Barracuda Offseason Begins

Barracuda Head to Offseason With Heads Held High

May 6, 2016

Look Back:
  The San Jose Barracuda presented by Barracuda Networks began  their quest for the Calder Cup by splitting Games 1 and 2 at SAP Center vs. the  Ontario Reign.  In the first ever AHL Calder Cup playoff game played on  California soil, the Ontario Reign (AHL affiliate of the LA Kings) defeated the  Barracuda by the score of 2-1 in Game 1 at SAP Center on Apr 22.    San Jose bounced back in Game 2 on Apr 23 with a 3-2 win over Ontario to even  up the series 1-1.  As the series shifted to Ontario for Games 3-5, the Barracuda  dropped Game 3 by the score of 3-1 on Apr 28.  San Jose’s season came to  an end in Game 4 in a hard fought 4-1 loss on Apr 29 as the Reign took the  series 3-1.

Game 1 – Fri., Apr. 22 – Ontario at San Jose, 7:30pm –  Ontario won 2-1
  Game 2 – Sat., Apr. 23 – Ontario at San Jose, 7:30pm – San  Jose won 3-2
  Game 3 – Thu., Apr. 28 – San Jose at Ontario, 7:00pm –  Ontario won 3-1
  Game 4 – Fri., Apr. 29 – San Jose at Ontario, 7:00pm –  Ontario won 4-1

SJ Sharks draft picks Kevin Labanc (Barrie – OHL)  and Rourke Chartier (Kelowna – WHL) each made their professional debuts  for the Barracuda in Game 4.  In addition, Michael Brodzinski and Alex  Gallant each made their AHL playoff debuts in Game 4.   After the  season came to an end, the SJ Sharks recalled Aaron Dell, Nikolay  Goldobin, Mirco Mueller, Barclay Goodrow, and Ryan  Carpenter to serve as “Black Aces” as the Sharks continue their quest for  the Stanley Cup.  In addition, the Sharks reassigned Nikita Jevpalovs to  Allen (ECHL) as they look to repeat as Kelly Cup Champions.

Highlights on the ice last week include Aaron Dell making 77 saves in the two games to keep the Barracuda in both games.  Nikolay  Goldobin and Jeremy Langlois each found the back of the net while Alex  Gallant picked up a fighting major in Game 4.

The San Jose Barracuda player of the week nominee is  goaltender Aaron Dell. The 26-year-old from Airdrie, Alberta stopped 77 of  83 shots on goal in Games 3-4 and ended the playoffs with a .932 save %.

  The first season of AHL action in the Bay Area will be a  season not to forget.  Bay Area native Roy Sommer broke the AHL  wins record at SAP Center on Feb 10 with his 637th career win behind  the bench.  Forward Ryan Carpenter was named the 2015-16 AHL Yanick  Dupre Man Of The Year Award (league wide award) winner for all of the work he  has done in the San Jose community this season.  17 different players  received at least one call-up to the Sharks this season which included the NHL  debuts by Nikolay Goldobin, Dylan Demelo, and Ryan Carpenter.   An average of just over 4,400 fans rooted on the Barracuda at SAP Center in  their inaugural season as the club raised over $50,000 for local charities  during their five specialty jersey auctions.  San Jose had three 20 goal  scorers (Lerg, Goodrow, and Goldobin) and made the Calder  Cup playoffs on the final day of the regular season.

  Season ticket  packages for the 2016-17 season are already on sale through the San Jose  Barracuda front office by calling 408-977-4747.

  Head Coach Roy Sommer (1404 game coached)  surpassed Frank Mathers (1256 games coached) for the most games coached  in AHL history on March 26, 2014 in the Sharks 5-3 win in Lewiston, ME over the  Portland Pirates.  Coach Sommer has coached 1,412 AHL games – all with the  SJ Sharks AHL affiliates. In total, Coach Sommer has been a head coach in 1,743  games in the AHL and ECHL.  Coach Sommer picked up his 600th  career AHL win in a 4-3 victory in Lehigh Valley on Feb 4, 2015 and surpassed Frank  Mathers (610 wins) for 2nd all-time in AHL history on March 27  in Springfield with his 611th win!  Roy (649 wins) surpassed  Fred “Bun Cook” (636 wins) for the most wins in AHL history on Feb 10,  2016 with a 4-2 win vs. the Ontario Reign at SAP Center.

Few things to know….(from the regular season)

  • The San Jose Barracuda finished in 4th place  (31-26-8-3, 71pts, .537%) in the Pacific Division and 8th place overall in the  Western Conference.  –  the Barracuda clinched a playoff spot on the  final day of the AHL regular season (Apr 17)
  • The San Jose Sharks currently have 12  players on their roster that have spent time in the Sharks AHL affiliate (Couture,  Pavelski, Wingels, Braun, Haley, Vlasic, Nieto, Hertl, Tierney, Karlsson,  Tennyson, and DeMelo).
  • The San Jose Sharks finished in 3rd place  in the Pacific Division and 6th place in the Western Conference with 98 points  and a 46-30-6 record.  The Sharks clinched a playoff spot on March 28 and  defeated the LA Kings 4-1 in a best of seven Western Conference first round  playoff series. – The Sharks are tied 2-2 with the Predators in Round 2.
  • Captain Bryan Lerg had 51 points  (21-30-51) in 64 AHL games this season for the Barracuda and has dressed in six  games for the SJ Sharks (0-0-0) this season.  Lerg was tied for the  Barracuda with 21 goals and lead the club with 168 shots on goal.
  • Ryan Carpenter (18-37-55) led the  Barracuda in points (55) assists (37), and +/- (+20) in 66 games this  season.  The 55 points ranked 19th in AHL.  Ryan was named  the 2015-16 AHL Yanick Dupre Man Of The Year Award (league wide award) winner  for all of the work he has done in the San Jose community this season.  Carpenter made his NHL debut in the Sharks 2-0 loss to the Wild on Dec 12 and  was named to the 2016 AHL All-Star Classic where he added an assist for the  Pacific Division. 
  • Bryan Lerg, Mirco Mueller, Dylan DeMelo, Nikolay  Goldobin, Melker Karlsson, Micheal Haley, John McCarthy, Barclay Goodrow, Ryan  Carpenter, Ben Smith, Matt Tennyson, Chris Tierney, and Alex  Stalock have all played for the Barracuda (AHL) and the Sharks (NHL) this  season.
  • Micheal Haley had eight fighting majors in 16 games with the SJ Sharks and had 23 points (12-11-23) in 41 games for  the Barracuda.  Haley scored his 1st NHL goal in 1814 days on  March 5, 2016 vs Vancouver at SAP Center. – Haley is currently with the Sharks.
  • Karl Stollery was 2nd among  Barracuda defensemen in points (6-18-24) which includes 12 power play points  (3-9-12) through 67 games.
  • Rookie Joakim Ryan ranked 1st among  Barracuda defensemen in points (2-26-28) through 66 games.  – Ryan was  named the SJ Barracuda Unsung Hero for the 2015-16 season.
  • Rookie Nikolay Goldobin had 44 points  (21-23-44) in 60 games for the Barracuda and two points (1-1-2) in nine games  for the SJ Sharks.   Goldobin ranked 13th among AHL  rookies in points.
  • Barclay Goodrow has 39 points (20-19-39)  in 57 games for the Barracuda this season along with three points (0-3-3) in 14  games with the Sharks this season.  Goodrow was named to the 2016 AHL All  Star Classic where he added an assist for the Pacific Division.
  • Goaltender Aaron Dell finished 17-16-6  this season with a 2.42 GAA and a .922 save %.  Dell  stopped 12 of  13 shooters in the shootout this season and made at the time an AHL high 50  saves in net on Feb 10 vs. Ontario.  Dell ranked 8th in the AHL  on GAA and 4th in save %.  Dell received his 1st NHL  recall on Feb 27 and was the backup goaltender for two games for the Sharks.
  • Goaltender Troy Grosenick finished  11-10-4 this season with a 3.16 GAA and a .894 save %.  Grosenick made at  the time an AHL high 49 saves on Nov 21 in a 4-3SOL at Stockton.
  • The San Jose Barracuda players wear the  same jersey number with the SJ Sharks if they are to receive a NHL recall this  season.
  • The San Jose Barracuda went  21-19-5-3 vs. California teams this season.
  • Score 4… the Barracuda went 24-2-1-0 when  they score 4 goals in a game this season, but 7-24-7-3 when they score less  than 4 goals.
  • Coach Roy Sommer currently is 1st in the  AHL with 649 wins in his career (18th season) and 1st in games coached in the  AHL with 1412. 

 Top 3… Last Week!

  • Aaron Dell made 36 saves in 3-1 loss in  Game 3!
  • Aaron Dell made 31 saves in 4-1 loss in  Game 4!
  • Jeremy Langlois scored his first AHL  playoff goal in 4-1 loss in Game 4!

Playoffs: (1-3-0-0) – Ontario advances 3-1

Fri. 4/22 L Ontario Reign 2 @ San Jose Barracuda 1 – GAME 1
Sat. 4/23 W Ontario  Reign 2 @ San Jose Barracuda 3 – GAME 2
Thu 4/28 L San Jose Barracuda 1 @ Ontario Reign 3 – GAME 3
Fri. 4/29  L San Jose Barracuda 1 @ Ontario Reign 4 – GAME 4

Rewind the Tape:
  GAME 1   4.22.16 –  Ontario 2 – San Jose 1 – L – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
The San Jose Barracuda (#4 seed in Pacific) presented by  Barracuda Networks lost Game 1 of the Best of 5 Pacific Division Semifinals  series by the score of 2-1 to the visiting Ontario Reign (#1 seed in Pacific)  in front 4,636 fans at SAP Center on Friday evening.  Nikita Jevpalovs  tied the score early in the third period while Aaron Dell made 35 saves in net in  the loss.  Kurtis MacDermid scored midway through the second period to put  Ontario up 1-0 and Jonny Brodzinski scored the game winner at 15:57 of the  third period for the Reign.  Peter Budaj made 28 saves in net for the win.

GAME 2   4.23.16 –  Ontario 2 – San Jose 3 – W – SAP Center – San Jose, CA
  The San Jose Barracuda (#4 seed in Pacific) presented by  Barracuda Networks defeated the visiting Ontario Reign (#1 seed in Pacific) by  the score of 3-2 in front 4,995 fans at SAP Center on Saturday evening in Game  2 of the Best of 5 Pacific Division Semifinals.  With the series now tied  1-1, the series will shift to the Citizens Business Bank Arena for Games three,  four, and five if necessary.
  Ryan Carpenter, Bryan Lerg, and Nikolay Goldobin each  found the back of the net while Aaron Dell made 34 saves in net for the  victory.  Joakim Ryan added three assists from the blue line for San Jose  as the Barracuda won their first ever playoff game.  Kurtis MacDermid and  Jonny Brodzinski scored for the Reign while Peter Budaj made 12 saves in net in  the loss.

GAME 3   4.28.16 –  Ontario 3 – San Jose 1 – L – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
  The San Jose Barracuda (#4 seed in Pacific) presented by  Barracuda Networks fell to the host Ontario Reign (#1 seed in Pacific) by the  score of 3-1 in front 8,174 fans at Citizens Business Bank Arena on Thursday  evening in Game 3 of the Best of 5 Pacific Division Semifinals.  With  Ontario ahead in the series 2-1, the Barracuda must win Game 4 in Ontario on  Friday at 7pm for force Game 5. Adrian Kempe scored twice and Nic Dowd scored  on the power play to lead the Reign to victory.  San Jose was outshot  43-15 in the game as Nikolay Goldobin scored the only Barracuda tally in the  loss.  Aaron Dell made 36 saves before he was replaced by Troy Grosenick  while Peter Budaj made just 14 saves in net for the win.

GAME 4   4.29.16 –  Ontario 4 – San Jose 1 – L – Citizens Business Bank Arena – Ontario, CA
  The San Jose Barracuda (#4 seed in Pacific) presented by  Barracuda Networks season came to an end after a 4-1 loss to the host Ontario  Reign (#1 seed in Pacific) in front 7,622 fans at Citizens Business Bank Arena  on Friday evening in Game 4 of the Best of 5 Pacific Division Semifinals.   Ontario won the series 3-1 and will now battle the San Diego Gulls in the  second round of the Calder Cup playoffs. Jeremy Langlois scored the only goal  for the Barracuda and Aaron Dell made 31 saves in net for San Jose in the  loss.  Nic Dowd, Justin Auger, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, and Andrew Crescenzi  scored for the Reign while Peter Budaj made 18 saves in net for the series  clinching win.

  *NHL/AHL affiliates to do battle... the Sharks faced the LA  Kings in the 1st round of the Stanley Cup playoffs  and  defeated the Kings 4-1…..the Barracuda faced the Ontario Reign in the 1st  round of the Calder Cup playoffs.  The Reign are the AHL affiliate of the  LA Kings.

*PLAYOFFS….The  San Jose Barracuda (31-26-8-3, 73pts, .537%) were the number 4 seed and played  the number 1 seed and Pacific Division Champion Ontario Reign (44-19-4-1,  93pts, .684%). Ontario won the series 3-1 and face the San Diego Gulls in the  Pacific Division Finals in a best of seven playoff series.

*Calder Cup Playoff First… Game 1 at SAP Center on Apr 22  between the Barracuda and the Reign marked the first time a Calder Cup playoff  game was played on California soil. – Ontario won the game 2-1.

*Some history…  The AHL affiliates for the SJ Sharks  and LA Kings have met twice before in the Calder Cup playoffs in Worcester and  Manchester.  In 2010, the Manchester Monarchs defeated the Worcester  Sharks 4-2 in the Division Final and the Monarchs also defeated the Worcester  Sharks in the Division Semifinal 4-2 in 2007.

*Flashback…. John McCarthy and Frazer McLaren were each in the lineup in the Manchester Monarchs 2-1 overtime series  clinching win vs. the Worcester Sharks on May 7, 2010. (Slava Voynov scored at  1:55 of OT with Alex Stalock and Jonathan Bernie in net).  J-Mac and Fraz  were the only two players to suit up in that game and in Game 1 in the  Barracuda/Reign series.

*Ontario has experience…many of the players for the  Ontario Reign won the Calder Cup last season as a member of the Manchester  Monarchs.  In fact, 15 players on the Ontario Reign roster were part of  the 2015 Manchester Monarchs Calder Cup Champion team.

*Playoff debuts… Mirco Mueller, Joakim Ryan, Nikita Jevpalovs, Julius Bergman, and Jon Martin all  played their 1st professional playoff games while Jeremy Morin played his first Calder Cup playoff game in Game 1 vs. Ontario on Apr 22…. Gabryel  Boudreau played his 1st professional game in Game 2 vs. Ontario  on Apr 23 and Patrick McNally played his 1st professional  playoff game in Game 2…. Michael Brodzinski played his first  professional playoff game in Game 4…. Alex Gallant played in his first  AHL playoff Game in Game 4… Kevin Labanc and Rourke Chartier each  played in their first professional games in Game 4 for the Barracuda.

*First playoff goals….

  • Nikita Jevpalovs in Game 1 on Apr 22
  • Nikolay Goldobin in Game 2 on Apr 23

*Playoff Leaders….(as of the conclusion of the 1st  round of the Calder Cup playoffs on May 2)

  • Joakim Ryan ranked 8th among  AHL rookies in points (0-3-3) and 12th among defensemen in points
  • Joakim Ryan was tied for 4th  in assists (3) among AHL defenseman
  • Aaron Dell ranked 1st in saves  (136), 11th in GAA (2.59), and 5th in save % (.932%)

*First AHL win… Aaron Dell picked up his 1st  Calder Cup win with 34 saves in 3-2 win in Game 2 vs. Ontario on Apr 23.

*3 point game… rookie Joakim Ryan picked up three  assists in the 3-2 Game 2 win vs. Ontario on Apr 23.

*Champions… 4 National Champions… The Barracuda have three  players that won the NCAA Division 1 Championships…. Gus Young was  captain with Yale University in 2013….John McCarthy with Boston  University in 2009…Bryan Lerg with Michigan State in 2007… *Memorial  Cups… Scott Timmins won a pair of Memorial Cups in 2009 and 2010 with  the Windsor Spitfires (OHL). *Swedish Elite League Championship…. Petter Emanuelsson won back-to-back championships with Skelleftea AIK in the SWEHL in 2013 and  2014.*CHL Championship… Aaron Dell won the Central Hockey League  Championship with the Allen Americans in 2013.

REGUALR SEASON NOTES: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  MVP – Ryan Carpenter
  Rookie of Year – Nikolay Goldobin
  Unsung Hero – Joakim Ryan
  3 Stars Award – Aaron Dell
Man of Year (community) – Ryan Carpenter

*BIG DEAL!... The American Hockey League announced last week  that Ryan Carpenter  was selected as the winner of  the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the 2015-16  IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year.  This award has been  presented annually since 1998 to an AHL player for his outstanding  contributions to his local community and charitable organizations. The Yanick  Dupre Memorial Award winner is selected by the AHL and representatives from IOA  and American Specialty from among 30 individual team Man of the Year  honorees.  Carpenter hit the ground running in the Barracuda’s first  season in San Jose, spearheading several initiatives and ensuring the  organization’s positive and productive presence in the community which included  teaching several Barracuda Math classes, running practices for the SJ Junior  Sharks, multiple hospital visits, and serving the Bay Area Fellowship of  Christian Athletes.

*Breaking down October… The Barracuda had a 2-3-0-1 (5pts  in 6gp) record in October with 12 GF and 17 GA. PP went 3-24 (12.5%);  opponents PP went 6-25 (15.4%), and the Barracuda had 3 fighting majors in  October.

*Breaking down November…The Barracuda had a 5-5-0-2 (12pts  in 12gp) record in November with 32 GF and 36 GA. PP was  6-50 (12.0%);  opponents PP was 8-39 (20.5%); and the Barracuda had 5 fighting majors in  November.

*Breaking down December…The Barracuda had a 5-2-2-0 (12pts  in 9gp) record in December with 29 GF and 30 GA. PP went 4-34 (11.8%);  opponents PP was 12-40 (30.0%); and the Barracuda had 9 fighting majors in  December.

*Breaking down January… the Barracuda had a 7-4-3-0 (17pts  in 14gp) record in January with 39 GF and 36 GA.  PP was 10-55 (18.1%);  opponent’s power play was 6-54 (11.1%); and the Barracuda had 6 fighting majors  in January.

*Breaking down February…. The Barracuda had a 4-4-1-0 (9pts  in 9gp) record in February with 28 GF and 24 GA.  PP was 6-24 (25.0%);  opponent’s power play was 3-25 (12.0%); and the Barracuda had 3 fighting majors  in February.

*Breaking down March…. The Barracuda had a 6-4-1-0 (13  points in 11gp) record in March with 32 GF and 23 GA.  PP went 10-58  (17.2%); opponent’s power play went 4-40 (10.0%); and the Barracuda had 7  fighting majors in March.

*Breaking down April… the Barracuda had a 2-4-1-0 (5 points  in 7gp) record in April with 26 GF and 26 GA.  PP went 3-27 (11.1%);  opponent’s power play went 6-25 (24.0%); and the Barracuda had 3 fighting  majors in April.

*Lost in the stat pile….

  • Ryan Carpenter and John McCarthy each had season long eight game point streaks this season
  • The Barracuda scored six empty net goals and  allowed six
  • Ryan Carpenter had a Barracuda season  high 15 multi-point games  - John McCarthy was 2nd with  12 and Bryan Lerg 3rd with 11.
  • John McCarthy had a season best   five game goal scoring streak
  • Nikolay Goldobin led the club with four  games with at least two goals
  • 15 different players picked up a fighting major  for the Barracuda
  • The Barracuda had a team save percentage of  .908% and a team shooting percentage of 9.7%
  • San Jose picked up 17 points in the month of  January
  • The Barracuda were shutout six times and shutout  their opponents four times

*2015… the Barracuda finished the 2015 calendar year with a  12-10-2-3 record.

*2016… the Barracuda went 19-16-6-0 in the calendar year  2016.

*Eight is enough…. The Barracuda allowed a season high eight  goals in an 8-5 loss in Texas on Apr 9.  It was the first time this season  the Barracuda lost a game in regulation when scoring at least four goals in a  game.

*Three amigos… Bryan Lerg (21 goals), Nikolay Goldobin (21), and Barclay Goodrow (20) all hit the 20 goal mark this  season for the Barracuda. – SJ was one of nine teams that had at least three 20  goal scorers this season – Providence led the AHL with five.

*Raffi Watch… Raffi Torres played five games with the  SJ Barracuda this season and did not register a point.  Raffi Torres was traded On Feb 22 by the Sharks along with 2nd round draft picks  in 2017 and 2018 for defenseman Roman Polak and forward Nick Spaling.   Torres was reassigned by the Maple Leafs to the Barracuda on Feb 22 and is  currently on the Barracuda roster.  Torres announced on Feb 26 that he was  not going to play the rest of the season. (heal injury)

*Streakers…. John McCarthy (2-6-8) has a six game  point streak…. Trevor Parkes (3-2-5) and Jeremy Langlois (2-2-4)  three games each….Petter Emanuelsson (2-0-2), Joakim Ryan (0-3-3),  and Nikolay Goldobin (2-3-5) two games each.

*30 goal scorer added… the Barracuda received Jeremy  Morin in the trade that saw Alex Stalock and Ben Smith go to  Toronto on Feb 27.  Morin had 30 goals with Rockford in 67 AHL games in  2012-13.  The 24 year old from Auburn, NY has played in 82 games in the  NHL with Chicago and Columbus.  Morin had 14 points (5-9-14) in 18 games  for the Barracuda so far since the trade.

*Cundari Loaned… defenseman Mark Cundari was  reassigned to the Lake Erie Monsters on March 7.  Cundari had eight points  (3-5-8) in 34 games for the Barracuda.

*Good Barracuda…the Barracuda were not whistled for a  single penalty in the 3-1 loss to the SD Gulls at SAP Center on March 27.   The Gulls were whistled for 6 minor penalties in the game.

*Bad Barracuda…San Jose was whistled for a season high 39  penalty minutes on Apr 8 at Texas.

*PP Explosion… the Barracuda exploded for 4 power play  goals in the 7-1 win over the Stockton Heat at SAP Center on March 1.  San  Jose went 4-7 with the man advantage and received power play goals from John  McCarthy, Nikolay Goldobin X2, and Karl Stollery.  In  addition, Jeremy Langlois scored a shorthanded goal in the victory.

*Debut Winner…. Goaltender Joel Rumpel won his 1st  AHL start with 22 saves in a 4-2 win vs. Bakersfield on March 6. 

*League Leaders….

  • Alex Gallant – 2nd among rookies in  majors (14) and 4th among rookie in penalty minutes (122)
  • Aaron Dell – 8th in GAA (2.42)  and 4th in save % (.922%)
  • Nikolay Goldobin ranked 13th  among AHL rookies in points (44)
  • Ryan Carpenter (18-37-55) ranked 19th  in the AHL in points.

*100+ shots… nine players had at least 100 shots for the  Barracuda this season (Lerg 168, Langlois 156, Goodrow 161, Morin 160, Carpenter 143, McCarthy 130, Goldobin 119, and Parkes 128, Stollery 104.)

*1814 days….Micheal Haley scored his 1st  NHL goal in 1814 days on March 5, 2016 vs the Vancouver  Canucks at SAP  Center.  His last NHL goal was with the NY Islanders on March 19 2011 in  Florida.

*All even… forward Trevor Parkes had 41 points  this season (a career high in AHL) – not one of those points were scored on  special teams.
  *Nine Gamer… the Barracuda had a season high nine game  point streak (7-0-2-0) from Dec 30 – Jan 16.

*Tale of two PK’s… the Barracuda had not allowed a power  play goal in a season high seven straight games from Jan 3 – Jan 16 (17-for-17  on the kill) and had a penalty kill success rate of 87.1% (121-139) since Jan  3.

*PTO to AHL…Scott Timmins and Alex Gallant each began the seasons on PTO contracts before signing a SPC for the rest of  the season.  In addition, Alex Gallant signed an AHL deal for the  Barracuda for the 2016-17 season as well.

*Welcome Back Al… goaltender Alex Stalock was  loaned to the Barracuda on a conditioning assignment on Jan 2.  Stalock  had a 76-53-10 record with a 2.63 GAA and a .909 save percentage with the  Worcester Sharks in the AHL.  Al made 21 saves in a 5-1 win over the Texas  Stars on Jan 3 in his first AHL start since April 20, 2013 at Syracuse.   Stalock picked up his 80th AHL win on Jan 6 and as recalled by the  Sharks on Jan 7 after posting a 2-0-0 record with the Barracuda along with a  1.96 GAA and a .930 save %.  Stalock was traded to Toronto at the NHL  trade deadline.

*PT a game in AHL… forward Chris Tierney picked up  two assists in his Barracuda debut on Jan 3.  Tierney now has 32 points  (9-23-32) in 31 games in the AHL with Worcester and San Jose.

*Racking up PIMS… forward Alex Gallant ha6 122  penalty minutes in just 27 games (16 minors, 14 majors, a ten minute  misconduct, and a game misconduct).

*Shootout success… goaltender Aaron Dell has  stopped 12 of 13 shooters he has faced in the shootout this season. (.923%)

*Shootout Success X2… forward Jeremy Langlois was  3-for-4 in the shootout this season (75%) with two game winners!

*Free Hockey… the Barracuda played in 18 overtime games  this season…The Barracuda played six of nine games in OT in a stretch from Dec  30-Jan 16.  San Jose is 4W-8L in OT and 3W-3L in the shootout.

*16 shots against… the Barracuda allowed a season low 16  shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ontario Reign on March 16.

*23 shots against…in a period!.... San Jose allowed a  season high 23 shots against in 2nd period on Apr 9 at Texas.

*Quick strikes… the Barracuda scored four goals in a 3:20  span in the second period on Dec 20 in 5-4 win vs. Stockton.  San Jose  scored three goals in :50 seconds to close out the goal scoring rush.

*What a weekend… the line of Goodrow/Carpenter/Emanuelsson combined for 18 (7-11-18) points in two games (Dec 4-5) for the Barracuda in  back-to-back wins vs. the Heat and the Condors.  The line scored 7 of the  13 goals for the Barracuda.

*1st pro hat trick… Barclay Goodrow recorded his first professional hat trick in the Barracuda’s 7-6 overtime win  over the Condors on Dec 6. Goodrow scored three tiebreaking goals, the last  coming 23 seconds into overtime as San Jose defeated Bakersfield, 7-6. The hat  trick was the first multiple-goal game of Goodrow’s professional career, and  gave him seven points in a span of less than 21 hours. 

*1st pro hat trick X2…. Nikolay Goldobin scored three goals, added an assist, and was +4 in the Barracuda’s 5-1 win over  the Texas Stars on Jan 3, 2016.

*1st pro point…. rookie defenseman Patrick  McNally (Harvard Univ) picked up his first pro point (assist) in the 2-1  loss at San Antonio on Jan 29.

*1st AHL goal was the last AHL goal…. Forward  Brett Gallant scored his 1st AHL goal at 19:30 of the third period  on Apr 17 in 6-0 win vs. heat.  It was the last AHL regular season goal  scored in the AHL during the 2015-16 season.

*Plus Player… Ryan Carpenter registered an AHL  season high +5 in San Jose’s 7-6OTW vs. Bakersfield on Dec 5.  Carpenter  led the Barracuda with a +20 rating this season.

*Monkey of the back…Petter Emanuelsson scored his  first two goals of the season on Dec 5 in the 7-6OTW vs. the Condors.  The  goals broke an 18 game goalless drought to start the season and were his first  since Oct 24, 2014 vs. Syracuse.

*Monkey of Back X2… Nikita Jevpalovs broke a 31  game goalless drought with his 3rd goal of the season on Feb 13 vs.  San Antonio.

*Lots of saves… goaltender Troy Grosenick made 49  saves in the 4-3SOL at Stockton on Nov 21. The 49 saves was a career high for  Troy and the most saves by a goaltender at that point of the season in the AHL.

*50 stops… netminder Aaron Dell made 50 saves in  the 4-2 win over the Ontario Reign on Feb 10 – at the time was the most saves  by an AHL goaltender this season.

*Strange but true… the Barracuda went  1-4-0-1 vs.  the Gulls at the SAP Center and were outscored 8-17 in the process…meanwhile  the Barracuda were 3-2-1-0 vs. the Gulls in San Diego (17 GF, 20 GA).

*Strange again…the Barracuda went 2-4-0-0 vs. the Condors  at the SAP Center but are 3-2-0-1 at the Rabobank Arena vs the Condors this  season.

*Cooling off the Heat… the Barracuda went 9-1-1-1 in 12  games vs. the Stockton Heat this season and held a 56-30 scoring advantage.  (average 4.67 goals scored per game) – the Barracuda went 6-0-0-0 vs. the Heat  at SAP Center this season.

*Hump Day… the Barracuda went 7-2-2-2 on Wednesdays this  season.

*House of Horrors… the Barracuda finished with a 0-4-2-0  record at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA this season. The  Barracuda were outscored 6-14 in six games in Ontario this season,.

*Against the Reign… the Barracuda had a 3-6-3-0 record  against the Reign this season and were outscored 21-28 in the process. – San  Jose went 3-2-1-0 at SAP Center vs. Ontario this season

*All 68 games… Jeremy Langlois, Trevor Parkes,  and Gus Young have played in all 68 games this season for the Barracuda.

*Situations...the Barracuda are….

  • 18-3-4-1  when leading after 20 minutes
  • 20-3-4-0  when leading after 40 minutes
  • 7-1-3-0  when tied after 20 minutes
  • 10-1-2-1  when tied after 40 minutes
  • 6-22-1-2  when trailing after 20 minutes
  • 1-22-2-2  when trailing after 40 minutes
  • 16-14-2-1  when outshooting opponents
  • 13-12-6-2  when outshot by opponent
  • 21-8-2-1  when scoring a power play goal
  • 12-16-5-1  when allowing a power play goal
  • 13-10-8-3  in one goal games
  • 11-10-2-0  in 1st game of a back-to-back
  • 8-12-3-0  in 2nd game of a back-to-back

*Other Barracuda 1sts…

  • Micheal Haley scored the first goal in  franchise history at 19:47 of the first period vs. Rockford on Oct 9.  The  goal was a power play goal scored on Michael Leighton and assisted by Nikita  Jevpalovs and Scott Timmins
  • Frazer McLaren picked up the first  fighting major in Barracuda history with a 2nd period scrap vs. Mike  Liambas on Oct 9.
  • The San Jose Barracuda picked up their  first win in franchise history in a 4-1 victory over the Heat in Stockton on  Oct 15.
  • Scott Timmins scored the first  shorthanded goal in franchise history on Oct 21 vs. San Diego.
  • Mirco Mueller became the first defenseman  to score a goal for the Barracuda in the 4-2 win vs. Ontario on Nov 1.
  • Barclay Goodrow recorded the first hat  trick in team history in the Barracuda’s 7-6OTW on Dec 5.
  • Barclay Goodrow scored the 1st  overtime game winner in franchise history at 23 seconds of overtime in 7-6 win  over Condors on Dec 5.
  • The Barracuda dropped their first  overtime game 2-1 in Ontario on Dec 13.
  • Aaron Dell picked up 1st  Barracuda shutout in 5-0 win vs. San Antonio on Feb 13.
  • Aaron Dell picked up the 1st  road shutout in 3-0 win at Texas on Apr 8.

*Road Warriors… the Barracuda went 13-13-6-2 on the road  this season and finished up on a seven game road trip (3-2-0-2) with a 3-1 win  in Charlotte on Nov 25.

*Suspensions…San Jose Barracuda defenseman Karl  Stollery was suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of an elbowing  incident in a game vs. San Diego on Oct. 21. Stollery was suspended under the  provisions of AHL Rule 28.1 (supplementary discipline). Karl missed San Jose’s  game on Oct. 23 vs. San Diego.

*Pro Debuts:  Patrick McNally and Nikita  Jevpalovs each made their professional debuts for the Barracuda on Oct 9….Adam  Helewka made his professional debut Oct 15 at Stockton…. Mike Brodzinski and Jon Martin made their pro debuts on March 26 vs. San Diego…. Alex  Schoenborn made his pro debut on April 1 at Bakersfield.

*AHL Debut… Alex Gallant played his 1st  AHL game on Nov 13 at San Diego and picked up his first AHL fighting major vs.  Curt Gogol on Dec 13 at Ontario.

*Always remember your first… Nikita Jevpalovs scored  his first professional goal in the Barracuda’s 4-1 win in Stockton on Oct 15… Joakim  Ryan and Julius Bergman each scored their first pro goals in the  Barracuda’s 5-4 win vs. Texas on Nov 28…. Patrick McNally scored his 1st  pro goal Feb 13 vs. San Antonio…Alex Gallant scored his 1st  AHL goal on Apr 17 vs. Stockton.

*First AHL goals…Danny Doremus scored his first AHL  goal and grabbed his first AHL assist in 7-6OTW vs. Condors.

*Nikolay Goldobin became the first SJ Barracuda  player to receive an NHL recall on Oct 15 and scored his 1st NHL  goal in his 2nd NHL game in the Sharks 6-3 loss at the NY Islanders  on Oct 17.

*OT penalty shot… goaltender Troy Grosenick stopped  Gulls defenseman Brandon Montour at 1:05 of the overtime period in the  Barracuda’s 4-3 shootout win at San Diego on Nov 13.

*2 Penalty Shots, 1 period…referee Garrett Rank awarded two  penalty shots in the 1st period of the Barracuda’s 3-2 loss to the  Stars on Nov 29. Troy Grosenick stopped Curtis MacKenzie at 10:52 while John  Muse stopped Jeremy Langlois at 14:53.

*Score first… the Barracuda scored FIRST 34 times in 68  games this season (20-6-7-1). – Carpenter 3, Haley 2, Lerg 5, McCarthy 3, Langlois 3, Hanson 1, Parkes 4, Stollery   2, Goldobin 3, Cundari 1, Smith 1, Goodrow 3, Jevpalovs 1, Emanuelsson 2)

*2nd period success…the Barracuda outscored  their opponents 67-55 (+12) in the second period this season.

*OK in 3rd… San Jose was +5 in the third  period with a 62-57 scoring edge.

*1st period troubles… San Jose was  outscored 62-70 (-8) in the first period this season.

*Breaking down the roster…. The Barracuda opening roster  features nine Americans, nine Canadians, three Swedes, one Russian, one Swiss,  and one Latvian.

*Oldest/Youngest… Raffi Torres is the oldest player  on the Barracuda roster (born Oct 8, 1981) while Julius Bergman is the  youngest (born Nov 2, 1995).

*Bros… Alex Gallant’s older brother Brett plays for  the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL…. Michael Brodzinski’s older brother  Jonny plays for the Ontario Reign.

*The Barracuda added two new players to the roster in  late March as Jon Martin (#71) and Mike Brodzinski (#75) each  made their professional debuts for the Barracuda on March 26.   Jon  Martin signed an entry level contract with the San Jose Sharks on March 2.  Martin, 20, led the Swift Current Broncos with 69 points (38 goals, 31 assists)  and posted 74 penalty minutes (two fighting majors) in 66 games in the Western  Hockey League (WHL) this season. He ranked 9th in the league in goals and was  named the WHL's Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 18. He has posted  career highs in goals, assists and points this season as Swift Current's  captain.   Mike Brodzinski signed an ATO with the San Jose  Barracuda on 3/26 after playing three seasons with the U. of Minnesota.  Brodzinski, 20, finished his junior season ranking 1st among University of  Minnesota defensemen in points (21), goals (8) and assists (8) in 37 games. His  11 power-play points ranked 1st on the team, and he set a career highs in  goals, assists, points, penalty minutes and games played, while being named to  the Big Ten Second All-Star Team this season. Other accolades in his third year  with Minnesota include being named the Big Ten Second Star of the Week (Oct.  27), being named to the Mariucci Classic All-Tournament Team, becoming the  first Big Ten defenseman to tally a hat trick (Jan. 23), and became just the  second defenseman in league history to be named the first star of the week  (Jan. 26).

*High scorer in the Q… rookie Nikita Jevpalovs recorded  100 points (49-51-100) in 64 games for Blainville-Boisbriand in the QMJHL last  season. The 21-year-old from Riga, Latvia had 14 points (5-9-14) in 60 games  for the Barracuda and six points (1-5-6) in five games for the Allen Americans.

*The Sherriff… Frazer McLaren re-signed in the  off-season with the SJ Sharks organization after spending the last 2+ seasons  in the Toronto organization. McLaren holds the Worcester Sharks franchise  record with 577 penalty minutes and had 23 penalty minutes in 14 games for the  Barracuda.

*J-Mac… John McCarthy led the Worcester Sharks in  points (151) and goals (63) and was tied in the franchise lead in games played  (277).  McCarthy also served as the Worcester Sharks captain in 2012-13  and was the Worcester Sharks MVP in 2011-12. McCarthy was (16-29-45) in 67  games with the Barracuda and (0-0-0) in one game with the SJ Sharks.

*Career High… forward Trevor Parkes set a career AHL  high in points this season.  Parkes had 41 points (18-23-41) in 68 games  for the Barracuda surpassing his previous high of 9 points in 2012-13, 2013-14,  and 2014-15.

*No sophomore slump… 2nd year pro Ryan Carpenter  surpassed his point totals from last season (74gp, 12-22-34pts).  Carpy  had 55 points (18-37-55) in 66 games this season for the Barracuda.

*Young Guns… the Barracuda dressed 17 AHL rookies already  this season. (Joakim Ryan, Adam Helewka Patrick McNally, Nikita Jevpalovs,  Vinny Arseneau, Nikolay Goldobin, Chris Crane, Julius Bergman, Alex  Gallant, Danny Doremus, Mike Aviani, Rick Pinkston, Joel Rumpel, Mike Brodzinski, Jon Martin, Alex Schoenborn, and Jordan  Simms)
  *I’ll take a draft… 12 San Jose Barracuda players  were drafted by the San Jose Sharks. (McCarthy, McLaren, Helewka, Crane,  Goldobin, Mueller, Ryan, Bergman, Tierney, Brodzinski, Schoenborn, and Boudreau)

  *1st Rounders… the Barracuda had two first round  draft picks dressed on opening night.  Mirco Mueller (18th  in 2013 by SJ) and Nikolay Goldobin (27th in 2014 by SJ).

*1st Rounders score…both Mirco Mueller and Nikolay Goldobin scored their first AHL goals of the season in the  Barracuda’s 4-2 win vs. Ontario on Nov 1.

*Checking in on the 2nd rounder… rookie  defenseman Julius Bergman (London-OHL) had 11 points (3-8-11) in 60  games for the Barracuda.  Bergman, the 46th pick overall by the  Sharks in the 2014 Draft hails from Stockholm, Sweden.

*NHL Experience…. The Barracuda have had 18 players on their  roster with NHL experience led by
  Raffi Torres 635…Breaking down the rest…. Ben  Smith with 181, Frazer McLaren 102, Karl Stollery 12, Bryan  Lerg 8, John McCarthy 88, Micheal Haley  73, Mirco  Mueller 46, Mark Cundari 8, Melker Karlsson 117, Scott  Timmins 24,  Nikolay Goldobin 8, Barclay Goodrow 73, Chris  Tierney 122, Troy Grosenick 2, Dylan DeMelo 44, Alex  Stalock 62, Matt Tennyson 58.

*Five for fighting… The Barracuda had 36 fighting majors  through 68 games this season…. (McLaren 3, Young 5, Arseneau 1, Carpenter 1, Cundari 1, Goodrow 1, Lerg 1, Gallant 13, Haley 4, Hanson 1, McNally 1, Torres 1, Pinkston 1, Stollery 1, Parkes 1           






Aaron Dell (G)

San Jose

DEL Recalled from loan by San    Jose (NHL)


Barclay Goodrow (RW)

San Jose

DEL Recalled from loan by San    Jose (NHL)


Mirco Mueller (D)

San Jose

DEL Recalled from loan by San    Jose (NHL)


Nikita Jevpalovs (RW)

San Jose

DEL Reassigned by San Jose (NHL)    to Allen (ECHL)


Nikolay Goldobin (LW)

San Jose

DEL Recalled from loan by San    Jose (NHL)


Ryan Carpenter (RW)

San Jose

DEL Recalled from loan by San    Jose (NHL)


Kevin Labanc (RW)

San Jose

ADD Signed to ATO


Rourke Chartier (C)

San Jose

ADD Reassigned by San Jose (NHL)    from Kelowna (WHL)

REGULAR SEASON by the numbers...
  Record: 31-26-8-3, 73 points, .537% – 4th in Pacific
  Win percentage: .537% – 8th in West
  Home Record: 18-13-2-1
  Away Record: 13-13-6-2
  Attendance: 150,679 through 34 games this season at SAP  Center – 4,431 average
  Goals Scored: 198, 2.91 goals per game, 11th in  AHL
  Goals Allowed: 193, 2.84 goals against per game, 12th  n AHL
  Shots per game: 29.59 – 20th in AHL
  Shots allowed per game: 30.51 – 14th in AHL
  Score 1st: 20-6-7-1 when scoring first (.706%) –  AHL average .740%
  1 goal games: 13-10-8-3 in one goal games
  PP: 15.4%, 25th in AHL (42-272)
  PK: 82.5%, 17th in AHL (44-250)
  SHG – 7 shorthanded goals scored
  SHGA – 9 shorthanded goals allowed
  PIMS – 12.53 penalty minutes per game, 26th in  AHL
  Fighting Majors:  36
  OT Games – 18 – (4-8 record in OT) 
  SO Games – 6 – (3-3 record in SO)
  Roster Players – the Barracuda used 44 players this season
  Goalies – the Barracuda used 4 goaltenders this season
  Players receiving call-ups to San Jose – 17 (Goldobin, Lerg,  Mueller, Haley, McCarthy, Stollery, Cundari, Karlsson, Demelo, Goodrow,  Carpenter, Smith, Tennyson, Grosenick, Stalock, Tierney, Dell)
  NHL debuts – 3 San Jose Barracuda alumni making their NHL  debuts this season (Goldobin, Demelo, and Carpenter)
  Call-ups to NHL – 54 different call-ups to the San Jose  Sharks this season

Top San Jose Barracuda: REGULAR SEASON

o  Goals Lerg and Goldobin (21)
o Game  Winners Goodrow (4)
o  Assists  Carpenter (37)
o  Points Carpenter (18-37-55)
o Power play Points Carpenter (6-10-16)
o  Shots Lerg  (168)
o  PIM Gallant (122)
o Fighting Pen. Gallant (13)
o  Plus/Minus Carpenter (+20)
o Wins Dell  (17)
o  G.A.A. Dell (2.42)
o Save  % Dell (.922)
o  Shutouts Dell (4)

POST SEASON by the numbers... (rankings through the 1st  round of the playoffs)
  Record: 1-3-0-0
  Home Record: 1-1-0-0
  Away Record: 0-2-0-0
  Attendance: 9,631 through 2 playoff games this season at SAP  Center – 4,815 average
  Goals Scored: 6, 1.50 goals per game, 15th in AHL
  Goals Allowed: 11, 2.75 goals against per game, 9th  n AHL
  Shots per game: 20.00 – 16th in AHL
  Shots allowed per game: 37.75 – 14th in AHL
  Score 1st: 1-0-0-0 when scoring first (1.000%)
  1 goal games: 1-1-0-0 in one goal games
  PP: 00.0%, 15th in AHL (0-9)
  PK: 90.9%, 4th in AHL (1-11)
  SHG – 0 shorthanded goals scored
  SHGA – 0 shorthanded goals allowed
  PIMS – 11.50 penalty minutes per game, 8th in AHL
  Fighting Majors:  1
  OT Games – 0 – (0-0 record in OT) 
  Roster Players – the Barracuda used 26 players this post  season
  Goalies – the Barracuda used 2 goaltenders this season
  Players receiving call-ups to San Jose (during playoffs) – 1  (Tennyson)
Call-ups to NHL – 1 different call-ups to the San Jose  Sharks this post season (not including black aces)

Top San Jose Barracuda: POST SEASON

o  Goals Goldobin (2)
o Game  Winners  Goldobin (1)
o  Assists    Ryan (3)
o  Points Ryan (0-3-3)
o Power play  Points N/A
o  Shots Goldobin  (9)
o  PIM Parkes (19)
o Fighting Pen. Gallant (1)
o  Plus/Minus  Carpenter (+3)
o  Wins   Dell  (1)
o  G.A.A. Dell (2.59)
o Save  % Dell (.932)
o  Shutouts N/A

SJ Sharks:
*The San Jose Sharks currently have 12 players on  their roster that have spent time in the Sharks AHL affiliate (Couture,  Pavelski, Wingels, Braun, Haley, Vlasic, Nieto, Hertl, Tierney, Karlsson,  Tennyson, and DeMelo).

*Black Aces – Aaron Dell, Nikolay Goldobin, Ryan  Carpenter, Mirco Mueller, and Barclay Goodrow.

*The San Jose Sharks finished in 3rd place in the  Pacific Division and 6th place in the Western Conference with 98 points and a  46-30-6 record.  The Sharks clinched a playoff spot on March 28 and  defeated the LA Kings 4-1 in a best of seven Western Conference first round  playoff series. – The Sharks are now tied with the Nashville Predators 2-2 in  the best of seven Western Conference second round playoff series.

San Jose Sharks ROUND 2: (all times are Pacific) – Sharks  advance 4-1

GAME 1 – APR 29 Nashville 2  at San Jose 5 – Sharks lead 1-0
GAME 2 – MAY  1 Nashville 2 at San Jose 3 – Sharks lead 2-0
GAME 3 – MAY 3 San Jose 1 at Nashville 4 – Sharks lead series 2-1
GAME 4 – MAY  5 San Jose3  at Nashville 4 – 3OT – series tied 2-2
GAME 5 – MAY  7 Nashville at San Jose – 7pm Pacific – watch on NBCSN (click HERE to purchase tickets)
GAME 6 – MAY  9 San Jose at Nashville – 6pm Pacific – watch on CNBC
*GAME 7 – MAY  12 Nashville at San Jose – Time  TBD
*if necessary  

Allen Americans: (ECHL affiliate of the San Jose  Sharks and Barracuda)
  The 2015 Kelly Cup Champion Allen Americans finished  41-24-3-4, 89pts this season good for 2nd place in the Central  Division and 4th in the Western Conference.   – The Allen Americans  defeated the Idaho Steelheads 4-3 in the best of seven first round Kelly Cup  playoff series.  Allen now has a 2-1 series lead over the Missouri  Mavericks in Round 2.

Joel Rumpel, Danny Federico, Rick Pinkston, Vincent Arseneau, Chris Crane, and Nikita Jevpalovs are  all under contract by the Barracuda or the Sharks.

ROUND 2 for Allen Americans: (all times are Pacific) –  Allen leads 2-1

GAME  1 FRI  Apr 29 @  Missouri Allen won 2-0
GAME  2 SAT   Apr 30 @  Missouri  Missouri won 5-2
GAME  3 WED May 4 V.  Missouri  Allen won 5-1
GAME  4 FRI May  6 V. Missouri 5:05pm
GAME  5 SUN May 8 V.  Missouri 2:05pm
GAME  6 TUE May 10 @  Missouri  5:05pm
GAME 7 WED May 11 @  Missouri  5:05pm

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