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Sharks Were Named 30 Years Ago Today



Credit: Associated Press

30 years ago today, the Bay Area NHL expansion franchise announced their name — they would be called the Sharks.

On September 6, 1990, the Sharks knew that they’d make their 1991-92 debut at San Francisco’s Cow Palace. But they still hadn’t announced their long-term home: San Jose was the favorite, but Oakland was still under consideration.

“Sharks are relentless, determined, swift, agile, bright, and fearless,” Matt Levine, executive president of team business operations, said then. (“Bay Area NHL franchise gets name with a bite.” Associated Press. September 7, 1990.)

The Sharks logo wouldn’t be revealed until February 1991, but a team signature, spelled in the form of shark teeth, was also unveiled on this day:

Credit: Associated Press

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