San Jose Sharks is a hockey team of the national hockey league founded in 1991 by Hasso Plattner.
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.