Marc-Edouard Vlasic is a Canadian defenseman who plays professionally for the NHL's San Jose Sharks. He is known as a fundamentally sound defender.
- Has been a regular on the San Jose Sharks' blue line since he broke into the NHL in 2006-07, appearing in the NHL's postseason in every season he has been in the League.
- Represented Canada at both the 2009 and 2012 World Championships.
- Coached by Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Patrick Roy, he won the top championship in Canadian junior hockey as a member of the Quebec Remparts in 2006.
Things to know:
1. His nickname is "Pickles", in reference to Vlasic Pickles.
2. Was selected 35th overall in the 2005 NHL Draft by the Sharks, with a draft pick that San Jose acquired from Calgary in exchange for Miikka Kiprusoff. Now retired, Kiprusoff was Finland's goalie at the 2010 Olympics.
3. Shares a birthday with painter Vincent van Gogh.