The San Jose Sharks are a professional ice hockey team based in San Jose, California. They are members of the Pacific Division of the National Hockey League (NHL). The Sharks were founded in 1991 as one of the NHL's expansion teams. Over the years, the team has reached the playoffs several times and has been competitive in many seasons. The Sharks have had some top-tier talent, such as Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau, who have been a part of the team for many years. The team is known for its aggressive play and remains a fearsome presence in the NHL. The Sharks play in the SAP Center, a modern arena that offers an exciting experience for fans. Despite having yet to win a Stanley Cup, the Sharks are considered one of the strongest and most competitive ice hockey franchises in the NHL.