It seems like former Sharks keep finding friendly waters in Florida. Bob Boughner and Michael Haley already found their footing in Miami over the summer, after James Reimer headed East in 2016. Jamie McGinn is now there after being traded for another former Shark, Jason Demers. Antti Niemi made a two-week, two-game stop there earlier in the season.
And now another former Sharks goaltender has made a debut with the Panthers. Harri Sateri returned to the NHL when signed by the Panthers last summer. Reimer and starting goaltender Roberto Luongo are both nursing injuries right now, giving Sateri his first real crack at the NHL at 28-years-old.
Sateri was drafted by the Sharks 106 overall in the 2008 draft. He played with the Worcester Sharks from 2011-2014. He was a back up to Thomas Greiss for one game in 2011, but never took the ice for the Sharks. He then left to play for the KHL in 2014.
In seven games with the Panthers, Sateri has posted a .908 save percentage and a 3-3-0 record. Following the injuries to Reimer and Luongo, this week Sateri has gone 3-0-0 with a .946 save percentage, earning wins over the Red Wings, Sabres, and Islanders. The game against New York saw him stop 32 of 33 shots. To top off an impressive week from the rookie netminder, he earned the NHL’s second star of the week.
You can read more about his week below, but first, here’s some Sharks news from around the web:
Sharks' Logan Couture could be missing his Olympic window
The Sharks forward will likely be out of his prime at age 32 if the NHL rejoins the Winter Olympics in 2022.
Balcers Leading the Way In Latest Group of Prospects
The jury is no longer out; moving the San Jose Sharks American Hockey League affiliate from Worcester, Mass. to San Jose in 2015 has been a smashing success for the Sharks player development program.
Trade Candidate: Aaron Dell | Yardbarker.com
With the team attempting to re-tool as their veterans like Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski are aging, the team might want to pick up an asset for Dell before they lose him. The team can ensure they get a veteran back in a deal to fill Dell’s shoes for the remainder of the season.
Brent Burns is the San Jose Sharks most irreplaceable player
Sharks coach Pete DeBoer said that Danny O'Regan put together one of his "better games" as an NHL player after committing an ugly turnover.
Sharks regain identity in win over Hurricanes
The Sharks have surrendered fewer than two regulation goals in three-consecutive games.
And around the league:
Notebook: Sateri's Star on the Rise; Malgin Fitting In
Sateri was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Draft, but had never played a game in the NHL before this season. After spending four seasons in San Jose's minor-league system, he spent three years in the KHL before inking a one-year, two-way contract with the Panthers this summer.
Rick Nash disappointed about being asked to submit a list of teams to which he’d accept a trade | Newsday
Although there was no official word on the 12 teams that Nash listed as possible trade partners, the speculation on Monday centered on four teams that might be fits: the Dallas Stars, the San Jose Sharks, the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues. It is believed that Nash does not want to play for a Canadian team.
NHL's top teams in hunt for moves with trade deadline approaching.
High-scoring defensemen or scoring wingers are coveted
NHL executives rave about Seattle | king5.com
The on-the-record comments came during a series of interviews at the NHL All-Star Game.
Lack of NHL stars means chance at Olympic glory for unknown players
Don’t know who Ryan Zapolski is? You’re not alone. Even the most knowledgeable hockey fan would have trouble identifying the likely starting goaltender for the U.S. men’s team at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
NHL - Which long-suffering fan base is most deserving of a Stanley Cup this spring?
With all due respect to the Maple Leafs -- who will be treated like the Eagles or Cubs of hockey when they finally win another championship -- the Capitals, Blues and Jets can each stake a convincing claim to having the most tortured NHL followers.
NHL - Award Watch update - Hart, Vezina, Norris, Calder, Selke, Adams, Ross, Richard
Since our last edition, the PHWA released its midseason awards winners. Basically, it reaffirmed the chalk favorites for the awards, including some picks we frankly disagree with. Here's the latest insight on all the major races.
Caroline Ouellette becomes CWHL’s all-time leading goal scorer - Eyes On The Prize
She scored the record breaker in Boston.
In one: My four wild days trapped in minor-league hell with the Brampton Beast – The Athletic
This is the story of how I got to be in one. But it's also a story of the players whose lives never leave that state and of a team, and league, few really understand.