Joe Pavelski is an American center on the San Jose Sharks.
Pavelski was drafted by San Jose in 2003, but went on to play college hockey at Wisconsin, where he won an NCAA Championship in 2006. Pavelski led the Badgers in points that season. Pavelski joined the Sharks the following season, but was limited by a leg injury. In 2007-08, he played in every game for the Sharks, developing into a solid two-way player and a shootout specialist. He finished the season with 40 points, a number he would eclipse the following season, as he broke the 50 point plateau in 2008-09.