Captain Joe Pavelski is one player that the San Jose Sharks will never forget. With this season being the second of his captaincy, he is looking forward to bringing the Stanley Cup Finals back to San Jose to win the “hardest trophy to win in sports”.
Born on July 11, 1984, Joe Pavelski has always been athletic. He grew up in Plover, Wisconsin, making him the first American Captain for the Sharks Organization. He played hockey for the University of Wisconsin before being drafted 203rd overall in 2006 by the San Jose Sharks.
Since being drafted, Pavelski has accomplished many things. In 2009, he played for the United States in the World Cup of hockey and was also apart of the United States Olympic Team in 2010 and 2014. Most recently, he was apart of the US team for the World Cup this year and was also named the Captain of the team.
Fortunately, I work for Sharks Ice, the official practice facility of the San Jose Sharks, and I have had the pleasure to meet him a couple of times. He is one of the nicest people that I have ever met. He truly shows that the position he has isn’t just on the ice. He makes sure that everything is okay even if he doesn’t need to worry about it.
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