Brad Staubitz: High Potential, Low IQ For San Jose Sharks’ Fourth Liner

November 6th, 2009 by Nick Burger Leave a reply »
Brad Staubitz provides some things the San Jose Sharks have lacked in years past: Energy, physicality, intensity, and occasional scoring from the fourth line.

If only this man had half the brainpower of a tooth pick, he would be the perfect bottom-six forward.

Unfortunately this is not the case...yet.

25-year-old enforcer Brad Stubitz was born in Edmonton, Alberta.

He is 6 foot 1, 215 pounds, and he knows how to use every inch and pound he has.

Staubitz had been in the minors for most of his young career, working his way up to the show. A converted defenseman, Staubitz was called up from the San Jose Sharks' AHL affiliate, Worcester Sharks in the middle of the 2008-09 season.

He played in 35 games, tallying one goal, two assists, and piled up 76 penalty minutes.

His first NHL goal came in his hometown against the Edmonton Oilers.

Since Staubitz's days with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the OHL in 2001, all the way to his current tenure with the Sharks, Staubitz has sat in the penalty box for 1,406 minutes.

This has all occured in 514 games since 2001.

Sinc ...

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