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Ranking the top 10 San Jose Sharks players of all time

Honorable mention

Doug Wilson, D (1991-93)

Wilson only spent two years in San Jose, but he was the first captain in franchise history. He finished with 48 points (12 goals and 36 assists). Wilson served as the Sharks’ general manager from 2003-22. 

San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson.
San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer and general manager Doug Wilson answer questions during media day a day prior to game one of the 2016 Stanley Cup Final at the CONSOL Energy Center. (Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports via Imagn Sports Contetn Services, LLC)

Erik Karlsson, D (2018-present)

Karlsson was traded to San Jose before the start of the 2018-19 season. He’s recorded 184 points (39 goals and 145 assists) for the Sharks since then. He also became the highest-paid defenseman in NHL history after signing an eight-year, $92 million deal in 2019.

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson.
San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) controls the puck during the first period against the Los Angeles Kings at SAP Center at San Jose. (Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports via Imagn Sports Content Services, LLC)
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