The San Jose Sharks
are a professional ice hockey
team based in San Jose, California
. The team is a member of the Pacific Division
in the Western Conference
of the National Hockey League
(NHL). Established for the 1991–92 NHL season
, the Sharks initially played games at the Cow Palace
before moving to HP Pavilion at San Jose
in 1993. The Sharks are owned by San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises
There have been eight head coaches in Sharks franchise history. George Kingston
was the first coach in Sharks history and lasted two seasons, which included a 1992–93
campaign where the team set an NHL record for losses in a season with 71. Darryl Sutter
is the leader in games coached with 434. Ron Wilson
is the leader in regular season wins (206) and points (469) as well as playoff games (52) and wins (28). Cap Raeder
is the leader in winning percentage, winning his sole game as head coach on December 3, 2002 against the Phoenix Coyotes
. Jim Wiley
holds the franchise records for least wins (17) and least points (37), while Kingston hold the record for lowest winning percentage (.192). The current coach is Todd McLellan
, who was hired on June 11, 2008.
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- A running total of the number of coaches of the Sharks. Thus, any coach who had two separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
- Before 1999, overtime losses were included......