SCOUT AND DEVELOPMENT COACH –
SCOUT AND DEVEOPMENT COACH –
Evgeni Nabokov returns to the Sharks for his fourth
season as goaltending coach and special assignment
scout. In his role with San Jose, Nabokov works with
all of the organization’s goaltending prospects to assist
in the development of their skills and technique.
After an illustrious career, Nabokov retired as a
member of the San Jose Sharks on Feb. 11, 2015.
Nabokov, 41, holds nearly every major San Jose Sharks franchise goaltending
record, including: games played (563), wins (293) and shutouts (50).
Nabokov finished his remarkable career ranked 18th on the NHL’s all-time
wins list (353), 17th in shutouts (59) and 25th in games played by a goaltender
(697). He appeared in 86 career Stanley Cup Playoff games (23rd all-time), and
ranks 26th all-time in postseason wins (42) and T-21st in postseason shutouts (7).
He helped lead the Sharks to two of their three franchise Western Conference
Final appearances (2004, 2010). In 697 career NHL games with San Jose, the
New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning, Nabokov posted a 353-227-29-
71 record, with a 2.44 goals-against average, a .911 save percentage and 59
Originally drafted by San Jose in the ninth round (219th overall) of the 1994
NHL Draft – the 22nd goaltender taken that year – Nabokov leads all goalies
selected in that draft in NHL career wins and shutouts, and ranks second in games
played. He made his NHL debut on Jan. 1, 2000 at Nashville, and in his first NHL
start on Jan. 19, 2000, he dueled future Hall-of-Famer Patrick Roy to a 0-0 tie in
Colorado, making 39 saves.
In 2001, his first full NHL season, Nabokov was the recipient of the Calder
Memorial Trophy as the League’s Rookie of the Year, was named as the goaltender
for the 2000-01 NHL All-Rookie Team and selected to play in the NHL All-Star
“Nabby” was a three-time NHL Player of the Month, a three-time NHL Player of
the Week and a two-time NHL Rookie of the Month. In addition, he was named
the Sharks “Player of the Month” 11 times and Sharks “Player of the Year” twice
Nabokov finished as the runner-up for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s top
goaltender during the 2007-08 season, was named to the 2007-08 NHL First
All-Star Team and was selected to play in the NHL All-Star Game. His 46 wins
that season were the fourth-most in a single-season in NHL history and his 77
appearances was the third-most in NHL history.
On March 10, 2002 in Vancouver, he became just the seventh goaltender (first
of European descent) to score a goal. He was the first NHL goalie to score while
his team was on a power play.
Internationally, the native of Ust-kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan, represented Russia
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One of the most beloved players to ever don a
Sharks sweater, Mike Ricci enters his 11th season
as development coach following one season as an
advisor to San Jose’s hockey operations department.
In this role, Ricci, 47, works with Head Coach Peter
DeBoer and his staff to provide on-ice instruction and
assistance when the team is at home and will also
work closely with Scout Bryan Marchment, working with the Sharks prospects.
Ricci finished his stellar, 16-year National Hockey League career in 2007 after
notching 605 points (243 goals, 362 assists) and 979 penalty minutes in 1,099
games with Philadelphia, Quebec/Colorado, San Jose and Phoenix. He also
added 66 points (23 goals, 43 assists) in 110 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Ricci
won a Stanley Cup with Colorado in 1996.
His 263 points (101 goals, 162 assists) with San Jose ranks 14th on the Sharks
all-time list and his 529 games place him 10th all-time. In 59 Stanley Cup Playoff
games with San Jose, Ricci ranks 10th on the franchise’s all-time list with 33 points
(14 goals, 19 assists).
Ricci was originally selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the first round (fourth
overall) of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft. In June 1992, he was part of the blockbuster
trade between Philadelphia and the Quebec Nordiques that saw the Flyers trade
Ricci, Ron Hextall, Peter Forsberg, Steve Duchesne, Kerry Huffman, Chris Simon,
first round selections in the 1993 and 1994 NHL Entry Drafts and $15 million to
the Nordiques in exchange for Eric Lindros.
Ricci was acquired by the Sharks on Nov. 21, 1997, along with a second-round
selection in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Shean Donovan and a first
round selection in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Dan Darrow enters his fourth season as Video Coach
with the San Jose Sharks. In his role, he is responsible
for all video breakdown for Peter DeBoer’s coaching
Prior to his time in San Jose, Darrow spent four
seasons at UMass Lowell. He joined Lowell in 2012 as
the school’s first-ever Director of Hockey Operations.
Darrow oversaw the day-to-day operations of the
hockey program, while assisting the coaching staff with film breakdown. During his
tenure, UMass Lowell won two Hockey East Playoff Championships, one Hockey
East Regular Season Championship and participated in the Frozen Four.
Prior to joining the River Hawks, Darrow spent four years as a student assistant
with the Michigan State hockey program, breaking down game film for the Spartan
Darrow graduated with a Masters of Business Administration in 2017 from
UMass Lowell and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Michigan
State in 2011.
One of the most feared hitters and intimidating
players in National Hockey League history begins
his 12th season as a scout who also assists in player
development. Based in the Toronto area, his duties
include working with players in San Jose and the team’s
American Hockey League affiliate, as well as scouting
Sharks prospects at the college and Canadian major
junior levels. He also serves as an advisor to the hockey operations department.
Marchment played in 926 NHL games over 17 seasons with Winnipeg, Chicago,
Hartford, Edmonton, Tampa Bay, San Jose, Colorado, Toronto and Calgary and
posted 182 points (40 goals, 142 assists) and 2,307 penalty minutes. In 334
games with San Jose (11th-most among Sharks franchise blueliners and tied for
25th amongst all Sharks players), scored 66 points (15 goals, 53 assists) and 706
penalty minutes (third-most in franchise history). “Mush” was acquired by San Jose
from Tampa Bay on March 24, 1998 and was originally selected by the Winnipeg
Jets in the first round (16th overall) of the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.
on the international stage several times in his career. He served as Russia’s starting
goaltender in the 2006 (1.34 goals-against average) and 2010 Winter Olympics
and also played for Russia in two World Championships (2008, 2011). In the
2008 World Championships, he led Russia to a gold medal, posting a 1.78 goalsagainst
average while being voted to the Media All-Star Team, named Russia’s top
player and voted “Best Goalkeeper” in the tournament. He also was named to
Russia’s roster for the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.
Nabokov also played in his native Russia in 2004-05 with Metallurg and with
SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL in 2010-11.