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Western Pacific Standings

Team W-L-OTL Pts
28-17-6 62
28-15-5 61
29-18-3 61
27-18-4 58
24-17-9 57
20-26-3 43
14-25-11 39
15-29-5 35

2022 Stats

STATS A
Assists
P
Points
+/-
Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
TOI/G
Time On Ice Per Game
PM
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 6 17 -2 14:52 17

Top Nico Sturm News

  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Two-point night in loss

    Sturm had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-3 loss to Columbus.

    Sturm has a modest two-game, three-point (one goal, two assists) streak on the go, but his fantasy contributions are limited. He had just two points (one goal, one assist) in his previous 11 games.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Registers helper in win

    Sturm posted an assist and three shots on goal in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Stars.

    Sturm helped out on Erik Karlsson's go-ahead goal in the third period, which turned out to be the game-winner. With three points over his last nine contests, Sturm isn't making many waves on offense. The 27-year-old forward has 14 points, 67 shots, 52 hits, 27 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating through 38 appearances, mostly while filling a third-line role.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Reaches 10-goal mark

    Sturm scored a goal on three shots in Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Sturm had been limited to one assist over six games since the holiday break before tallying the game-tying goal Tuesday. The 27-year-old is up to the 10-goal mark for the second time in his five-year career. He's been a solid middle-six option for the Sharks, racking up 13 points, 60 shots on net, 48 hits, 13 PIM and a minus-4 rating through 34 contests.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Goal and fight Tuesday

    Sturm scored a goal and added a fighting major in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Flames.

    Both moments came in relatively quick succession. He scored with 5:02 left in the first period and then dropped the mitts with Brett Ritchie just 15 seconds later. Sturm has three goals in his last six games, making the most of his third-line role in the process. The 27-year-old has racked up nine tallies, two assists, 41 shots on net, 40 hits, 11 PIM and a minus-2 rating through 26 contests overall.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Goals in back-to-back outings

    Sturm scored a goal in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Coyotes.

    Sturm's second-period tally held up as the game-winner. It was his second goal in as many contests and his eighth marker of the year. The 27-year-old German has added a pair of assists, 37 shots on net, 33 hits and a minus-1 rating through 23 contests. He'll chip in some supporting offense and a little physicality from his usual third-line role, but it's unlikely he's considered to move into the top six.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Tallies in Friday's win

    Sturm scored a goal on two shots and went plus-2 in Friday's 6-1 win over the Ducks.

    Sturm capped off a run of three Sharks goals in 1:42 during the second period. This was his second game back from an upper-body injury that cost him eight contests. The 27-year-old is back to centering the third line, and he's produced seven goals, two assists, 36 shots on net, 32 hits, 15 blocked shots and a minus-2 rating in 22 outings.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Will return Wednesday

    Sturm (upper body) will rejoin the Sharks for Wednesday's game against Vancouver, per Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now.

    Sturm last played on Nov. 19 because of the injury. He has six goals and eight points in 20 contests in 2022-23. The 27-year-old is projected to serve on the third line with Luke Kunin and Oskar Lindblom.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Won't play Tuesday

    Sturm (upper body) won't play Tuesday against Montreal, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm isn't quite ready to return yet despite making progress. It is unclear at this time if he will be ready to play Wednesday versus Toronto.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Joining road trip

    Sturm (upper body) will travel with the team during its upcoming four-game road trip, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm has missed the last four games so he'll be eligible to return once healthy. There's no guarantee that he'll play during the road trip but the fact that he's making the trip is a good sign. The 27-year-old has eight points in 20 games this season.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Placed on injured reserve

    Sturm (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

    Sturm sat out Monday versus Ottawa and will not be eligible to return until Sunday against Vancouver at the earliest. Sturm has six goals and eight points in 20 games with 33 shots on goal this season.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Won't play Wednesday

    Sturm (upper body) won't play Wednesday versus Seattle, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now reports.

    Sturm was a late scratch for Monday's game against Ottawa. He won't travel with the Sharks to Seattle for Wednesday's contest. Sturm is listed as day-to-day.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Offers assist in win

    Sturm notched an assist, two hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Golden Knights.

    This is the fourth time Sturm's picked up assists in consecutive games, but he's yet to extend any point streak to three games. The 27-year-old helped out on a Luke Kunin goal in the second period. Sturm has six goals, two helpers, 31 shots on net, 27 hits, six PIM and a minus-3 rating through 18 contests. His inconsistent offense and bottom-six role will keep his fantasy value fairly limited.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Nets goal vs. Wild

    Sturm scored a goal in Sunday's 3-2 shootout win against Minnesota.

    Sturm ended his four-game point drought. He has six goals and seven points in 17 contests in 2022-23. The 27-year-old forward finished last season with 20 points in 74 games, but he averaged just 11:54 of ice time. Sturm logged 14:31 Sunday, which is about par for the course for him this season. It wouldn't be surprising if he surpassed his 2021-22 point total thanks to his increased role.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Pockets helper

    Sturm posted an assist and blocked two shots in Tuesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Ducks.

    Sturm was initially credited with the goal, but it was later shown he never tipped an Erik Karlsson shot that went in at 6:41 of the first period. The helper was Sturm's first of the season. The 27-year-old has been an effective net-front presence so far, racking up five goals on 18 shots in 12 contests. He's added 21 hits, eight blocked shots, four PIM and a plus-1 rating to provide some grit down the lineup for the Sharks.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Tips in goal

    Sturm scored a goal on three shots, logged two hits and added two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Golden Knights.

    Sturm is showing a nose for the net early in the year. He redirected a Kevin Labanc shot in for a goal at 5:33 of the second period in this one. Through nine contests, Sturm has four goals, 16 shots on net, 19 hits, four PIM and a plus-2 rating despite playing mainly in a bottom-six role. He can't keep scoring at a 25 percent rate, but he could surpass his career high of 20 points from last season if he stays moderately productive.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Fills empty net

    Sturm scored an empty-net goal on four shots and added four hits in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Flyers.

    Sturm saw a move up the lineup with Nick Bonino (upper body) unavailable. Working on the third line, Sturm put in a solid game and was rewarded with the final tally. The 27-year-old forward has three goals, 13 shots, 17 hits, six blocked shots, a plus-2 rating and two PIM through eight contests this year, though he's often been assigned to the fourth line.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Nets second goal

    Sturm scored a hard-earned goal Tuesday, but the winless Sharks suffered a 5-2 loss to the Islanders.

    Sturm, who notched a goal in his past two outings, is attempting to lead a struggling lineup. Fighting his way through two checks along the wall Tuesday, Sturm centered an incomplete pass and continued working his way behind the net. He gained control of the puck and lifted a backhander under the crossbar for his second goal in two games. Sturm has received 20 or more shifts in two of the Sharks' five losses this season. The 27-year-old center has scored in both.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Opens scoring in loss

    Sturm scored a goal and logged two hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Blackhawks.

    Sturm got his first goal of the year in the first period. The 27-year-old forward was steady in a bottom-six role last year, posting 20 points in 74 games between the Wild and the Avalanche. In addition to his goal, he has two shots, four hits, three blocked shots and a minus-1 rating in four contests for the Sharks. His relative lack of offense means Sturm won't be much of a factor in fantasy.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Ready to play Friday

    Sturm will be in the Sharks lineup Friday for their season opener, Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Nowreports.

    Sturm sat out Tuesday's exhibition match with Eisbaren Berlin with an undisclosed injury but will be ready to go Friday when the Sharks open their season in Prague against the Predators. Sturm had nine goals and 20 points in 74 games last season, playing for the Avalanche and Wild.

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  • Sharks' Nico Sturm: Dealing with undisclosed injury

    Sturm will miss the club's preseason matchup with Eisbaren Berlin on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury, Corey Masisak of The Athletic reports.

    Sturm is still expected to be available for Friday's Global Series matchup with Nashville, though whether he can actually crack the lineup remains in doubt. Even if he does play, the German center is unlikely to offer more than mid-range fantasy value in a bottom-six role.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany
Age: 27
Experience: 4
Shoots: Left