Jasper Weatherby's emotional goodbye to Sharks after 'awesome' opportunity

Weatherby grateful to Sharks for 'really awesome' opportunity originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

When’s the last time that it felt really, really good to be a San Jose Sharks fan?

It probably hasn’t been at any time this year. Sure, Erik Karlsson is having a season for the ages. But a 0-5-0 start – and trading homegrown star Timo Meier – cast a pall on this campaign.

Really, it’s been a depressing four years for Sharks fans, going back to letting Joe Pavelski walk in free agency in the summer of 2019.

But there was, I think, a brief ray of light in these otherwise dark ages.

Let’s go back to Oct. 16, 2021. The Sharks beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on opening night at SAP Center.

Rookies Jasper Weatherby, William Eklund, and Jonathan Dahlen were making their NHL debuts.

Weatherby, straight from the University of North Dakota to San Jose’s second-unit power play, scored his first-ever NHL goal.

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The seventh-overall pick of the most recent Draft, Eklund, notched his first-ever NHL point.

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