2015–16 San Jose Sharks season

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2015–16 San Jose Sharks
Western Conference champions
Division3rd Pacific
Conference6th Western
2015–16 record46–30–6
Home record18–20–3
Road record28–10–3
Goals for241
Goals against210
Team information
General ManagerDoug Wilson
CoachPeter DeBoer
CaptainJoe Pavelski
Alternate captainsLogan Couture
Joe Thornton
ArenaSAP Center
Average attendance16,746[1]
Team leaders
GoalsJoe Pavelski (38)
AssistsJoe Thornton (63)
PointsJoe Thornton (82)
Penalty minutesMike Brown
Tommy Wingels (63)
Plus/minusJoe Pavelski (+25)
Joe Thornton (+25)
WinsMartin Jones (37)
Goals against averageJames Reimer (1.62)

The 2015–16 San Jose Sharks season was the 25th season for the National Hockey League franchise that was established on May 9, 1990.[2] The team began its regular season on October 7, 2015 against the Los Angeles Kings.[3] The Sharks reached the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, ultimately losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 6 games.

Standings[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

Pacific Division
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 25 11 43 218 192 +26 103
2 x – Los Angeles Kings 82 48 28 6 46 225 195 +30 102
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 30 6 42 241 210 +31 98
4 Arizona Coyotes 82 35 39 8 34 209 245 −36 78
5 Calgary Flames 82 35 40 7 33 231 260 −29 77
6 Vancouver Canucks 82 31 38 13 26 191 243 −52 75
7 Edmonton Oilers 82 31 43 8 27 203 245 −42 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.

Conference standings[edit]

Top 3 (Central Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 z – Dallas Stars 82 50 23 9 48 267 230 +37 109
2 x – St. Louis Blues 82 49 24 9 44 224 201 +23 107
3 x – Chicago Blackhawks 82 47 26 9 46 235 209 +26 103
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; z – Clinched conference.
Top 3 (Pacific Division)
Pos Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 y – Anaheim Ducks 82 46 25 11 43 218 192 +26 103
2 x – Los Angeles Kings 82 48 28 6 46 225 195 +30 102
3 x – San Jose Sharks 82 46 30 6 42 241 210 +31 98
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot; y – Clinched division.
Western Conference Wild Card
Pos Div Team GP W L OTL ROW GF GA GD Pts
1 CE x – Nashville Predators 82 41 27 14 37 228 215 +13 96
2 CE x – Minnesota Wild 82 38 33 11 35 216 206 +10 87
3 CE Colorado Avalanche 82 39 39 4 35 216 240 −24 82
4 PA Arizona Coyotes 82 35 39 8 34 209 245 −36 78
5 CE Winnipeg Jets 82 35 39 8 32 215 239 −24 78
6 PA Calgary Flames 82 35 40 7 33 231 260 −29 77
7 PA Vancouver Canucks 82 31 38 13 26 191 243 −52 75
8 PA Edmonton Oilers 82 31 43 8 27 203 245 −42 70
Source: National Hockey League
x – Clinched playoff spot.

Schedule[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game Log 46–30–6 (Home: 18–20–3 ; Road: 28–10–3)[3]

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

The Sharks entered the playoffs as the Pacific Division's third seed and faced the second seed of the same division, the Los Angeles Kings, winning 4–1. In the second round they faced the Nashville Predators and advanced in seven games. In the Conference Finals, the Sharks met the St. Louis Blues, winning the series 4–2 and advancing to their first Stanley Cup final in history, where they lost in six games against the Pittsburgh Penguins.[4]

2016 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters
Goaltenders
Regular season
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Martin Jones 65 65 3785:52 37 23 4 143 2.27 1734 .918 6 0 0 0
James Reimer 8 8 481:26 6 2 0 13 1.62 208 .938 3 0 0 0
Alex Stalock 13 9 674:08 3 5 2 33 2.94 285 .884 0 0 1 0
Playoffs
Player GP GS TOI W L OT GA GAA SA SV% SO G A PIM
Martin Jones 24 24 1473:18 14 6 4 53 2.16 684 .923 3 0 0 0
James Reimer 1 0 29:05 0 0 0 1 2.06 7 .857 0 0 0 0

Denotes player spent time with another team before joining the Sharks. Stats reflect time with the Sharks only.
Traded mid-season

Roster[edit]

Updated May 9, 2016.[7]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
61 United States Justin Braun D R 29 2007 St. Paul, Minnesota
88 Canada Brent Burns D R 31 2011 Barrie, Ontario
39 Canada Logan Couture (A) C L 27 2007 Guelph, Ontario
74 Canada Dylan DeMelo D R 23 2011 London, Ontario
4 Canada Brenden Dillon D L 25 2014 New Westminster, British Columbia
27 Finland Joonas Donskoi RW R 24 2015 Raahe, Finland
82 Russia Nikolay Goldobin RW L 20 2014 Moscow, Russia
89 Canada Barclay Goodrow RW L 23 2014 Toronto, Ontario
34 United States Troy Grosenick G L 26 2013 Brookfield, Wisconsin
38 Canada Micheal Haley LW L 30 2014 Guelph, Ontario
48 Czech Republic Tomas Hertl LW L 22 2012 Prague, Czech Republic
31 Canada Martin Jones G L 26 2015 North Vancouver, British Columbia
68 Sweden Melker Karlsson C/RW R 25 2014 Lycksele, Sweden
12 Canada Patrick Marleau LW L 36 1997 Swift Current, Saskatchewan
7 United States Paul Martin D L 35 2015 Elk River, Minnesota
23 Canada Frazer McLaren LW L 28 2015 Winnipeg, Manitoba
United States Jeremy Morin LW R 25 2016 Auburn, New York
41 Switzerland Mirco Mueller D L 21 2013 Winterthur, Switzerland
83 United States Matt Nieto LW L 23 2011 Long Beach, California
8 United States Joe Pavelski (C) C R 31 2003 Plover, Wisconsin
46 Czech Republic Roman Polak D R 30 2016 Ostrava, Czech Republic
34 Canada James Reimer G L 28 2016 Morweena, Manitoba
16 Canada Nick Spaling C L 27 2016 Palmerston, Ontario
80 United States Matt Tennyson D R 26 2012 Pleasanton, California
19 Canada Joe Thornton (A) C L 36 2005 London, Ontario
50 Canada Chris Tierney C L 21 2012 Keswick, Ontario
44 Canada Marc-Edouard Vlasic D L 29 2005 Montreal, Quebec
42 Canada Joel Ward RW R 35 2015 North York, Ontario
57 United States Tommy Wingels RW/C R 28 2008 Evanston, Illinois
9 Lithuania Dainius Zubrus C/RW L 37 2015 Elektrėnai, Lithuania

Awards and honours[edit]

Awards[edit]

Regular season
Player Award Awarded
M. Jones NHL First Star of the Week[8] November 23, 2015
B. Burns NHL All-Star game selection[9] January 6, 2016
J. Pavelski NHL All-Star game selection[9] January 6, 2016

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
J. Donskoi 1st career NHL game
1st career NHL goal
1st career NHL point
October 7, 2015
P. Martin 700th career NHL game October 13, 2015
N. Goldobin 1st career NHL game October 16, 2015
N. Goldobin 1st career NHL goal
1st Career NHL point
October 17, 2015
J. Ward 100th Career NHL goal October 24, 2015
T. Wingels 100th Career NHL point October 31, 2015
J. Braun 300th career NHL game November 5, 2015
N. Goldobin 1st career NHL assist November 5, 2015
J. Thornton 1,300th career NHL game November 10, 2015
J. Pavelski 500th career NHL point November 14, 2015
M. Jones 10th career NHL shutout November 19, 2015
P. Marleau 1,000th career NHL point November 21, 2015

Suspensions and fines[edit]

Player Explanation Length Salary Date issued
Raffi Torres Illegal check to the head of Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg 41 games $440,860.29 October 5, 2015[10]

Transactions[edit]

The Sharks have been involved in the following transactions during the 2015–16 season:

Trades[edit]

Date
Details
Ref
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Dallas Stars
Antti Niemi (rights)
To San Jose Sharks
7th-round pick in 2015
[11]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Vancouver Canucks
TBL's 7th-round pick in 2015
To San Jose Sharks
Patrick McNally
[12]
June 27, 2015 (2015-06-27) To Colorado Avalanche
2nd-round pick in 2015
COL's 2nd-round pick in 2016
6th-round pick in 2017
To San Jose Sharks
BUF's 2nd-round pick in 2015
[13]
June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29) To St. Louis Blues
Konrad Abeltshauser
To San Jose Sharks
Conditional 7th-round pick in 2016
[14]
June 29, 2015 (2015-06-29) To Boston Bruins
Sean Kuraly
1st-round pick in 2016
To San Jose Sharks
Martin Jones
[15]
February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Raffi Torres
2nd-round pick in 2017
2nd-round pick in 2018
To San Jose Sharks
Roman Polak
Nick Spaling
[16]
February 27, 2016 (2016-02-27) To Toronto Maple Leafs
Alex Stalock
Ben Smith
conditional 4th-round pick in 2018
To San Jose Sharks
James Reimer
Jeremy Morin
[17]
May 26, 2016 (2016-05-26) To Detroit Red Wings
Dylan Sadowy
To San Jose Sharks
3rd-round pick in 2017
[18]
June 20, 2016 (2016-06-20) To Arizona Coyotes
4th-round pick in 2016
DET's 3rd-round pick in 2017
To San Jose Sharks
Maxim Letunov
6th-round pick in 2017
[19]

Lost via waivers[edit]

Player New team Date claimed off waivers
Mike Brown[30] Montreal Canadiens February 29, 2016