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James Sheppard

26-Year-Old Left Wing – San Jose Sharks

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Sheppard struggled most of the past season, but finished with a fire that represented everything the Sharks -- and the Wild before them -- saw in him as a prospect. His regular season wasn't special overall (four goals and 16 assists in 67 games), but he did deliver five goa...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/25/1988   BORN: Halifax, Nova Scotia   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 2006   Show ContractHide Contract

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James Sheppard Contract Information:

Sheppard signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Sharks in July of 2014.

November 9, 2014  –  James Sheppard News

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Sheppard scored for the third straight game and added an assist in Saturday's win over the Stars.

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James Sheppard NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 19 78 4 15 19 0 29 57 7.0 1 0 0 0 0
2008-09 20 82 5 19 24 -14 41 88 5.7 1 0 15:13 0 3 3 1:04 70 47
2009-10 21 64 2 4 6 -14 38 64 3.1 0 0 11:59 0 1 1 0:19 87 31
2012-13 24 NHL SJ 32 1 3 4 -9 12 40 2.5 1 0 11:45 0 0 0 0:32 63 17
2013-14 25 NHL SJ 67 4 16 20 3 35 84 4.8 0 0 12:10 0 1 1 0:17 105 34
2014-15 26 NHL SJ 18 3 2 5 -3 5 22 13.6 0 0 13:26 0 0 0 0:21 31 9

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Time On Ice Stats

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Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, James Sheppard was on the ice for 13:26.

0:21

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, James Sheppard was on the ice for 0:21 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 11:45 0:32
2013-14 12:10 0:17
2014-15 13:26 0:21

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James Sheppard 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Nov 26 CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 3 0 13:01 0:00
Nov 22 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 15:29 0:49
Nov 20 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 13:34 0:00
Nov 18 at BUF 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:03 0:00
Nov 16 at CAR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 2 13:23 0:35
Nov 15 at CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 15:44 1:47
Nov 13 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 12:15 0:46
Nov 11 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:30 0:37
Nov 9 at CHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 3 0 16:32 0:27
Nov 8 at DAL 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 11:48 0:00
Nov 6 VAN 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 4 1 13:05 0:00
Nov 1 NYI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 2 2 12:29 0:00
Oct 30 at MIN 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 13:12 0:00
Oct 28 at COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:32 0:00
Oct 26 at ANH 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 11:19 0:54
Oct 25 BUF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 2 14:58 0:00
Oct 23 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 11:19 0:13
Oct 21 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 13:29 0:16
Oct 19 at NYR Did Not Play
Oct 18 at NJ Did Not Play
Oct 16 at NYI Did Not Play
Oct 14 at WAS Did Not Play
Oct 11 WPG Did Not Play
Oct 8 at LA Did Not Play

James Sheppard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sheppard scored and finished plus-1 with two shots in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

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Sheppard (knee) has been activated from his rehab assignment at AHL Worcester, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Sheppard (knee) was sent to AHL Worcester on a conditioning assignment Friday.

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Sheppard (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Sheppard skated by himself Monday while he battles a left knee injury, CSNBayArea.com's Kevin Kurz reports.

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Sheppard has signed a one-year, 1.3 million contract with the Sharks.

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Sheppard was among the restricted free agents to whom the Sharks gave qualifying offers on Monday.

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Sheppard scored the lone San Jose goal in a 4-1 loss to the Kings on Monday.

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Sheppard had a goal on one of two shots in Thursday's loss to LA.

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Sheppard had an assist, three shots and a plus-2 rating in just 11:07 of playing time in Sunday's Game 2 win over Los Angeles.

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Sheppard had two assists, two penalty minutes, and a minus-1 rating in Thursday's Game 1 win over Los Angeles.

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Sheppard had an assist and five shots through 14:34 of ice time in Saturday's loss to Colorado.

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2014-15

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2013-14

Sheppard's development stalled after a freak ATV accident ripped apart his knee and shattered his knee cap in the summer of 2010. He was traded to the Sharks in the summer of 2011, but didn't see game action until this past season when he played in 32 games during the regular season and all 11 of San Jose's playoff games. Unfortunately, he only tallied four points in those 32 games and zero in the playoffs. Nonetheless, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson was impressed with Sheppard's progress and is willing to give him the time to get his game back. He's going to get playing time, but he's just not fantasy relevant in 2013-14.

2011-12

Minnesota dealt Sheppard to the Sharks early in August, but he arrives in the Bay Area as damaged goods. The depth center missed all of last season with a broken kneecap originally sustained in an ATV accident, and it's an injury that leaves his availability for 2011-12 in question. Luckily for Team Teal, there is adequate depth at the forward position and the team can afford to be patient with Sheppard, a former first-round pick, as he recovers from a second operation on his knee. Given that he has only 49 points (11 G, 38 A) in 224 career games - all with the Wild - Sheppard is not likely to turn heads, even once his health is restored.

2010-11

This 22-year-old center is entering his fourth season in Minnesota. A scorer in the minor leagues, Sheppard hasn't been as fortunate in his NHL career. His best professional season came in 2008-09, when he scored a career high five goals and 24 points. Remember though, Sheppard is only 22-years-old and still has some time to develop into the type of player he was drafted to be. However, for your fantasy teams, he's probably one to avoid this season.

2009-10

Sheppard only scored 24 points last season and posted a minus-14. However, considering the one time ninth-overall pick in the NHL Draft will only be 21 this season, clearly he still has a ways to go until he reaches his ceiling. Sheppard is very talented, and he will have more room to work in the new, more open offense. While there is no guarantee that Sheppard makes a leap in production this season, he's a guy who could be worth a gamble.

2008-09

Sheppard will be centering the Wild's third line this season. He'll also reap the benefits of the departure of Pavol Demitra by way of more ice time. By promoting from within to fill the void left by Demitra, the Wild illustrated their faith in Sheppard's ability. He was a scoring machine in the AHL (180 points in just 122 games), and with increased opportunity on the third line, he could improve the 19 points he scored last season by a wide margin. The 20-year old will likely go through some growing pains, but his upside is very high.

2007-08

There is an awful lot to like about Sheppard's game. He is a good finisher, he passes well, he pays attention to detail in his own end, and he works hard. In just 56 games last season with Cape Breton of the QMJHL, Sheppard tallied 96 points. He has good size at 6-1 and 205 pounds and has received praise for being a leader on the Screaming Eagles. He should get a shot to make the Wild this season.

2006-07

Sheppard may be ready for the NHL right now if not for his skating. He needs serious improvement in that area, and figures to get it with at least two more seasons in the Quebec League. If his skating comes along this season, he has an outside shot at playing in the NHL in 2007-08.

2005-06

Sheppard is one of those guys who is either loved or hated by scouts. Some believe he's a top-notch power forward in the making while others see him as a leader from the third line. His foot speed will be the thing that makes or breaks his future, but as long as he can overcome his current size 15 treads, he could really shine. He's a risk/reward pick with good hands and size, but one who will be a long way off from a fantasy perspective.