League: Western Conference Pacific Division
Head Coach: David Quinn
Team Mascot: SJ Sharkie
Year Opened: 1993
City / State: San Jose / California
Rivalries & Top Games to Attend
Battle of California
Rival Team: Los Angeles Kings
The Sharks-Kings rivalry began when the Sharks entered the league in 1991. However, it wasn’t until 1995 when the Sharks 4-0 victory effectively eliminated the Kings from playoff contention that things started to heat up. Over the years there have been numerous hotly contested playoff contests between these two with one of the most notable occurring in 2014 when the Kings came back from three games down to defeat the Sharks. There is always a lot at stake when these two teams get together, so make sure to be in attendance.
Sharks vs Ducks
Rival Team: Anaheim Ducks
Similar to the Sharks rivalry with the Kings, their rivalry with the Anaheim Ducks also stems from the proximity of the two teams. The Sharks and Ducks have both played in the Pacific Division throughout their history, and in 2009 the two teams squared off in the playoffs for the first time. Make sure to book your tickets to SAP Center for Sharks-Ducks games if you want to see an intense matchup.