Friday, January 15, 2010

Player of the Day: Joe Pavelski

Why Joe will succeed at the Olympics: Won a Wisconsin State Hockey Championship while attending Stevens Point Area Senior High. Won the USHL's Clark Cup in 2004 as part of the Waterloo Blackhawks. Lead the Wisconsin Badgers in points in 2005-06 season, and helped those same Badgers win the NCAA Division 1 National Championship. Joe lead the San Jose Sharks in game winning goals (3) throughout the 2008 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Being a smooth skating, shot blocking, and competent player on both sides of the puck has enabled Joe to play and succeed in all situations, evidenced by his ability to put up more than a point per game until reaching the NHL. During the Vancouver Olympics, expect Joe to fill more of a grinder/defensive forward role, while still being able to fill a spot on the power play if needed.

Below are a couple of Joe's cards that you can pick up through and

2006-07 Beehive #149 - Joe Pavelski RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of

2006-07 Upper Deck #487 - Joe Pavelski RC (Rookie Card) - Courtesy of

2009-10 Upper Deck, #153

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