Sharks Announce Additional Hockey Operations Staff

San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Mike Grier introduced as of late further Sharks Hockey Operations Staff.

Dominik Zrim; Director of Salary Cap Management/CBA Compliance

A.J. Bernstein; Coordinator, Hockey Analytics

Martin Uhnak; European Scout, Czechia, Slovakia, Germany, Switzerland

Cody Ward; Assistant Video Coach

Brian Ganz; Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Grier additionally introduced that Stephen DiLustro has been promoted to director of power and conditioning. He in the past spent 4 seasons operating because the Sharks assistant power & conditioning trainer underneath Mike Potenza.

Zrim will oversee the group’s wage cap and problems associated with Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) compliance. In 2015, Zrim based the website online CapPleasant, which tracks NHL group’s transactions, participant contracts and salaries, draft choices and a number of other different items of knowledge in regards to the trade facet of the game. He in the past labored with the Chicago Blackhawks throughout the 2021-22 season because the group’s supervisor of hockey technique, helping the group with cap, contracts, and formulating technique.

Bernstein might be basically tasked with obtaining, inspecting and refining the group’s analytics knowledge. Previously, he labored with Middlebury College as an assistant trainer and director of hockey operations till his commencement in 2021. He has additionally consulted with the Chicago Steel (USHL) and Metropolitan Riveters (NWHL), main each groups’ analytic efforts. Prior to becoming a member of the Sharks, he labored as a technique marketing consultant for Accenture Federal Services.

Uhnak will function a European scout, with number one obligations within the Czech, Slovakian, German and Swiss leagues. Prior to becoming a member of San Jose, Uhnak served 3 seasons within the position of normal supervisor for Philosophers Nitra of the European University Hockey League. As a participant, Uhnak skated in 13 seasons at quite a lot of ranges {of professional} Slovakian hockey and spent 3 seasons within the Federal Hockey League in North America. He represented Slovakia on the 2007-08 Ivan Hlinka Memorial, posting 3 issues with a purpose and two assists in 4 video games.

Ward spent the 2021-22 season as video trainer for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League. The Wolves completed because the League’s best common season group and captured the Calder Cup Championship. Previously, he spent 4 seasons as a coordinator/scholar supervisor for Canisius College Men’s Ice Hockey (Atlantic), the place he earned a point in sports activities control. During the 2014-15 season, he labored as volunteer video coordinator with Adler Mannheim (DEL), who additionally completed because the League’s best common season group, culminating with a DEL Championship.

Ganz returns to the Sharks group after serving because the Barracuda’s power and conditioning coordinator within the 2015-16 season and dealing in quite a lot of roles in power and conditioning underneath Potenza from 2012-14. He will help DiLustro in monitoring participant health, gathering on-ice skating knowledge, and off-ice exercise and regeneration periods throughout the season. Prior to his go back to the group, Ganz spent 3 seasons because the power and conditioning trainer for the Bakersfield Condors within the American Hockey League (AHL).

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