A 6-part series that highlights Joe’s journey from small-town Wisconsin to NHL superstar. Episode 1 highlights Joe falling in love with the game of hockey through family, school, and his high school coach in rural Wisconsin…
This veteran spent the first 13 seasons of his NHL career with the San Jose Sharks, appearing in 963 regular-season games in a Sharks sweater before joining the Stars in 2019. “Throughout his entire career, Joe has displayed an elite level of play that is equally matched by his leadership. There is a reason that he was a team captain in San Jose, and it quickly became apparent when he joined the Stars, just how great of a teammate he is. He is a true family man and reaching this milestone couldn’t be done without the support of his wife Sarah and son Nathan. He has a lot left to accomplish in this game, and we’re thrilled that he’ll do it in a Stars sweater.” – Stars General Manager Jim Nill.
Settled in Wisconsin with his wife and son, Pavelski stick to his roots during the offseason training at the University of Wisconsin, with Badgers strength and conditioning coach Jim Snider. When he’s not spending family time at home, or at UW training, there’s a good chance he’s on the course at Stevens Point Country Club, or somewhere out in nature.
Different sports, same mentality. Pavelski says his favorite aspect of golf is the consistency that it requires, as well as the mental side of the game. He says it’s a nice balance going from a team-oriented sport to the individual dynamic found in golf. When it comes to fishing he explained, “I enjoy the calming aspect that I get from being out on the water and outdoors in general.” Lake Waubesa is a favorite spot for this star.
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