NHL All-Star: San Jose Sharks
Career Highlights: An NHL All-Star and team captain of the San Jose Sharks, Joe Pavelski led the Sharks to its first ever Stanley Cup Finals in 2016. San Jose eventually lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Pavelski finished as the league leader in playoff goals (14) and third in points (23). A two-time NHL All-Star in 2016 and 2017, this past season, Pavelski scored 66 points (22 goals, 44 assists) and led the Sharks to the Conference Semi-Finals. In 2016, he finished the season fifth in league goals, sixth in points and first in game winning goals (11). A 12-year veteran, Pavelski began his NHL career in 2006 scoring a goal in his first game, and seven goals and 10 points in his first 12 games. In his career, Pavelski has posted 317 goals, 380 assists and boasts a 112 plus/minus. He won a silver medal as a member of the United States hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympics, played on the 2014 USA Olympic Team, and was named the captain of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Pavelski also won the 2006 NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship with the University of Wisconsin.