Development History
Worcester Sharks NHL Alumni
The Worcester Sharks have been developing players for the NHL’s San Jose Sharks since 2006. 38 players have donned a Worcester sweater before seeing action in San Jose. 17 of these guys are still wearing the teal sweater as they build on their already impressive resumes.
Some of the leagues biggest names have passed through Central Massachusetts. The players that have spent time in Worcester include Stanley Cup Champions, Individual award winners, First Round Draft Picks, and some of the best known personalities in hockey.  
Below is a list of all the Worcester Sharks that have gotten playtime in the NHL and the years they spent in Worcester.

Steve Bernier 2006-07
            (2003 First Round Draft Pick)
Matt Carle 2006-07
            (2006-07 NHL All Rookie Team)
Mathieu Darche 2006-07
Josh Georges 2006-07
*Douglas Murray 2006-07
*Joe Pavelski 2006-07
Tomas Plihal 2007-08
Tom Cavanagh 2006-09
*Thomas Greiss 2006-09
Mike Iggulden 2006-08
Lukas Kasper 2006-09
            (2004 First Round Draft Pick)
Sandis Ozolinsh 2007-08
(1996 Stanley Cup Champion and 1997 Norris Trophy Finalist for NHL’s Best Defenseman, 7 NHL All-Star Game Appearences)
Dimitri Patzold 2006-08
Devin Setoguchi 2007-08
            (2005 Fist Round Draft Pick)
*Marc-Eduard Vlasic 2007-08
            (2006-07 NHL All Rookie Team)
Riley Armstrong 2006-09
Derek Joslin 2006-10
*Jamie McGinn 2006-11
Claude Lemieux 2008-09
            (3-Time Stanley Cup Champion)
Brad Staubitz 2006-09
Ryan Vesce 2008-10
Joe Callahan 2009-10
Kyle McLaren 2008-09
            (1995-96 NHL All Rookie Team)
*Logan Couture 2008-10
(2011 NHL Calder Memorial Trophy Nominee for Rookie of the Year, 2010 NHL All Rookie Team, and 2007 First Round Draft Pick)
*Jason Demers 2008-10
*Benn Ferriero 2009-11
Dwight Helminen 2009-10
*John McCarthy 2009-10
*Frazer McLaren 2007-11
*Torrey Mitchell 2006-10
Steven Zalewski 2007-11
*Justin Braun 2009-11
*Andrew Desjardins 2008-11
*Brandon Mashinter 2009-11
*Mike Moore 2007-11
*Alex Stalock 2009-11
*Tommy Wingels 2010-11
 Jonathan Cheechoo 2010-11
(2005-06 winner of the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy for the NHL’s Top Scorer)

*Currently in the Sharks System

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