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Born July 11, 1984 (1984-07-11) (age 25),
Plover, Wisconsin, USA
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
NHL team San Jose Sharks
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 205th overall, 2003
San Jose Sharks
Playing career 2006 – present
Medal record

Pavelski and Ryan Callahan (with puck) move up ice against Canada during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Men's ice hockey
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver 2010 Vancouver Tournament

Joseph Pavelski (born July 11, 1984) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He scored a goal in his first NHL game, making him the 11th Sharks player in the history of the team to do so. He won a silver medal as a member of the United States national men's ice hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.



Joe was born in Plover, Wisconsin to Sandy and Mike Pavelski on July 11, 1984. His family is Polish American.[1] He began playing at age 2. His mother said: "He loved anything athletic, and hockey was just a good fit for the winter. You didn't realize that your son was that good."[2]

Playing career


Junior career

Pavelski won a Wisconsin State Hockey Championship with SPASH (Stevens Point Area Senior High) Panthers in 2002.[3]. He was a member of the 2004 Clark Cup champion Waterloo Blackhawks of the USHL.

College career

Joe played in 84 games over two seasons (2004–06) at the University of Wisconsin of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association He recorded 101 points (39-62). Pavelski was named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team in 2005, was selected to the All-WCHA Second Team, and the Men’s RBK Division I West All-America Second Team. He helped Wisconsin win the 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship,[4] while leading the team in overall points.[5]

San Jose Sharks

2006–07 season

He started his career on a hot streak, scoring 7 goals and 10 points in his first 12 games. He continued playing well, before suffering a leg injury in his first season that saw his playing time reduced.[citation needed]

2007–08 season

During the 2007–08 NHL season, Pavelski became a regular player on the Sharks roster and one of the best and most consistent young players on the squad, having played in all of 82 regular season games and in all of 13 playoff games. He also became one of the most dangerous players in the NHL during the shoot outs, having scored seven times on 11 opportunities that season. During the postseason, he was tied for the team lead in goals with Ryane Clowe (five) and tied for second with Clowe in points (nine). Pavelski also led San Jose with three game-winning goals during the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs, which tied for third most in the league. In addition to his offensive numbers, he finished tied for 12th among NHL forwards in blocked shots (59) during the regular season.[6]

2008–09 season

Pavelski had another solid season, playing in 80 games and recording 59 points.


On January 1, 2010, Pavelski was selected to the 2010 USA Olympic team, the only USA player from the San Jose Sharks. He had 3 assists in the team's silver medal effort and was second in faceoff percentage amongst all players in the tournament. In the waning seconds of regulation time in the gold medal game, Pavelski won a faceoff,[7] swatted a clearing attempt out of the air, and made a pass that set up the play that resulted in the USA tying the game with 24 seconds left.


  • June 22, 2003 – Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 7th round, 205th overall
  • In the offseason, Pavelski signed a three-year entry level contract that paid him US$850,000 per year (not including bonuses) until June 2008.
  • On June 25, 2008, Pavelski signed a contract extension, which will pay him $3.3M over the next two years.[8]

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2002–03 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 60 36 33 69 32 7 5 7 12 8
2003–04 Waterloo Black Hawks USHL 52 21 31 52 58 10 5 4 9 10
2004–05 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 41 16 29 45 26
2005–06 Wisconsin Badgers WCHA 43 23 33 56 34
2006–07 Worcester Sharks AHL 16 8 18 26 8
2006–07 San Jose Sharks NHL 46 14 14 28 18 6 1 0 1 0
2007–08 San Jose Sharks NHL 82 19 21 40 28 13 5 4 9 0
2008–09 San Jose Sharks NHL 80 25 34 59 46 6 0 1 1 9
NHL totals 208 58 59 117 92 25 6 5 11 9


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