San Jose Sharks

Head Coach
Todd McLellan
Notes: 2008-09 CURRENT SEASON NOTES:
- He made his All-Star Game debut as the Western Conference head coach becoming only the second first-year NHL coach in League history to coach an All-Star team (Doug MacLean - 1996).
- Led the Sharks to the second best winning percentage (.811) before the All-Star break in the history of the NHL (.814, 79-80 Philadelphia Flyers)
- Had the second-best start to a career at home in NHL history with 9 consecutive victories, just one behind Alex Curry (10, Ottawa - 1925-26)
- Started the season with 22 consecutive home games (20-0-2) without a regulation loss
- Won NHL head coaching debut on Oct. 9 vs. Anaheim 4-1
- The first coach in Sharks history to win his first four games and the first Sharks coach to ever lead the team to a 4-0-0 record to start the season.

CAREER NOTES:
- In his 14 years of serving as a head and assistant coach, McLellan’s teams have never missed the postseason.
- Spent last three seasons as assistant coach for Mike Babcock of the Detroit Red Wings, winning the Stanley Cup in 2007-08
- Responsible for Red Wings power play that finished third in the NHL in 2007-08 (20.7%) and first in 2005-06 (22.1%)
- Spent 2001-2005 as head coach of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League (154-111-37-18), including capturing the 2003 AHL Calder Cup Championship
- He was named Minor Coach of the Year in 2003 by The Hockey News and also was selected to coach two AHL All-Star Games during his tenure in Houston.
- Served as the head coach of the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League in 2000-01, posting a 43-32-7 record.
- From 1994-95 thru 1999-00, McLellan coached the Swift Current Broncos of the Western Hockey League, where he also served as general manager in his final four WHL seasons.
- He was named WHL Coach of the Year in 2000 and WHL Executive of the Year in 1997. The team captured division titles in 1996 and 2000.

PLAYING CAREER
McLellan, a native of Melville, Saskatchewan, played his junior hockey with Saskatoon (WHL) and was drafted by the New York Islanders in the fifth round (106th overall) in the 1986 NHL Entry Draft. He played parts of two seasons with Springfield in the American Hockey League and played in five games with the Islanders in 1987-88, posting two points (one goal, one assist) before a shoulder injury ended his career.



Goaltenders

20 Evgeni Nabokov G
ev-GEH-nee nuh-BAH-kahv
6'0'', 205 07/25/1975 ( 33 ), Kamenogorsk, KAZ 9th NHL / 9th SJS Season
Last Win: FEB 10, 2009 @ BOSTON (2)
Last Shutout: JAN 29, 2009 vs PHOENIX (6)
How Acquired: Selected by San Jose in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft (9th round, 219th overall)
Notes: 2008-09 CURRENT SEASON NOTES:
- 2nd in the League in wins (28), T-6th in shutouts (4) and T-18th in goals against average (2.56)
- Is 193-24-12 when he gets 3+ goals of support in his career

2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
-Set a Sharks franchise record for individual shutout streak spanning 170:58 from Jan. 20 - Jan. 31
- Posted his 43rd career shutout, third of the season, with 31 saves at Colorado on Jan. 27
- Posted his second shutout of the season, 42nd career, with 33 saves vs. Vancouver on Dec. 23
- Played in his 450th career game on Dec. 13 vs. St. Louis (5-4 W)
- Posted his 41st career shutout, first of the season, with 31 saves vs. Anaheim on Dec. 11
- Tied a career-high with a 10-game winning streak from Oct. 28 - Dec. 4 posting a .920 save percentage (241/262) and a 2.08 goals against average (21 goals against / 605 minutes played) in that span
- Allowed only one goal for the second consecutive night Oct. 11 vs. Los Angeles, making 12 saves
- Won season-debut with 28 saves vs. Anaheim on Oct. 9

GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
42
2511
28
7
-
7
4
107
2.56
1027
.906
Career
472
27123
236
157
29
26
44
1081
2.39
10979
.910


33 Brian Boucher G
BOO-shay
6'2'', 200 01/02/1977 ( 32 ), Woonsocket, RI, USA 9th NHL / 2nd SJS Season
Last Win: JAN 10, 2009 @ VANCOUVER (1) Last Shutout: OCT 25, 2008 @ TAMPA BAY (11)
How Acquired: Signed as a free agent on Feb. 26, 2008
Notes: 2008-09 CURRENT SEASON NOTES:
- In 15 career starts with San Jose, he is 12-1-2 with a 1.58 goals against average (24 goals/910 minutes played), .941 save percentage (380 saves/404 shots) and 3 shutouts
- Made a season-high 35 saves in SO loss Feb. 11 at Pittsburgh
- In his last seven starts he is 6-0-1 with a 1.95 goals against average (14 goals against/429 minutes played) and a .930 save percentage (187/201)
- T-18th in League in shutouts (2)

2008-09 REGULAR SEASON NOTES:
- Started the season with back-to-back shutouts with a 22-save effort at Tampa Bay on Oct. 25
- The only goaltender since 1989-90 to begin his tenure with a franchise with three shutouts in his first five starts (he also has two relief appearances with the Sharks)
- Posted shutout in his season-debut, the second consecutive season in which he debuted without allowing a goal, on Oct. 12 at Los Angeles

FIN FACT:
- Recorded five consecutive shutouts in the 2003-04 season as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes with a shutout sequence of 332:01
- Has ambition to revolutionize the goal-celebration
- Appreciates hip-hop music from the 90's
GPI
Min
W
L
T
OT
SO
GA
GAA
Saves
Sv %
Season
13
769
9
1
2
2
2
23
1.79
313
.932
Career
238
13381
89
98
30
6
16
605
2.71
5427
.900