Joe Pavelski

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Joe Pavelski
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Pavelski in 2008
Born (1984-07-11) July 11, 1984 (age 35)
Plover, Wisconsin, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Center / Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
San Jose Sharks
National teamFlag of the United States.svg  United States
NHL Draft 205th overall, 2003
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2006present

Joseph James Pavelski (born July 11, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey player for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). He had previously played for the San Jose Sharks for the first 13 years of his NHL career. He scored a goal in his first NHL game, making him the 11th Sharks player in the history of the team to do so. He won a silver medal as a member of the United States national men's ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He also served as captain of Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in Toronto.

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Ice hockey team sport played on ice using sticks, skates, and a puck

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Dallas Stars Ice hockey team of the National Hockey League

The Dallas Stars are a professional ice hockey team based in Dallas, Texas. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The team was founded during the 1967 NHL expansion as the Minnesota North Stars, based in Bloomington, Minnesota. Before the beginning of the 1978–79 NHL season, the team merged with the Cleveland Barons after the league granted them permission due to each team's respective financial struggles. Ultimately, the franchise relocated to Dallas for the 1993–94 NHL season. The Stars played out of Reunion Arena from their relocation until 2001, when the team moved less than 1.5 miles into the American Airlines Center.

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Personal life

Pavelski was born to Sandy and Mike Pavelski and has three siblings – Jerry, Sheri, and Scott. [1] His family is Polish origin and their surname was originally spelled Pawelski. [2] His mother said: "He loved anything athletic, and hockey was just a good fit for the winter. You didn't realize that your son was that good." [3] Pavelski is co-owner of the Janesville Jets NAHL team. His younger brother, Scott, formerly played for the University of New Hampshire men's ice hockey team. [4]

Poles people from Poland

The Poles, commonly referred to as the Polish people, are a nation and West Slavic ethnic group native to Poland in Central Europe who share a common ancestry, culture, history, and are native speakers of the Polish language. The population of self-declared Poles in Poland is estimated at 37,394,000 out of an overall population of 38,538,000, of whom 36,522,000 declared Polish alone.

New Hampshire Wildcats mens ice hockey

The New Hampshire Wildcats men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of New Hampshire. The Wildcats are a member of Hockey East. They play at the Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire.

Playing career

Amateur

Pavelski won a Wisconsin State Hockey Championship with SPASH (Stevens Point Area Senior High) Panthers in 2002. [5] He was a member of the 2004 Clark Cup champion Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL. He won the 2004 USHL Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award. [6]

Waterloo Black Hawks ice hockey team

The Waterloo Black Hawks are a Tier I junior ice hockey team playing in the Western Conference of the United States Hockey League (USHL) under president, general manager, and head coach P.K. O'Handley. The Black Hawks' home ice is the Young Arena in Waterloo, Iowa.

United States Hockey League ice hockey league, founded 1947

The United States Hockey League (USHL) is the top junior ice hockey league sanctioned by USA Hockey. The USHL has 16 member teams located in the Midwestern United States, consisting of players who are 20 years of age and younger. The USHL is strictly amateur, allowing former players to compete in NCAA college hockey.

The Dave Tyler Junior Player of the Year Award, formerly known as USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year Award, is presented annually to the most outstanding American-born player in Junior hockey. Chosen by a blue-ribbon panel of Junior coaches and administrators, criteria for the award also includes having played for a US-based Junior team.

Pavelski played in 84 games over two seasons (2004–06) at the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association He recorded 101 points (39–62). Pavelski was named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team in 2005, was selected to the All-WCHA Second Team, and the Men's RBK Division I West All-America Second Team. He helped Wisconsin win the 2006 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship, [7] while leading the team in overall points. [8]

Western Collegiate Hockey Association

The Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) is a college athletic conference which operates over a wide area of the Midwestern, Western, and Southeastern United States. It participates in the NCAA's Division I as an ice hockey-only conference.

2006 NCAA Division I Mens Ice Hockey Tournament

The 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament involved 16 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college ice hockey. It began on March 24, 2006, and ended with the championship game on April 8. A total of 15 games were played.

Professional

San Jose Sharks (2006–2019)

Pavelski began his NHL career in the 2006–07 season. He began on a hot streak, scoring a goal in his first game, and scoring 7 goals and 10 points in his first 12 games. Pavelski earned the sobriquet "Little Joe" from Sharks announcer Randy Hahn, a reference to Pavelski's teammate and San Jose superstar "Jumbo Joe", Joe Thornton. [9]

The 2006–07 NHL season was the 90th season of operation of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs began on April 11, 2007, and concluded on June 6, with the Anaheim Ducks defeating the Ottawa Senators to win their first Stanley Cup, becoming the first team from California to do so.

Randy Hahn is a play-by-play commentator for the San Jose Sharks on NBC Sports California, and has held that position for over 20 seasons. He has over 30 years of broadcast experience, mostly in hockey. He broadcast his 1,000th Sharks game on December 5, 2009, when the Sharks faced the Calgary Flames in San Jose. Along with analyst and ex-partner Drew Remenda, Hahn has won five Northern California Emmy Awards in the "On Camera Sports" section; one in 1999, and others in 2002, 2005, and 2008. Hahn was a PBP announcer in Konami's NHL Blades of Steel '99 and 2K Sports' NHL 2K9, NHL 2K10, and NHL 2K11.

Joe Thornton ice hockey player

Joseph Eric Thornton is a Canadian-American professional ice hockey centre and an alternate captain for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected first overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and went on to play seven seasons with the club, three as its captain. During the 2005–06 season, he was traded to the Sharks. Splitting the campaign between the two teams, he received the Art Ross and Hart Memorial Trophies as the league's leading point-scorer and most valuable player, respectively.

During the 2007–08 season, Pavelski became a regular player on the Sharks roster and one of the best and most consistent young players on the squad, playing in all 82 regular season games and in all 13 2008 Stanley Cup playoff games. He also became one of the most effective players in the NHL during shootouts, scoring 7 times on 11 opportunities that season. During the 2008 playoffs, he was tied with Ryane Clowe for the team lead in goals (five) and tied for second with Clowe in points (nine). Pavelski also led San Jose with three game-winning goals during the playoffs, which tied for third most in the playoffs overall. In addition to his offensive numbers, he finished tied 12th among NHL forwards in blocked shots (59) during the regular season. [10]

The 2007–08 NHL season was the 91st season of operation of the National Hockey League (NHL). It began on September 29, 2007, and the regular season ended April 6, 2008. The Stanley Cup playoffs ended on June 4, with the Detroit Red Wings taking the championship. The 56th NHL All-Star Game was held in Atlanta, Georgia, as the Atlanta Thrashers hosted the event at Philips Arena on January 27, 2008. The hosting by Atlanta was rescheduled from 2005, when a lockout cancelled the entire 2004–05 season.

2008 Stanley Cup playoffs

The 2008 Stanley Cup playoffs of the National Hockey League (NHL) began on April 9, 2008, after the 2007–08 regular season. The 16 teams that qualified, eight from each conference, played best-of-seven series for conference quarterfinals, semifinals and championships, then the conference champions played a best-of-seven series for the Stanley Cup.

Ryane Clowe Canadian ice hockey player

Ryane Clowe is a Canadian former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the National Hockey League with the San Jose Sharks, New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. He was originally drafted by the Sharks in the sixth round, 175th overall, at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. In 2018, he was named the head coach of the Newfoundland Growlers in the ECHL.

Pavelski had another solid season in 2008–09, playing in 80 games and recording 25 goals and 34 assists for 59 points, career-highs for all three statistics.

Pavelski during a game against the Nashville Predators in the 2009-10 season. 20100206 Joe Pavelski (4354134463).jpg
Pavelski during a game against the Nashville Predators in the 2009–10 season.

During the 2010 playoffs, Pavelski had three-straight multi-goal games (Game 6 against the Colorado Avalanche and Games 1 and 2 against the Detroit Red Wings), not only helping the Sharks win all three games, but also becoming the first player to do so since Mario Lemieux in 1992. It was after this streak that he also picked up the nickname "The Big Pavelski" to accompany his nickname of "Little Joe".

Pavelski came close to scoring his first NHL hat-trick on March 19, 2011, against the St. Louis Blues. After the game, however, one of the goals was awarded to Patrick Marleau, when it had been originally attributed to Pavelski. [11]

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Pavelski signed with Belarusian team Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). [12]

On July 30, 2013, the Sharks announced that Pavelski had signed a new five-year contract with the team effective from the 2014–15 season through to the 2018–19 season. [13]

On March 11, 2014, against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pavelski scored his 400th career NHL point. [14] During the season, Pavelski recorded a career-high 41 goals and 79 points. [15]

During the 2014–15 season, Pavelski had another strong offensive season, scoring 70 points (37 goals and 33 assists) [16] and was named one of the Sharks' four alternate captains.

On October 5, 2015, Pavelski was named the Sharks' ninth captain in history, over teammates (and former Sharks' captains) Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. [17] [18]

During the 2015–16 regular season, Pavelski tallied 78 points (38 goals and 40 assists) and he earned a spot in the 2016 NHL All-Star Game. He finished fifth in the NHL in goals with 38, sixth in points and first in game-winning goals with 11. Pavelski's success continued into the 2016 playoffs, as he led the Sharks into their first ever Stanley Cup Finals. Pavelski only scored one goal in the Finals, though he still the finished as the playoff leader in goals (14) and finished third in points (23). [16]

From 2013 to 2016, Pavelski scored the second-most goals in the NHL with 116 and second-most power play goals with 47, behind only Alexander Ovechkin in both categories. [19]

On December 1, 2017, Pavelski scored his 300th NHL goal on a pass from Joe Thornton against the Florida Panthers. [20] He became only the second player to reach this milestone as a full-time Shark, after Patrick Marleau. [21]

On April 23, 2019, during the 2019 playoffs, Pavelski suffered a major head injury after a cross check from Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin. [22] Pavelski was helped off of the ice and did not return to the game. Eakin was charged with a five-minute major penalty and a ten-minute game misconduct, which enabled the Sharks to score four goals in five minutes and send the game to overtime. The Sharks later won the game 5–4 in overtime and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. [23]

Dallas Stars (2019–present)

On July 1, 2019, as an unrestricted free agent, Pavelski signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Dallas Stars. [24]

International play

PavelskiCallahan2010WinterOlympics.jpg
Pavelski (#16) and Ryan Callahan (#24, with puck) move up ice against Canada during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Medal record
Ice hockey
Representing Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2010 Vancouver Team

On January 1, 2010, Pavelski was selected to the 2010 USA Olympic team, the only USA player from the San Jose Sharks. He had three assists in the team's silver medal effort and was second in faceoff percentage amongst all players in the tournament. In the waning seconds of regulation time in the gold medal game, Pavelski won a faceoff, [3] swatted a clearing attempt out of the air, and made a pass that set up the play that resulted in the Americans tying the game with 24 seconds left. He was nicknamed "Swiss Army Knife" by USA general manager Brian Burke. [25] On January 1, 2014, Pavelski was selected to the 2014 USA Olympic team, his second appearance. After being named captain of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, he also earned the nickname "Captain America".

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Bold indicates led league

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2002–03 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 6136336932757128
2003–04 Waterloo Black HawksUSHL52213152581054910
2004–05 University of Wisconsin WCHA 4116294526
2005–06 University of WisconsinWCHA4323335634
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 16818268
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 461414281861010
2007–08 San Jose SharksNHL8219214028135490
2008–09 San Jose SharksNHL802534594660119
2009–10 San Jose SharksNHL67252651261598176
2010–11 San Jose SharksNHL742046662418551010
2011–12 San Jose SharksNHL823130613150005
2012–13 Dinamo Minsk KHL 17771410
2012–13 San Jose SharksNHL48161531101148120
2013–14 San Jose SharksNHL824138793272462
2014–15 San Jose SharksNHL8237337029
2015–16 San Jose SharksNHL823840783024149234
2016–17 San Jose SharksNHL812939683462240
2017–18 San Jose SharksNHL8222446641102688
2018–19 San Jose SharksNHL7538266422134594
NHL totals965355406761371134485210048

International

YearTeamEventResult GPGAPtsPIM
2009 United States WC 4th51120
2010 United States OG Silver medal icon.svg60334
2014 United States OG 4th61450
2016 United States WCH 7th31120
Senior totals2039124

Awards and honors

AwardYear
College
All-WCHA Rookie Team 2004–05
All-WCHA Second Team 2005–06
AHCA West Second-Team All-American 2005–06
NHL
Second All-Star Team 2014
NHL All-Star 2016, 2017, 2019

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Joe Thornton
San Jose Sharks captain
201519
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