.svg
City Worcester, Massachusetts
League American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference Eastern Conference
Division Atlantic Division
Founded 2006
Home arena DCU Center
Colors

Pacific teal, Black, White, Burnt Orange

                   
Owner(s) San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises (Greg Jamison, President & CEO)
General manager Joe Will
Head coach Roy Sommer
Media Worcester Telegram & Gazette
WTAG AM 580 & FM 94.9
Charter TV3
Affiliates San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Franchise history
1996–2001 Kentucky Thoroughblades
2001–2006 Cleveland Barons
2006–present Worcester Sharks
Championships
Division Championships 1 (2009–10)

The Worcester Sharks are a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL). The franchise is located in Worcester, Massachusetts and play their home games at the DCU Center in Downtown Worcester. The Sharks and the city of Worcester hosted the 2009 AHL All-Star Classic.

History[edit]

On November 9, 2004 the St. Louis Blues announced the sale of the Worcester IceCats to the owners of their ECHL affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.[1] The new owners moved the franchise to Peoria, IL, for the 2005–06 season. Shocked by the loss of the IceCats, the people of Worcester bargained with several National Hockey League (NHL) franchises, trying to bring hockey back to the city. On January 6, 2006, the San Jose Sharks announced that they were moving their AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Barons, to Worcester, Massachusetts, and the Worcester Sharks played their first home game on October 14, 2006, in front of a sold-out 7,230 fans in a shootout loss to the Portland Pirates. The Sharks qualified for the postseason in their first season, but were knocked out in six games by the Manchester Monarchs in the first round.

The Sharks' main rival is the Providence Bruins, which dates all the way back to early IceCats' days.[citation needed] Over the past few years, a rivalry with the Norfolk Admirals has developed. Even though they play each other three or four times a year, the games are usually very intense and physical usually containing fights, including multiple line brawls, once including a goalie fight between Thomas Greiss and Jonathan Boutin.[citation needed] The Sharks were well represented in the 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver, with former Sharks Joe Pavelski (played for the U.S.A.), Douglas Murray (represented Sweden) along with the goaltending tandem from the franchise's first two years with Thomas Greiss and Dimitri Patzold suited up for Germany.

On Sunday November 1, 2009, Head Coach Roy Sommer became only the fourth coach in AHL history to record 400 wins. Currently, Sommer is the longest tenured coach in the AHL. Then, on January 14, 2011, Sommer was behind the Sharks bench for his 1,000th regular-season game as an American Hockey League head coach, becoming just the fourth man in AHL history to reach that milestone.[citation needed]

On February 11, 2012 Roy became the fourth coach in AHL history to record 500 wins with a 3-2 shootout win over Hershey at Giant Center.

This market was previously served by:

Broadcasters[edit]

Radio
  • Eric Lindquist - Play-by-Play
Television
  • Eric Lindquist - Play-by-Play
  • Kevin Shea - Color Commentary

Season-by-season results[edit]

Calder Cup Champions Conference Champions Division Champions League Leader

Records as of June 22, 2013.[2]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated January 9, 2014.[3][4]

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# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace Contract
14 United States Acolatse, SenaSena Acolatse D R 23 2011 Hayward, California San Jose
10 Germany Abeltshauser, KonradKonrad Abeltshauser D R 21 Bad Tölz, Germany Worcester
43 Canada Bonneau, JimmyJimmy Bonneau (A) LW L 29 2011 Baie-Comeau, Quebec Worcester
44 Canada Comrie, AdamAdam Comrie D L 23 Kanata, Ontario Worcester
3 Canada Davison, RobRob Davison (C) D L 33 St. Catharines, Ontario Worcester
2 Canada DeMelo, DylanDylan DeMelo D R 20 2012 London, Ontario San Jose
4 Canada Doherty, TaylorTaylor Doherty D R 23 2011 Cambridge, Ontario San Jose
1 United States Grosenick, TroyTroy Grosenick G L 24 Brookfield, Wisconsin Worcester
12 Canada Hamilton, FreddieFreddie Hamilton C R 22 2012 Toronto, Ontario San Jose
18 United States Hayes, EriahEriah Hayes F R 25 2012 La Crescent, Minnesota Worcester
16 Canada Kearns, BrackenBracken Kearns (A) C L 32 2012 Vancouver, British Columbia San Jose
7 United States McCarthy, JohnJohn McCarthy LW L 27 2009 Boston, Massachusetts San Jose
21 Canada Oleksuk, TravisTravis Oleksuk C L 25 2012 Thunder Bay, Ontario San Jose
23 Canada Pelech, MattMatt Pelech D R 26 2011 Toronto, Ontario San Jose
15 Canada Reid, BrodieBrodie Reid RW R 24 2011 Delta, British Columbia San Jose
35 Finland Sateri, HarriHarri Sateri G L 24 2011 Toijala, Finland San Jose
11 Canada Scheidl, LaneLane Scheidl LW L 22 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Worcester
27 Canada Schwartz, RylanRylan Schwartz C L 27 2012 Wilcox, Saskatchewan Worcester
19 Russia Tarasov, DaniilDaniil Tarasov RW R 22 2012 Moscow, Soviet Union San Jose
25 Slovakia Viedensky, MarekMarek Viedensky C R 23 2011 Handlova, Czechoslovakia San Jose
22 Canada DaSilva, DanDan DaSilva RW R 28 Saskatoon, SK [[]]


Team captains[edit]

All-Star Classic Representatives[edit]

Player records[edit]

All-time regular season leaders[edit]

  • Wins: Thomas Greiss, 74
  • Losses: Thomas Greiss, 60
  • Shutouts: Alex Stalock, 4
  • Lowest GAA (min. 35 games) : Alex Stalock, 2.55

Individual regular season[edit]

  • Most Goals: Mathieu Darche, 35 (2006–07)
  • Most Assists: Danny Groulx, 52 (2009–10)
  • Most Points: Mathieu Darche, 80 (2006–07)
  • Most Penalty Minutes: Brennan Evans, 211 (2007–08)
  • Most Power-Play Goals: Mathieu Darche, 16 (2006–07)
  • Most Shorthanded Goals: Ryan Vesce, 3 (2008–09)
  • Most Appearances: Alex Stalock, 61 (2009–10)
  • Most Minutes Played: Alex Stalock, 3,534 (2009–10)
  • Most Wins: Alex Stalock, 39 (2009–10)
  • Most Losses: Thomas Greiss, 24 (2008–09)
  • Most Shutouts: Alex Stalock, 4 (2009–10)
  • Lowest GAA (min. 25 games): Thomas Greiss, 2.47 (2008–09)
  • Highest Save Percentage (min. 25 games): Thomas Greiss, .912 (2006–07)

All-time playoff leaders[edit]

Franchise firsts[edit]

Franchise scoring leaders[edit]

These are the top-ten point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed AHL regular season. Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; * = current Sharks player

Player Pos GP G A Pts
Tom Cavanagh C 202 46 92 138
Steven Zalewski C 210 41 87 128
Lukas Kaspar LW 216 46 79 125
Mike Iggulden C 151 59 64 123
Graham Mink RW 132 55 63 118
Riley Armstrong RW 208 59 53 112
Dan DaSilva RW 178 43 64 107
Brandon Mashinter* LW 230 52 51 104
Benn Ferriero C 121 44 59 103
Ryan Vesce LW 102 38 63 101

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]