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Arena: HP Pavilion (Shark Tank) at San Jose (capacity: 17,496)
Former Home Arena: Cow Palace (1991-1993)
Uniform colors: Pacific Teal, Gray, and Black
Logo design: A shark biting a hockey stick in half. The team also uses a secondary logo of a shark fin emerging out of water.
Mascot: S.J. Sharkie
Nickname: Team Teal
Stanley Cups won: none
Rivals: Los Angeles Kings, Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks, St. Louis Blues
The Sharks started the 2005-06 season slowly. On November 30, 2005, after losing their 10th consecutive game which dropped their record to an 8-12-4, the Sharks traded winger Marco Sturm, defenseman Brad Stuart, and center Wayne Primeau to the Boston Bruins for star center Joe Thornton. Thornton had 2 assists in his first game as a Shark, a 5-0 win against the Buffalo Sabres which broke their losing streak. San Jose won Thornton's first 7 games with the team. With Thornton as his new teammate, up and coming sharpshooter Jonathan Cheechoo went on a goal scoring spree. Cheechoo finished the regular season as the leading goal scorer of the NHL and was awarded the Rocket Richard Trophy. Thornton finished the season with the most points, edging out New York Rangers winger Jaromir Jagr, and was awarded the Art Ross trophy.
The Sharks are often credited with popularizing teal as a colour for American sports teams. Their team merchandise remains popular around the world. They are also sometimes referred to as Los Tiburones ("The Sharks" in Spanish).
The Sharks are on a quest to win their first Stanley Cup and the action is sure to be intense. Get your San Jose Sharks Tickets today and witness history in the making.
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