San Jose Sharks long time General Manager, Doug Wilson, has been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Wilson has had a very impressive career as a player and a manager.
According to the Sharks press release, “In 1,024 NHL regular season games with the Chicago Blackhawks and San Jose Sharks, Wilson established himself as one of the most dynamic defensemen to ever play the game. Amongst all-time NHL defensemen, Wilson ranks 12th in goals (237), 15th in points (827) and 18th in assists (590). In addition, he holds the fourth-highest single-season record for goals by a defenseman (39, in 1981-82), is tied for tenth among defensemen for most points-per-game (.81, min. 500 games), and tenth for most career shots (3,296).”
After being a player for many years, “On May 13, 2003, Wilson was named as the Sharks general manager and has strategically built the Sharks into one of the National Hockey League’s elite franchises through strong drafting, shrewd trades and timely free agent signings. Since that time, no NHL team has won more regular season games (710) or accumulated more standings points (1,567) than the Sharks and the team has appeared in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 15 of those 17 seasons, including ten straight (2004-2014). Excluding the lockout shortened season, the Sharks under Wilson have averaged 42.8 wins per season and 94 points per year.”
The 2020 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony date is tentatively scheduled for Mon. Nov. 16 in Toronto, Ontario.