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Which players will make their NHL debut in Sarvamats first game on Jan. 1?

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NEW DELHI: The New Zealand-based Sarvams National Hockey League (NHL) announced Tuesday that the team will be taking on the San Jose Sharks in their first game of the year at 7:30 a.m.

PST on Jan 1, 2018, at the Indian Wells Sports Complex in San Jose, California.

The Sarvamps roster features four skaters who have played in the NHL in their respective seasons and are all-time NHL regulars, and two forwards. 

The game will be televised live on NHL Network, with video coverage from the San Francisco Bay Area Sports Network (SFBay). 

NHL deputy commissioner Mark Tippett said the Sarvamp’s season is just beginning.

“We have a strong group of players who have a lot of experience and have been in the league for a number of years,” Tippetts said in a release.

“These players will have a good opportunity to show off their skills in a game against some of the best competition in the world.

We are confident that this game will bring great excitement to our fans, and we are looking forward to a great night of hockey.”

Sarvams season starts in 2019.

The Sharks are in the final year of their 30-year run in the Western Hockey League. 

They have the most points (1,082) in the AHL, and are one of the two teams to win the Calder Cup in the past decade.

The Sharks, who won the Stanley Cup in 2018, were a part of the NHL expansion franchise, which was the second expansion franchise after the Los Angeles Kings, and the first since the Detroit Red Wings.

San Jose, which is coached by former Sharks GM Doug Wilson, is one of just two teams in the West that do not play a Western Conference opponent this season.

The other is the Anaheim Ducks.

The franchise also has a history of going on a run, as they have posted the third-best record in the Pacific Division and have won the Western Conference’s second-most games (1.92) and won the Presidents’ Trophy.

The franchise has won the Calder Trophy four times.

The San Jose Sarvast have won three straight Pacific Division titles and five of their last six. 

Nolan Patrick will be in his first NHL game as the Sharks’ captain.

Patrick has five points (two goals, two assists) in four career games against the Sharks. 

San Jose has won three of its last four and is undefeated in its past seven games against San Jose.

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