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San Jose Sharks
2016-17 San Jose Sharks season
Conference Western
Division Pacific
Founded 1991
History San Jose Sharks
Home arena SAP Center at San Jose
City San Jose, California
Colors Pacific teal, black, white, burnt orange
Media CSN California
K-FOX (98.5 FM)
Owner(s) San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises
(Hasso Plattner, governor)
General manager Doug Wilson
Head coach Peter DeBoer
Minor league affiliates Worcester Sharks (AHL)
Allen Americans (ECHL)
Stanley Cups 0
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)
SJ Sharks 121106 celebration
The players celebrate a win

The San Jose Sharks are an ice hockey team that plays in the National Hockey League (NHL). The team is based in San Jose, California and was founded on May 9th, 1990. It started playing in the NHL in autumn 1991. The team colours are pacific teal, grey, burnt orange and black. Because of this it is often called "Team Teal".

The Sharks host their games at SAP Center at San Jose and are coached by Peter DeBoer. Before that, Todd McLellan was their coach from 2008-2015. Some famous players for the Sharks are Joe Pavelski, Joe Thornton, Jonathan Cheechoo, Rob Blake, Evgeni Nabokov, Dan Boyle and Patrick Marleau.

On May 25, 2016, the San Jose Sharks went to their first Stanley Cup by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 in 6 games but however, on June 12, 2016, they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins which was also in 6 games.

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