San Jose Sharks Logo – San Jose Sharks is a professional team of ice hockey in the United States located in San Jose (California). The team plays in the National Hockey League framed in the Pacific Division. Before the Sharks, the area where the house the franchise and had a team in the NHL. The California Golden Seals, who played from 1967 to 1976, moved to Cleveland to merge in 1978 with the Minnesota North Stars. During the 1980 Howard Baldwin, former owner of the Hartford Whalers, led a group that lobbied the NHL to get a new franchise in San Jose (California). After several trade agreements with the owners of the North Stars, San Jose got an expansion franchise in the NHL for the 1991-92 season. The name of the franchise became the San Jose Sharks, referring to the sharks of the Pacific Ocean.
In his first two seasons, the Sharks played at the Cow Palace in Daly City, just outside San Francisco. The team debuted with a negative record of 71 defeats, with a streak of 17 straight losses, and did not work good performances. From 1993 the Sharks moved to San Jose Arena and, under the leadership of Kevin Constantine began to soar making its first playoff qualifiers. The streak lasted until 1996, when they finished in last place in the Pacific Division two seasons.
In 1998 comes the team Darryl Sutter as coach general, and under his leadership to improve its back to the playoffs. His first division championship came in 2001-02, and in the same year sold the team to a group of local investors led by Greg Jamison. The team strengthened again with players from teams like the Canadiens and Boston Bruins, but could not advance in the playoffs Sutter was fired. In 2004 he achieved the division championship. After facing yet another renewal from 2005 with Ron Wilson as coach, the Sharks returned to win division championship in the 2007-08 season. Despite the coaching change by Todd McLellan, San Jose won the Presidents Trophy and retained the division title in 2009.