San Jose Sharks CEO Resigns

Wednesday, Sep 1, 2010  |  Updated 1:15 PM PDT
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SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 16: An image of Dany Heatley #15 of the San Jose Sharks is displayed before the Sharks take on the Chicago Blackhawks in Game One of the Western Conference Finals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 16, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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San Jose Sharks CEO Greg Jamison is stepping down from his job running the day-to-day operations of the club.
     
The team announced Wednesday that Jamison's last day as CEO will be Oct. 1. A search for a replacement will begin soon. Jamison will remain part of the ownership and will be the team's representative on the NHL's Board of Governors.

"I have immensely enjoyed running this franchise and wish to thank the ownership group for their support and cooperation," Jamison said in a press release.  "Our team, both on and off the ice, is set up for success moving forward, and I look forward to assisting my fellow partners in a more limited role."

The 60-year-old Jamison took over as president of the team in 1996. In 13 seasons, the team has made the playoffs 11 times, made it to the Western Conference final twice and won the Presidents' Trophy in 2009 for the best record in the regular season.

Jamison also hired Doug Wilson as general manager. Wilson has put together a perennial contender, including last year's team that lost to Chicago in the Western Conference final.

"This organization, including the hockey team and HP Pavilion, has become part of the fabric and culture of the downtown core, the city of San Jose, Silicon Valley and beyond," added Jamison.  "We have brought quality entertainment to countless residents of the Bay Area. The organization will continue to strive toward our goal of winning the Stanley Cup for our tremendously loyal fan base.  I can attest that the Sharks and SVS&E remain in the capable hands of an extremely talented, dedicated and experienced staff."

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