Season Notes Ekman wrapped up his second-straight 50-point season in 2005-06. The left winger posted a career-best 36 assists and 57 points in 77 games last year with the Sharks. His 21 goals missed tying his career high by one tally. He finished fourth on the team in scoring and fourth in assists. Ekman added a plus-20 rating, which ranked third on the team.
Ekman, 30, recorded eight assists in two games for the Sharks (Dec. 30, Jan. 5). That tied Kelly Kisios San Jose franchise record for most points in consecutive games, which was set in Dec. 1992 (2+6).
He added two goals and two assists in 11 playoff games for San Jose.