San Jose Sharks in History

Events in Sport

  • 1991-10-04 San Jose Sharks play first NHL game in franchise history, a 4-3 loss in Vancouver; native Californian Craig Coxe scores club's first goal while Jeff Hackett makes an impressive 48 saves
  • 1991-10-09 San Jose Sharks beat Calgary for their 1st NHL win, 4-3
  • 1991-12-17 Pittsburgh Penguins score team record 8 goals in one period in 2nd session of 10-2 win over NHL expansion San Jose Sharks
  • 1992-12-26 The NHL's San Jose Sharks end a 13-game losing streak with a 7-2 win over the LA Kings, albeit allowing 59 shots, the most in team history; Jeff Hacket makes 57 saves
  • 2004-05-19 NHL Western Conference Final: Calgary Flames beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 2

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2005-11-30 The Boston Bruins trade captain Joe Thornton to the San Jose Sharks

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton
  • 2010-05-23 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Black Hawks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 0
  • 2011-05-24 NHL Western Conference Finals: Vancouver Canucks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 1
  • 2016-06-12 Stanley Cup Final, SAP Center, San Jose, CA: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks, 3-1 for a 4-2 series victory; Penguins 4th title

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1971-01-09 Scott Thornton, Canadian hockey left wing (941 NHL games; Montreal Canadiens, San Jose Sharks), born in London, Ontario
  • 1971-08-13 Marcus Ragnarsson, Swedish NHL defenseman (SJ Sharks, Sweden), born in Östervåla, Sweden
  • 1976-10-26 Miikka Kiprusoff, Finnish NHL hockey player (San Jose Sharks), born in Turku, Finland

Person of interestJoe Thornton

1979-07-02 Joe Thornton, Canadian NHL center, (#1 draft pick Boston Bruins 1997; San Jose Sharks; Olympic gold 2010), born in St. Thomas, Ontario

NHL Star Joe Thornton
NHL Star
Joe Thornton