Marc-Édouard Vlasic

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Marc-Édouard Vlasic
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Vlasic with the Sharks in 2008
Born (1987-03-30) March 30, 1987 (age 31)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 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 defenceman 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.[citation needed] He won the Memorial Cup with Quebec in 2006.

On August 27, 2008, the San Jose Sharks signed Vlasic to a four-year, $12.4 million contract extension that would 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.[1] Vlasic has played only one game in the minors for the Worcester Sharks, in 2008, where he notched 2 points.

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.[2]

On July 1, 2017 he signed a $58 million, eight-year contract extension with the Sharks.[3]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Representing  Canada
Winter Olympics
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sochi Team
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2009 Bern
Silver medal – second place 2017 Germany/France
World Cup of Hockey
Gold medal – first place 2016 Toronto

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

Following the Sharks defeat by the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Vlasic was invited to play for Team Canada at the 2018 IIHF World Championship.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Of Croatian descent,[5][6] Marc-Édouard has three younger brothers: Thomas, Charles, and James, the last two being twins.[7] He attended West Island College in Quebec.[citation needed] He married his high school sweetheart, Martine.[8]

The Quebec Remparts retired Vlasic's number 44 in 2015.[9]

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
2014–15 San Jose Sharks NHL 70 9 14 23 23
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 67 8 31 39 48 24 1 11 12 12
2016–17 San Jose Sharks NHL 75 6 22 28 35 6 0 3 3 2
2017–18 San Jose Sharks NHL 81 11 21 32 34 10 0 2 2 6
NHL totals 893 64 222 286 382 124 3 28 31 38

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 0 0 0 4
2012 Canada WC 5th 2 0 0 0 0
2014 Canada OG 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 0 0 0 0
2016 Canada WCH 1st, gold medalist(s) 6 0 4 4 0
2017 Canada WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 1 1 2 2
Senior totals 29 1 5 6 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pollak, David (July 11, 2012). "Sharks sign Marc-Edouard Vlasic to five-year contract extension". The Mercury News. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "Best of 2012–13: Vlasic Info". San Jose Sharks. August 6, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sharks Sign Vlasic to an Eight-Year Contract Extension". nhl.com. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Canada adds Sharks defenceman Vlasic to world hockey championship team". sportsnet.ca. May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "New York Rangersi kod kuće bolji od San Josea" (in Croatian). Jutarnji list. November 1, 2011. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  6. ^ Matić, Nino. "Hrvat postigao prekrasan autogol u NHL-u" (in Croatian). Večernji list. Retrieved April 16, 2012.
  7. ^ Cowan, Stu (June 3, 2016). "Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic has Montreal fans in his corner". montrealgazette.com. Retrieved November 25, 2018.
  8. ^ Cowan, Stu (January 2, 2018). "Stu Cowan: A chilly Montreal homecoming for Sharks' Marc-Édouard Vlasic". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  9. ^ "Le chandail de Marc-Édouard Vlasic retiré par les Remparts". remparts.ca (in French). March 18, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2018.

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