MAPLE LEAFS-SHARKS PREGAME NOTES


2021-22 Matchups vs. San Jose: Second of Two
2020-21 Record vs. San Jose: N/A
Toronto Season Record: 14-6-1
Toronto Road Record: 5-3-0
TV: Sportsnet Ontario RADIO: TSN 1050

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
November 23, 2021 Forward Joey Anderson has been loaned the Toronto Marlies (AHL)
November 23, 2021 Forward Kyle Clifford has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies (AHL)

LAST GAME
Score: Toronto 6 at Los Angeles Kings 2
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
TOR Goals: Kerfoot, Engvall, Tavares, Matthews, Spezza, Bunting
LAK Goals: Arvidsson, Durzi
TOR Goaltender: Campbell, 30/32, .938 SV%
LAK Goaltender: Quick, 32/38, .842 SV%
TOR Power Play: 1-for-3
TOR Penalty Kill: 1-for-3

NEXT GAME
Date: Sunday, November 28, 2021
Opponent: at Anaheim Ducks
Broadcast Information: TSN4 (TV), Sportsnet 590 (Radio)

INJURY REPORT
Petr Mrázek (Groin) *On Injured Reserve
Ilya Mikheyev (Thumb) *On Injured Reserve
Man Games Lost: 37

ALL-TIME VS. SAN JOSE SHARKS:
First Matchup between Clubs: November 4, 1991 (Toronto 4 vs. San Jose 1)
All-Time Record: 24-23-5-2 (54 Games)
All-Time Record at Home: 15-10-2-2 (29 Games)
All-Time Record on the Road: 9-13-3-0 (25 Games)
Last Road Win vs. Opponent: November 15, 2018 (Toronto 5 at San Jose 3)
Record in Last Five Games: 3-2-0
Record in Last 10 Games: 4-5-1

ACTIVE LEADERS VS. SAN JOSE SHARKS:
Games Played: Kyle Clifford (49), TJ Brodie (36), Wayne Simmonds (33)
Goals: Wayne Simmonds (10), Auston Matthews (8), John Tavares (8)
Assists: Jason Spezza (15), TJ Brodie (14), John Tavares (12)
Points: John Tavares (20), Jason Spezza (19), Wayne Simmonds (17)
Penalty Minutes: Kyle Clifford (84), Jake Muzzin (31), Wayne Simmonds (30)

2021-22 AVERAGES AND RANKINGS
Points % GF/Game GA/Game PP% PK% SF/G SA/G FO%
Toronto .690 2.71 2.24 23.7% 85.7% 34.0 29.8 55.5%

THE MAN ADVANTAGE IN 2021-22
Power Play: 14/59 (23.7%)
Power Play Goal Leader: 4 – Matthews
Power Play Point Leader: 7 – Matthews (4G, 3A), Nylander (3G, 4A)
2020-21 Power Play: 31/155 (20.0%)

ON THE PK IN 2021-22
Penalty Kill: 48/56 (85.7%)
Shorthanded Goal Leader: 1 – Marner
Shorthanded Point Leader: 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A)
2020-21 Penalty Kill: 113/144 (78.5%)

FAST FACTS
Friday games 3rd of 4 (3 home, 1 road)
Back-to-Backs played 4 of 13
Record in first game of back-to-back 2-2-0
Record in second game of back-to-back 2-2-0
November games 13th of 14 (8 home, 6 road)
RECENT MILESTONES

TJ BRODIE Appeared in his 700th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
JACK CAMPBELL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 16 vs. NSH
JACK CAMPBELL Recorded his 50th career NHL win, Nov. 18 vs. NYR
PIERRE ENGVALL Appeared in his 100th career NHL game, Nov. 2, 2021 vs. VGK
ONDREJ KAŠE Recorded his 100th career NHL point, Nov. 10, 2021 at PHI
AUSTON MATTHEWS
Recorded his 200th career NHL goal on Oct. 25 at CAR. Per NHL Stats,
Matthews required the second-fewest games to reach 200 goals in Maple
Leafs history among players who debuted with the team, trailing only
Charlie Conacher (317 games)
MORGAN RIELLY Recorded his 250th career NHL assist on Oct. 27 at CHI
KIRILL SEMYONOV Made his NHL debut, Nov. 10 at PHI
WAYNE SIMMONDS Skated in his 950th career NHL game on Oct. 16 vs. OTT
JOHN TAVARES Recorded his 200th point with the Maple Leafs on Oct. 18 vs. NYR
JOHN TAVARES Scored his 100th goal with the Maple Leafs, Nov. 13 at BUF

UPCOMING MILESTONES
TJ BRODIE One goal away from 50 career NHL goals
MICHAEL BUNTING Three games away from 50 career NHL games played
TRAVIS DERMOTT Two points away from 50 career NHL points
JUSTIN HOLL Nine points away from 50 career NHL points
ONDREJ KAŠE Two goals away from 50 career NHL goals
DAVID KÄMPF Six assists away from 50 career NHL assists
ALEXANDER KERFOOT One game away from 300 career NHL games played
ILYA MIKHEYEV Seven games away from 100 career NHL games played
JASON SPEZZA Two games away from 1,200 career NHL games played

2021-22 TEAM LEADERS
RECORD BY MONTH
RECORD BY DAY
CATEGORY LEADER CATEGORY LEADER
GOALS 9 – Tavares BLOCKED SHOTS 32 – Holl
ASSISTS 11 – Marner TAKEAWAYS 25 – Marner
POINTS 18 – Tavares (9G, 9A) HITS 49 – Ritchie
POWER PLAY POINTS 7 – Matthews (4G, 3A), Nylander
(3G, 4A)
TOI PER GAME 24:15 – Rielly
SHORTHANDED POINTS 1 – Marner (1G), Muzzin (1A) PP TOI PER GAME 3:09 – Nylander, Marner
PIMs 15 – Simmonds, Ritchie SH TOI PER GAME 2:35 – Muzzin
SHOTS 80 – Matthews WINS 11 – Campbell
FACEOFF% 60.0% – Marner GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE 1.68 – Campbell
SHOT ATTEMPTS% 57.8% – Sandin SAVE PERCENTAGE .943 – Campbell

RECORD BY MONTH


OCTOBER NOVEMBER DECEMBER JANUARY FEBRUARY
HOME 3-1-1 6-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 1-3-0 4-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 4-4-1 10-2-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0
MARCH APRIL
HOME 0-0-0 0-0-0
AWAY 0-0-0 0-0-0
TOTAL 0-0-0 0-0-0

RECORD BY DAY
SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
1-0-0 0-2-1 2-0-0 4-0-0 2-1-

SHARKS

LAST GAME
11/24 – SJS 6 vs OTT 3…Six different players lit the lamp as the Sharks reached a new season high in goals for. Timo Meier (1g, 2a) led all Sharks
skaters with three points. Jake Middleton (1g, 0a) recorded his first NHL career goal. Nick Bonino (1g, 0a) scored in his 700th NHL career game.
SJ Goals: Nieto (1), Hertl (8), Bonino (1), Meier (7), Couture (7), Middleton (1)
SF: 29
SA: 29
SJ PP: 1/5
SJ PK: 4/4
W: Reimer (6)
L: Murray
RECENT SHARKS TRANSACTIONS
11/22 Recalled F Scott Reedy from the San Jose Barracuda; Reassigned F Jeffrey Viel to the San Jose Barracuda
11/20 Recalled F Jeffrey Viel from the San Jose Barracuda
11/19 Activated F Jeffrey Viel off IR; Reassigned F Jeffrey Viel and F Nick Merkley to the San Jose Barracuda
11/12 Reassigned F Sasha Chmelevski, F Joel Kellman, D Artemi Kniazev, F John Leonard, D Ryan Merkley, D Jaycob Megna and
D Nicolas Meloche to the San Jose Barracuda
11/12 Removed F Kevin Labanc, D Erik Karlsson, F Timo Meier, D Jake Middleton, F Matt Nieto, D Radim Simek and D Marc-Edouard
Vlasic from the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol
TONIGHT’S OPPONENT: TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
The San Jose Sharks (10-8-1, 21 points) are facing the Toronto Maple Leafs for the second and final time this season. San Jose won the first game of
the season between the two on Oct. 22 by a score of 5-3 at Scotiabank Arena. Logan Couture (2g 1a) led all skaters in scoring and fired a team-high
six shots on net. All-time, the Sharks are 25-23-5-1 against the Maple Leafs.
UPCOMING MILESTONES
Marc-Edouard Vlasic: 1 game played from 1,100 NHL games played, he could become the 17th active player to reach 1,100 and third Shark to play
1,100 games with the franchise
James Reimer: 4 games played from 400 NHL games played
Timo Meier: 5 goals from 100 NHL goals
Matt Nieto: 8 assists from 100 NHL assists
Logan Couture: 7 points from 600 NHL points
RECENT MILESTONES
Jake Middleton (11/24): First NHL goal
Nick Bonino (11/24): 700th NHL career game
Erik Karlsson (11/22): 800th NHL career game
Scott Reedy (11/22): NHL Debut
Timo Meier (11/13): 200th NHL point (assist)
HALL OF FAMER
General Manager Doug Wilson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 15. Wilson became the sixth player with Sharks roots to be
enshrined, following Igor Larionov (2008), Ed Belfour (2011), Rob Blake (2014), Sergei Makarov (2016) and Teemu Selanne (2017). In 1,024 NHL
games with the Chicago Blackhawks and the Sharks, Wilson recorded 827 career points (237g, 590a), which ranks 15th all-time amongst NHL
defensemen. Wilson was the recipient of the 1982 James Norris Trophy, was named to three NHL All-Star teams and played in seven NHL All-Star
Games. Internationally, he was selected to represent Canada in the 1984 Canada Cup and the Rendez-vous ’87 series. Acquired by the Sharks in 1991,
the blueliner served as the Sharks first captain during his two seasons (1991-1993) with the club as a player.

SUPER MARIO
Mario Ferraro blocked a season-high seven shots and recorded a pair of assists on Nov. 24 against Ottawa. The 23-year-old defenseman has 10 points
(2g, 8a) through the first 19 games of the season, his most through the first 19 games of a season in his career. Ferraro paces all NHL players in
blocked shots (58) and sits 12th among League skaters with 24:53 of ice time per game. In the month of November, he ranks tied-seventh among NHL
defensemen in points (2g, 7a) and eighth in time on ice per game (25:33). The alternate captain played a game-high and career-high 31:12 on Nov. 6
against New Jersey and is one of eight League skaters to play 30 or more minutes in a game this season.
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT
San Jose recorded a season-high 40 hits on Nov. 20 against Washington. This marked the 22nd time that the franchise had tallied 40 or more hits in a
game and the first time that the team recorded 40 or more hits since Oct. 2, 2019 at Vegas (also 40 hits). Rudolfs Balcers (six) and Radim Simek (five)
both tied career-highs for hits in the game. Jacob Middleton recorded a new career high for hits in a period and hits in a game with four hits in the first
period of the Sharks Nov. 22 game against Carolina.
SUBLIME REIM
James Reimer is sixth in save percentage (.936) and seventh in goals-against-average (2.04) among NHL goaltenders with five or more games played.
Reimer has helped the Sharks earn points in seven of his ten starts and earned the win in the Sharks Nov. 22 game against Carolina (22 saves) and
Nov. 24 game against Ottawa (26 saves). No goaltender in franchise history with five or more games played has posted a better save percentage (.950)
or goals-against-average (1.54) through the first ten games of a season. Reimer’s .936 save percentage and 1.86 goals-against-average in 19 regular
season games in a Sharks uniform leads all franchise goaltenders with more than ten games played.
TIMO TIME ALL THE TIME
Timo Meier has recorded at least one point in eleven of the fourteen games he has played in this year. This season, he is averaging career-bests in
points per game (1.29), time on ice per game (18:02), shots per game (4.21) and blocked shots per 60 minutes (2.85). Meier has recorded the gamewinning goal in two of the Sharks last three wins. The winger tallied three points (1g, 2a), three hits, two blocked shots and two takeaways in San Jose’s
6-3 win over Ottawa on Nov. 24.
KILLER EFFORT
Since Bob Boughner took over coaching duties on Dec. 11, 2019, San Jose has manned the sixth ranked penalty kill (82.5%) in the league and
are tied-eighth with ten short-handed goals in that span. This season, the Sharks currently rank second in the NHL on the penalty kill (48-for-54, 88.9%)
and are first in short-handed goal differential (minus-four).
ROOKIE CONTRIBUTIONS
Scott Reedy made his NHL debut on Nov. 22 to become the league-leading seventh club skater to make their debut this season (others: Jonathan
Dahlen, William Eklund, Santeri Hatakka, Artemi Kniazev, Ryan Merkley and Jasper Weatherby). San Jose also leads the NHL in number of
rookies to play games (ten) and number of rookie defensemen to play games (five). Entering Nov. 23, Dahlen is second among all League rookies in
goals (seven) and first in game-winning goals (two) and became the third Sharks skater ever to record two or more game-winning goals within their first
ten NHL career games (others: Marco Sturm – 3 GWG, Joe Pavelski – 2 GWG). Weatherby is first among 2021-22 League rookies (min. 100 faceoffs) in
faceoff percentage (50.3%).
MODEL OF CONSISTENCY
Since being named the team’s general manager on May 13, 2003, Doug Wilson has strategically built the San Jose Sharks into one of the NHL’s top
franchises through strong drafting, shrewd trades and timely free agent signings. In his 19 seasons in charge of the Sharks hockey department, Wilson
has guided the team to its most successful era since the franchise’s inception, capturing a Presidents’ Trophy (2009), five Pacific Division titles,
advancing to the Western Conference Final on five occasions (2004, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2019) and appearing in the Stanley Cup Final (2016). In his
tenure as general manager, no other franchise has more wins than the Sharks (741):

RANK TEAM GP W L OT PTS PTS%
1 SAN JOSE 1441 741 445 155 1,637 61.0%
2 Boston 1,338 728 431 179 1,635 61.1%
3 Pittsburgh 1,340 736 460 144 1,616 60.3%
4 Washington 1,341 721 453 164 1,612 60.1%
5 Nashville 1,340 717 465 158 1,592 59.4%

BONINO BACK HOME
On Oct. 16, Sharks forward Nick Bonino became the fifth player in league history to play more than 500 career regular-season games before playing
their first game for the club that originally drafted them. Bonino was drafted by the Sharks in the sixth round (173rd overall) in 2007 but was traded to the
Anaheim Ducks on March 4, 2009.
On Nov. 24, Bonino scored his first goal for the Sharks and joined seven other players who had played 500 or more career regular-season games before
scoring their first goal for the club that originally drafted them.
HOW THE SHARKS WERE BUILT
NHL Entry Draft (10): Vlasic, Couture, Hertl, Labanc, Meier, Gregor, Ferraro, Reedy, Weatherby, Hatakka
Free Agents (6): Simek, Middleton, Nieto, Bonino, Reimer, Cogliano
Acquired via Trade (5): Burns, Karlsson, Dahlen, Barabanov, Hill
Acquired via Waivers (2): Balcers, Gadjovich
FUTURE FISH REPORT
PROSPECT OF THE WEEK (11/24)…Benjamin Gaudreau recorded his first OHL career shutout with a 26 save performance on Nov. 21. Sarnia has
recorded points in five-straight games (4-0-1) with Gaudreau between the pipes and the netminder has a .943 save percentage in that span. Gaudreau
was named OHL Goaltender of the Week on Nov. 22.
FISH IN FORM
Brandon Coe is riding a nine game point streak (5g, 15a) in the month of November and sits first in OHL scoring with 36 points (11g, 25a) in 19 games.
The forward has posted multi-point games in each of his last five appearances and was named OHL Player of the Week on Nov. 22.

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