• Pavelski Expected To Be Named Sharks' Next Captain

    News: Joe Pavelski is expected to be named the Sharks' next captain, CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz reports.
    Analysis: Captaincy has been a delicate issue in San Jose over the last year, as former coach Todd McLellan stripped longtime leader Joe Thornton of those honors heading into 2014-15, straining the relationship between the star center and team brass. While Thornton is still around, it's clear that the 31-year-old Joe Pavelski is now the face of the franchise, after ranking fourth in the NHL in goals over the last four seasons with 161. Pavelski figures to pace the Sharks in scoring once again during the upcoming campaign, while taking on more of a leadership role in the locker room.
  • Sharks' Pavelski Hits 70-Point Mark In Finale

    News: Joe Pavelski recorded a power-play assist in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
    Analysis: Though the Sharks' season was a tumultuous one, Joe Pavelski was consistently good throughout, reaching the 70-point mark for the second straight campaign. He also played in every game for the fourth straight year, making him one of the most durable top-flight scorers in the league. Personnel changes may be afoot in San Jose this summer, but Pavelski's team-friendly $6 million cap hit should keep him in the fold as a cornerstone for any rebuilding effort that might take place.
  • Sharks' Pavelski: Six Points In Last Seven Games

    News: Joe Pavelski notched a power-play goal in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over Philadelphia.
    Analysis: It's his 19th power-play goal of the season and 36 overall. The Sharks may be struggling lately, but Little Joe is doing everything he can to carry the team forward. He has six points, including four goals, in his last seven games. Ride him out -- he's one determined dude.
  • Sharks' Pavelski Pots Goal In Loss

    News: Joe Pavelski potted a power-play goal on one of his seven shots in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.
    Analysis: Joe Pavelski continues to stay on a roll, even while his team has been plummeting in the standings, as he's chipped in three goals and two assists in his last five contests. The 30-year-old needs just four points in the final nine games to reach the 70-point plateau for the second consecutive season, and has been as reliable as it gets this year.
  • Pavelski Represents Sharks' Offense In Loss

    News: Joe Pavelski scored both San Jose goals Tuesday in a 5-2 loss to the Jets.
    Analysis: Fun fact: They came against the only other player in the NHL whose last name starts with "Pavel," Ondrej Pavelec. With 34 goals and 64 points in 70 games, Joe Pavelski continues to be one of the brightest spots for a Sharks team that's struggled to find consistency this year.
  • Sharks' Pavelski Continues To Roll

    News: Joe Pavelski put up a goal and an assist in Monday's 4-0 shutout over the visiting Canadiens.
    Analysis: Little Joe just continues to roll, having recorded 59 points in 64 games this season. More impressively, since Jan. 13, he hasn't gone pointless in consecutive games, piling up 22 points -- split evenly between goals and assists -- in 21 games. Joe Pavelski is right in line with last year's 41-goal, 79-point breakout, and will need to continue to score with regularity for the Sharks to have any hope of extending their playoff streak to 11 straight seasons.
  • Pavelski Notches Two Helpers As Sharks Win

    News: Joe Pavelski had two assists -- one on an empty-net goal -- Thursday in a 5-2 win over Dallas.
    Analysis: Sure, Thursday's points were cheap ones -- a secondary helper and the empty-netter -- but they all count, and with 55 points in 60 games this year, Joe Pavelski remains one of fantasy's finest assets. He's been particularly useful of late, with eight points in the last six games.
  • Pavelski Powers Sharks With Hat Trick

    News: Joe Pavelski notched his fourth career hat trick in Friday's win over the Coyotes, tallying two goals at even strength and one on the power play in the 4-2 victory.
    Analysis: Joe Pavelski's second score allowed him to hit 30 goals for the third time in his career, and the second consecutive season. Although one of the goals was an empty-netter and another took a fluky bounce off the skate of the Coyotes' Oliver Ekman-Larsson before finding twine, there's no denying that Pavelski has established himself as one of the game's premier finishers. With two months still left to play, Pavelski has a legitimate chance to match last season's personal bests of 41 goals and 79 points, numbers many felt on draft day that he would struggle to attain again.
  • SJ's Pavelski Assists In OT Loss

    News: Joe Pavelski had an assist, two penalty minutes, and a pair of shots in Wednesday's OT loss to the Capitals.
    Analysis: Joe Pavelski is doing everything you want him to. His 28 goals are sixth in the NHL. Add in his 21 assists and he's not far off of a point-per-game pace. He's also continued to be the best power play scorer in the league with 15 power-play markers on the season.
  • Two Goals, Assist For Sharks' Pavelski

    News: Joe Pavelski sniped two more goals and added an assist in Monday's 5-4 shootout loss to the Oilers.
    Analysis: With six goals and nine points in his last eight games, it's safe to say that the 30-year-old has found his mojo yet again. Despite leading the Sharks in goals with 27, Joe Pavelski hasn't exactly been a puck hog, racking up 19 assists for a point total of 46 in 51 games. Add to that 168 shots, a plus-13 rating and 19 PIM just for good measure, and you have one of the most prolific producers in fantasy.