San Jose Sharks facts for kids
|San Jose Sharks|
|History||San Jose Sharks
|Home arena||SAP Center|
|City||San Jose, California|
|Colors||Deep Pacific teal, burnt orange, black
|Media||NBC Sports California
K-FOX (98.5 FM)
La Raza (93.3 FM)
|Owner(s)||San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises
(Hasso Plattner, governor)
|General manager||Doug Wilson|
|Head coach||Peter DeBoer|
|Minor league affiliates||San Jose Barracuda (AHL)|
|Conference championships||1 (2015–16)|
|Presidents' Trophies||1 (2008–09)|
|Division championships||6 (2001–02, 2003–04, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11)|
The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The franchise is owned by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises. Beginning play in the 1991–92 season, the Sharks initially played their home games at the Cow Palace, before they moved to their present home, now named SAP Center at San Jose, in 1993. The SAP Center is known locally as the Shark Tank.
The Sharks were founded in 1991 and were the first NHL franchise based in the San Francisco Bay Area since the California Golden Seals relocated to Cleveland in 1976. The Sharks have advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals once, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016. They have won the Presidents' Trophy once, as the team with the league's best regular season record in the 2008–09 season. They have also won six division titles as a member of the Pacific Division since 1993.
The club is affiliated with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.
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The Sharks moved into their new home, the San Jose Arena (now the SAP Center) in 1993.
Patrick Marleau was named the Sharks' team captain in the second half of the 2003–04 season, maintaining the position until 2009.
In an effort to bolster their team for the 2008 playoffs, the Sharks acquired Brian Campbell prior to the League's trade deadline.
The Sharks faced the Vancouver Canucks during the 2011 Western Conference Finals. The Sharks would lose the series 4–1.
During the 2011 NHL Entry Draft the Sharks acquired Brent Burns through a trade with the Minnesota Wild.
Recording 745 regular season assists as a Shark, Joe Thornton holds the all-time record for assists recorded with the team.
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