In 2018-19, S.J. Sharkie enters his 28th year as the Sharks
A consistent and familiar presence at every Sharks home
game, Sharkie has the enviable task of entertaining a sold out
crowd in San Jose night in and night out, performing a variety of
humorous, exciting, death-defying and unique stunts and acts.
Sharkie’s nightly performances range from rappelling from SAP
Center at San Jose’s rafters to speeding across the ice on his
four-wheel, all-terrain vehicle.
Since his NHL debut in January 1992, Sharkie has become one
of the most recognized mascots in the universe. He’s a highly
respected figure both inside and outside of SAP Center and
throughout the hockey community.
This lovable mascot makes more than 450 public appearances
each year, and causes a splash at any event. During the 2017-18
season, Sharkie’s events ranged from birthday parties to flower
deliveries, bar mitzvahs to weddings, corporate events and
charity fundraisers. In the past, he has escorted a high school
student to her senior prom and acted as the ring bearer at a
wedding ceremony. Aptly coined as “The Hardest Working Fish
in Sports,” Sharkie has been selected to represent the team at the
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NHL All-Star Game an amazing 19 times (as of 2017) and assisted
in dropping the ceremonial first puck at the 1997 All-Star Game
in San Jose.
In 2012, the Cartoon Network selected him as the “Most
Awesome Mascot” in all of sports at their Hall Of Game awards
show, the first hockey mascot to win the award.
Sharkie serves as the face of several Sharks community
initiatives, including Reading Is Cool, Sharks and Parks, Little
Sharks and the FINatical Kids club. Besides his countless public
appearances, Sharkie is involved with numerous Bay Area
charities, and spends countless hours on behalf of the Sharks
Foundation by lending a “fin” to their programs, fundraisers,
meetings and projects throughout the year (sharksfoundation.
Sharkie’s popularity has “spawned” his very own merchandise
line and website, the first website ever devoted solely to a
professional mascot (sjsharkie.com). You can follow Sharkie on
his very own social network pages as well (Twitter: @sjsharkie,
Facebook: sjsharkie, Instagram: @officialsjsharkie, and Snapchat:
For more information on the fun loving fish, his appearance
descriptions and opportunities for in-game events, please visit