The 1992–93 San Jose Sharks season
was the team's second in the NHL
. They set league records for most losses in a season with 71 losses, and most consecutive losses, with 17 in a row, which they had the same record, (removing the ties) as NBA's 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks
and 1997-98 Denver Nuggets
On a positive note, the team did record its first shutout, attained by rookie goaltender Arturs Irbe
, and Rob Gaudreau
scored the first hat-trick in franchise history.
The Sharks chose Mike Rathje
with their first-round pick in the entry draft, third over-all.
The Sharks allowed the most goals (414) and most even-strength goals (286) of all 24 teams during the regular season. They were also shut out a league-high 6 times and tied the Edmonton Oilers
and Ottawa Senators
for the fewest power-play goals scored, with 66.
On Tuesday, November 17, 1992, Arturs Irbe recorded the first shutout in Sharks history, as San Jose blanked the Los Angeles Kings 6-0 at home.
On Thursday, December 3, 1992 in a 7-5 home loss against the Hartford Whalers, Rob Gaudreau scored the first hat trick in Sharks history. In that same game, Kelly Kisio and Johan Garpenlov
each recorded 4 points (1 goal, 3... Read More