|Assets:||Rarely makes mistakes in the defensive zone. Displays a mature game with the right attitude and is capable of playing in any game situation. Is plenty mobile.|
|Flaws:||The jury is still out on his long-range offensive potential, since he's a bit tentative with the puck (and in the offensive zone). Is not much of a physical presence.|
|Career Potential:||Quality puck-moving, big-minute defenseman.|
|Olympic||Olympic Gold Medal||2014 (Canada)|
|4/04/2013||Fined $8,378.38 by the NHL.|
|7/11/2012||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to a five-year contract extension.|
|2/22/2011||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|2/19/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/02/2010||Missed 1 game (knee injury).|
|3/31/2010||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|3/21/2010||Missed 17 games (lower body injury).|
|1/30/2010||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|8/27/2008||Signed by the San Jose Sharks to a four-year contract extension.|
|1/28/2008||Recalled from Worcester (AHL).|
|1/25/2008||Assigned to Worcester (AHL).|
|1/15/2007||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|1/13/2007||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/02/2006||Signed by the San Jose Sharks.|
|9/12/2005||Returned to his junior team (Quebec-QMJHL).|
|7/30/2005||Drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 2nd round (35th overall) in 2005.|
Marc-Edouard Vlasic gains confidence | 04/20/2014 10:45 AM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic gained a lot of confidence when he played for Canada at the 2014 Olympic Games.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactVlasic was a Steady Eddie for Team Canada as they won the Gold Medal. "Being there with those players, playing with the best and playing against the best players helped," Vlasic said. "Playing in the semifinal and final game, where it's one game and if you lose you have to wait four more years. Just having that experience, being able to bring it here into the playoffs, that's huge. I feel since the Olympics my game has grown, and I have to keep that going here." Vlasic had a goal and an assist in Game 1 and was tied for the team lead with five shots on goal.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic has six SOG, minus-2 | 04/06/2014 1:16 AM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic fired a game-high six shots on goal in the Sharks' 3-0 loss to the Predators on Saturday night.
ImpactOn the flip side, he also finished a minus-two in the loss. Vlasic is a solid blueliner, though he doesn't offer a lot of offensive upside; he has five goals and 24 points this season. Patrick Marleau was on the ice for all three goals against.
Marc-Eduoard Vlasic proving fantasy worth | 03/14/2014 8:01 PM
NewsMarc-Eduoard Vlasic managed just one point in the 14 contests preceding the Olympics, but has notched five points in the eight games since his return from Sochi.
ImpactThe Canadian gold medalist has also posted 14 penalty minutes and a +11 rating in helping the Sharks to a 6-1-1 record since the Olympic break. The 26 year-old is owned in just 35% of Yahoo fantasy leagues.
Marc-Eduoard Vlasic pots assist in SJ loss | 02/28/2014 9:39 PM
NewsMarc-Eduoard Vlasic notched an assist in his return from Sochi during San Jose's 3-1 loss to Buffalo on Friday night.
ImpactVlasic now has four goals and 20 points through 61 games this season.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic draws praise from Babcock | 02/17/2014 7:13 PM
NewsTeam Canada blueliner Marc-Edouard Vlasic is a much better player than people realize, according to coach Mike Babcock.
ImpactWhen asked about the San Jose defender, Babcock responded by saying "I just told somebody this morning that Vlasic is way better than everybody knows. He's a really, really good player. (Drew) Doughty gets to do anything he wants and Vlasic is always in a great spot. He's a good defender, he's become harder." International tournaments such as the Olympics often allow otherwise unheralded players to jump into the spotlight and Vlasic is likely to be one of those players this time around.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic to play his game for CDN | 02/12/2014 1:46 PM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic is projected to get plenty of ice time with Canada at the Winter Olympics.
ImpactHe's been paired with Drew Doughty during practices. "I'll probably be in more of a defensive role, but whatever it is I'll play the way I have been the last four years," he said. "That's why I'm here." Vlasic is an excellent defensive-minded blueliner and he shuts down the opposition's best players in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks.
Sharks change up their defensive pairings | 01/12/2014 10:16 AM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks changed up their defensive pairings on Saturday.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactMarc-Edouard Vlasic, who is heading to the Olympics as a member of Team Canada, played alongside Jason Demers while Brad Stuart and Justin Braun were a unit. Dan Boyle and Scott Hannan were the final pairing. Vlasic has four goals and 17 points this season with a plus-12 rating in 46 games.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic returns in the second | 12/15/2013 10:23 AM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic returned in the second period Saturday after missing the last eight minutes of the first period.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThere was no word as to what the injury was for Vlasic. He has four goals and 13 points in 33 games with a plus-nine rating. He has a shot to play for Canada at the Olympics as well as they are considering him.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic scores on Wednesday | 10/31/2013 8:50 AM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic scored his third goal of the season on Wednesday.
ImpactNot bad for the defenseman who managed to score only three goals and seven points in 48 games last season. He has surpassed that this season with 10 points in 13 games as he has finally shown the offensive game everyone thought he had when he was drafted in 2005 in the second round.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic key in Sharks' success | 10/26/2013 11:04 AM
NewsDefenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic doesn't know if he's doing anything differently but his offense has improved, one of the reasons his coaches think the San Jose Sharks are off to such a hot start.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactIn 10 games, Vlasic has two goals and six assists for eight points. Last season, the 26-year-old had seven points in 48 games. His best numbers came in 2008-09 when he scored 36 points in 82 games. He is well ahead of that pace. In other words, he may not be a bad fantasy acquisition if he's available in your league.
Sharks' Vlasic played through ankle fracture | 05/29/2013 12:42 PM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic had been playing with a hairline fracture in his right foot since Game 4.
ImpactHe told ESPN and TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun that his foot required freezing so that he could continue playing. "But lots of guys in this room were playing hurt, just like the Kings," Vlasic said after Tuesday night's Game 7 loss to Los Angeles. "It's no excuse."
Vlasic, Braun have gotten the job done | 05/23/2013 5:50 PM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic and Justin Braun have done an excellent job shutting down Los Angeles' top line in the Sharks' second-round series.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactAnze Kopitar has managed to produce only one power-play assist in the first four games of the series. In the opening round of the postseason, the duo of Vlasic and Braun held Daniel and Henrik Sedin of the Vancouver Canucks to just one assist each at even strength. "They feel very comfortable playing with each other and they complement each other well," coach Todd McLellan said. "They're both very good skaters with tremendous stamina so when they get caught out there long, they're able to maintain their composure and get the job done." The Kings may shuffle their lines going into Game 5 to avoid the match-up.
Sharks disagree with Vlasic's costly penalty | 05/17/2013 11:30 AM
NewsThe San Jose Sharks disputed Marc-Edouard Vlasic's costly delay of game penalty.
CSN Bay Area
ImpactThe argument is that the puck hit Kings forward Jeff Carter before going into the stands, but the referees disagreed. That gave Los Angeles a 5-on-3 advantage, which they used to score two power-play goals late in the third period of their 4-3 victory. "You go back and look at it, it looks like it changed direction," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. But he also added, "The one thing that I've learned, certainly through this playoffs, is it's not going to do me any good to whine and moan and bitch about the referees. It's not going to get us anywhere. We took some penalties, we needed to kill them, and we move on." It's worth noting that Vlasic's third-period goal might have been the game winner if not for his penalty.
Vlasic goes from hero to goat on Thursday | 05/17/2013 1:21 AM
NewsMark-Edouard Vlasic went from hero to possible goat in the Sharks 4-3 loss on Thursday.
ImpactVlasic scored the go-ahead goal at the 8:56 mark of the third period and it looked like it would hold up to be the winner. But things went bad for Vlasic and the Sharks as he took a delay of game penalty for shooting the puck over the glass with the Sharks already down a man with 2:19 left in the third. The Kings scored twice on the power play to win and take a 2-0 series lead. Brad Stuart scored and added an assist while Patrick Marleau also finding the back of the net.
Vlasic returns to the ice in the third | 05/17/2013 12:26 AM
NewsUpdating an earlier item, Mark-Edouard Vlasic has returned to the ice for the third period.
ImpactJust an FYI.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic leaves game in 2nd period | 05/16/2013 11:46 PM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic was forced to leave the game in the second period when Jeff Carter slammed him into the boards.
ImpactThe incident happened with 4:35 left in the middle stanza. Vlasic was hit dangerously into the boards as Carter received a two minute penalty for charging and Vlasic went to the dressing room. Stay tuned as the Sharks will have trouble on the blueline if Vlasic is unable to return.
Marc-Edouard Vlasic gets fined for slashing | 04/04/2013 5:13 PM
NewsMarc-Edouard Vlasic has been fined $8,378.38 for slashing Minnesota's Dany Heatley Wednesday night.
San Jose Mercury News
ImpactThe San Jose defenseman was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for slashing at 20:00 of the third period. The league ruled that Heatley was not injured as a direct result of the slash, so he avoided suspension. "It was bad, it got nasty at the end," Vlasic said Thursday. "I never want to injure a guy or see a guy injured even if it was in the tussle at the end. Heater's a great player. It's very unfortunate."
|4/11/2014||SJ||Col||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||1||5 times-last:vs. Tor||last:Mar 11||1|
|Assists||2||vs. Phx||Oct 5||1|
|Points||2||vs. Phx||Oct 5||1|
|Penalty Minutes||12||vs. Mtl||Mar 8||15|
|Plus/Minus||5||vs. Tor||Mar 11||2|
|Power Play Goals||0||81 times-last:at Phx||last:Apr 12||0|
|Power Play Points||1||vs. Phx||Oct 5||0|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. NYR||Oct 8||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Oct 27||0|
|Shots||8||vs. Tor||Mar 11||5|
|Games||82||3 times-last: 2011-12 (SJ)|
|Penalty Minutes||42||2008-09 (SJ)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2008-09 (SJ)|
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