Sharks defeat Los Angeles Kings

A pre-game power outage at SAP Center left the San Jose faithful sitting in the dark as they waited for Thursday's Game 1 to start.

NHL: San Jose 7, Philadelphia 3

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Joe Pavelski notched a hat trick to highlight a potent San Jose offensive assault that carried the Sharks over Philadelphia 7-3 Thursday.

NHL fines Sharks $100,000 for general manager's comments

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- The San Jose Sharks have been fined $100,000 for comments made by General Manager Doug Wilson, the NHL announced Saturday.

Sharks critical of NHL for suspension of Torres

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 17 (UPI) -- San Jose General Manager Doug Wilson Friday criticized the NHL for its suspension of Raffi Torres for the rest of the team's playoff series with Los Angeles.

Torres suspended for conference semifinals

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League Thursday announced San Jose forward Raffi Torres will be banned for the rest of the West semifinals for a hit he made Tuesday.

NHL: San Jose 3, Vancouver 2 (OT)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 4 (UPI) -- Raffi Torres scored 5:31 into overtime Friday, giving San Jose a 3-2 win over Vancouver that put the Sharks in control of their playoff series.

NHL: San Jose 3, Dallas 2

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 24 (UPI) -- Two quick third-period goals Tuesday put the San Jose Sharks into the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-2 victory over the visiting Dallas Stars.

NHL: San Jose 6, Minnesota 1

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 19 (UPI) -- Martin Havlat and Logan Couture both had two goals in a San Jose onslaught Thursday that brought the Sharks a 6-1 win over Minnesota.

NHL: San Jose 3, Los Angeles 2 (SO)

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Raffi Torres scored the deciding shootout goal in San Jose's 3-2 victory over the visiting Los Angeles Kings Tuesday.

NHL: Phoenix 5, Los Angeles 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., March 13 (UPI) -- Mikkel Boedker scored two goals Tuesday to lead the Phoenix Coyotes to a 5-2 win over the visiting Los Angeles Kings.

NHL: Calgary 5, Phoenix 4

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross each scored a late goal Sunday, rallying the Calgary Flames over Phoenix 5-4.

Vancouver's Hansen suspended one game

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Vancouver Canucks forward Jannik Hansen Wednesday drew a one-game suspension for delivering a hit to the head of Chicago's Marian Hossa.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Calgary 0

GLENDALE, Ariz., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Mike Smith notched a 30-save shutout Monday and the Phoenix Coyotes continued their recent roll with a 4-0 blanking of Calgary.

Coyotes' Torres suspended 25 games by NHL

NEW YORK, April 21 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League Saturday levied a 25-game suspension against Phoenix forward Raffi Torres for a crushing hit on Chicago's Marian Hossa.

Coyotes' Raffi Torres suspended indefinitely

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- The NHL suspended Phoenix forward Raffi Torres indefinitely Wednesday for his hit on Chicago's Marian Hossa in Game 3 of their playoff series.
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Raffi Torres
Edmonton Oilers Raffi Torres stretches while watching the Colorado Avalanche warm up at Pepsi Center in Denver November 14, 2005. Edmonton beat Colorado 5-2. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Raphael "Raffi" Torres (born October 8, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the New York Islanders fifth overall in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. He has additionally played in the NHL for the Edmonton Oilers, Columbus Blue Jackets, and the Buffalo Sabres. Torres is known as a physical, forechecking forward with offensive capabilities.

Torres was drafted out of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), where he played three seasons with the Brampton Battalion. He was a two-time OHL Second Team All-Star during his junior career. Beginning in 2001–02, he turned professional with the Islanders' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. He spent the better part of two seasons in the AHL before the Islanders traded him to the Oilers in 2003. He played five seasons in Edmonton, becoming a full-time NHL player with the club. He recorded career numbers as an Oiler in 2005–06, while also helping them to the Stanley Cup Finals that year. In the 2008 off-season, he was dealt to the Blue Jackets, where he played the better part of two seasons. After a brief stint with the Sabres in 2009–10, he signed with the Canucks. Internationally, he represented Canada at the 2001 World Junior Championships, winning a bronze medal.

Torres played major junior with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), beginning in 1998–99. He scored at a point-per-game pace in his rookie season with 35 goals and 62 points, second in team-scoring to Jason Spezza. Improving to a team-leading 43 goals and 91 points in his second junior season, he finished seventh in league scoring and was named to the OHL Second All-Star Team. Qualifying for the playoffs, the Battalion were eliminated in the first round. Torres added seven points in the six-game series.

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