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San Jose Sharks

San Jose Sharks

Hockey team of the national hockey league

The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division in the Western Conference, and are 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 moving 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 are affiliated with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League (AHL).

The Sharks were founded in 1991 as the first NHL franchise based in the San Francisco Bay Area since the California Golden Seals moved to Cleveland in 1976. The Sharks have reached the Stanley Cup finals once, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2016.They have won the President's Trophy once as the team with the league's best record in the regular season in the 2008/09 season. They have also won six division titles as part of the Pacific Division since 1993.

The Sharks have historically competed with two other teams in the California National Hockey League, the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings. They also share an evolving rivalry with the Vegas Golden Knights.

The iconic Sharks logo in the form of a shark choking on a hockey stick has been used since their first 1991/92 season, with minor changes before the 2007/08 season.The triangle on the logo refers to the Red Triangle of the Bay Area near the Pacific Ocean. Sharks also use various partial and alternative logos based on the main logo.


Further Resources


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March 2, 2017

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January 11, 2019
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games and intends to have it in place across the league next season. Microchips were added to players' shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week, against the New York Rangers and the San Jose Sharks. Antennas around the arena tracked the players and the puck through radio frequencies and relayed the data to a suite where league and Players' Association executives and representatives from 20 teams and various technology firms, sports betting companies and TV rights holders were watching.
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