San Jose Barracuda
City: San Jose, California
League: American Hockey League (AHL)
Conference: Western Conference
Division: Pacific Division
Founded: 1996
Operated: 2015–
Home Arena: SAP Center at San Jose
Colors: Teal, orange, black, white
Owner(s): San Jose Sports & Entertainment Enterprises (Hasso Plattner, Governor)
General Manager: Joe Will
Head Coach: Roy Sommer
Affiliates: San Jose Sharks (NHL)
Allen Americans (ECHL)
Franchise history
1996–2001: Kentucky Thoroughblades
2001–2006: Cleveland Barons
2006–2015: Worcester Sharks
2015–: San Jose Barracuda

The San Jose Barracuda is a professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League (AHL) which will begin play for the 2015-16 season. Affiliated with the National Hockey League's San Jose Sharks, the Barracuda will share the SAP Center at San Jose with its parent club.

The Barracuda is a relocation of the former Worcester Sharks AHL franchise, joining several other AHL franchises to form a new AHL Pacific Division in California.


On January 29, 2015, the San Jose Sharks announced that they would be moving their AHL affiliate, the Worcester Sharks, to San Jose as one of five charter member's of the AHL's new Pacific Division. The team will play at the SAP Center at San Jose, being one of two of the current AHL teams to share a home arena with its parent club (along with the Manitoba Moose sharing the MTS Centre with their parent Winnipeg Jets).

On April 1, 2015, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reported that the Sharks had signed a multi-year presenting sponsorship with Barracuda Networks to be the AHL team's presenting sponsor; the team name would be called the San Jose Barracuda and the reported team logo would feature the corporate logo in the background. Neither the Sharks nor Barracuda would comment, however, they stated that an official announcement would come later in the week.[1] The name and logo was confirmed the next day in a joint press release.[2]

Season-by-season recordsEdit


  1. Donato-Weinstein, Nathan (April 1, 2015). Exclusive: Here's the name and logo of the Sharks' minor-league farm team. Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved on April 1, 2015.
  2. Sharks, Barracuda Networks Agree to Revolutionary Multi-Year Presenting Partnership. San Jose Barracuda (April 2, 2015). Retrieved on April 2, 2015.

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