Dec 3, 2011; San Jose, CA, USA; NHL linesman Thor Nelson (80) drops the puck to San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture (39) and Florida Panthers center Shawn Matthias (18) on a face off during the first period at HP Pavilion. Florida defeated San Jose 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Sharks Original Owner Passes Away


The Rat Trick wants to express deepest heartfelt condolences as San Jose Sharks’ original owner, George Gund III died of cancer yesterday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the organization, family, friends, and acquaintances.

Gund, along with his brother, Gordon, relinquished ownership of the Minnesota North Stars in 1990 in exchange for the rights to an expansion team in the San Francisco Bay area.  The Sharks played their first game in October 1991.

The Sharks have announced players will wear a helmet decal and jersey patch with the initials GG III this season.

More information on the franchises history can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose_Sharks