29-Year-Old Center – San Jose Sharks
Joe Pavelski Contract Information:
Signed a five-year, $30 million extension with the Sharks in July of 2013.
With the Sharks shaking up their lines for Sunday's game against Minnesota, Pavelski is moving to the second line with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau, according to CSN Bay Area.
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Age is determined on October 1st of each season.
|Dec 8||at MIN||0||0||0||-2||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||0||0||20:19||4:27|
|Dec 6||at CAR||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||2||17:21||1:57|
|Dec 5||at PIT||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||1||0||16:00||3:13|
|Dec 3||at TOR||0||1||1||1||0||0||1||0||1||0.0||0||1||18:57||4:31|
|Nov 17||at CHI||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||100.0||1||1||15:12||1:51|
|Nov 15||at EDM||1||0||1||0||2||1||0||0||3||33.3||0||1||17:48||4:32|
|Nov 14||at VAN||0||1||1||1||4||0||1||0||3||0.0||1||2||19:36||2:59|
|Nov 12||at CGY||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||4||0.0||0||0||15:12||0:42|
|Nov 10||at WPG||0||1||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||0.0||1||2||23:46||5:08|
|Oct 30||at LA||1||0||1||1||2||0||0||0||2||50.0||1||0||19:02||3:13|
|Oct 27||at OTT||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||33.3||0||2||15:57||3:16|
|Oct 26||at MON||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||0||19:01||3:29|
|Oct 24||at BOS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||0.0||0||0||20:19||1:19|
|Oct 21||at DET||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||0||19:20||3:08|
|Oct 17||at DAL||0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0.0||2||0||19:19||4:04|
|Oct 15||at STL||1||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||4||25.0||1||2||18:08||5:25|
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|Oct 10||at VAN||0||0||0||-1||0||0||0||0||1||0.0||0||2||18:04||2:57|
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Little Joe is the motor that runs the Sharks. He's a brilliant leader, a league leader in face-off efficiency, an irritating checker and a consistent 60-point scorer. He doesn't pound guys the way Dustin Brown or David Backes do, but he has a lot of similarities among the three when it comes intangibles. Last season, he co-led the Sharks in goals (31) with Logan Couture and he led the team in shots with 269, a number good enough for 16th in the entire league. He's near his ceiling, but that's okay -- 30 goals and 65 points, year in and year out, are perfectly fine with us. Particularly with the contributions that come in special teams points. You cannot go wrong with Little Joe on your team.
Nobody who donned a teal sweater sent more shots on goal than Pavelski (282) last season, though it did result in the worst shooting percentage of his five-year career. Still, he ended up with 20 goals and often created mismatches as Team Teal's superior depth allowed him to spend plenty of time on the third line, a spot typically reserved for checking specialists. Pavelski is a smart player capable of sparking different lines, though he's expected to re-join the top six with Devin Setoguchi now playing for Minnesota. After setting career highs in assists (46), points (66), and power-play goals (11), the Big Pavelski's fantasy value has never been higher.
Last season could very well prove to be a turning point in Pavelski's career - for the better. Not only did the shifty 5-foot-11 center register his second consecutive 25-goal season, but he posted three assists for Team USA and excelled on the world stage during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Also, in the summer of 2010, Pavelski hit pay dirt with a four-year, $16 million contract. The bottom line? If you're seeking a consistent forward who will go for 50-plus points, Pavelski is your guy.
The former Wisconsin Badger might posses the moniker, "Little Joe," but his consistent play results in large dividends for fantasy owners, especially those who nab him towards the later drafts rounds. While it's true that Pavelski generally finishes with more assists than goals, he offers plenty of production as both a playmaker and goal scorer. Remember, he's only 23 years old, and capable of exceeding his robust totals from 2008-09, which included 59 points (25G, 34A) in 80 games.
Consistency is the name of the game for Pavelski. He has decent speed, though few can match his wizardry in handling the puck, a skill that has become extremely beneficial during shootouts (7 shootout goals out of 11 chances). The American was also dominant in the '07-08 playoffs, sinking five goals and setting up four. It's reasonable to expect a significant rise in terms of his fantasy value, especially if the team improves as a whole and lends him a hand.
The kid knows two things: winning and scoring. In 2005-06 he led the Wisconsin Badgers in points with 56 (23 goals and 33 assists) in 43 games, on en route to a National Championship. Playing for the Worcester Sharks at the beginning of the 2006-07 he registered 26 points in 16 games. Upon his arrival in San Jose, Pavelski lit the lamp four times in his first five games, and ended the season with 28 points (14 goals and 14 assists) in 46 games played. Pavelski will get the chance to play on a line with either Marleau or Thornton, and is worthy of consideration for a middle-round draft pick.
After a stellar two years at the University of Wisconsin, Pavelski will likely spend a couple of years in the minors before making the jump to the NHL.