- Editor's note: Sheng Peng will be a regular contributor to NBC Sports California's Sharks coverage for the 2021-22 season. You can read more of his coverage on San Jose Hockey Now, listen to him on the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast, and follow him on Twitter at @Sheng_Peng.
Nick Bonino, you’ve got a friend in Andrew Cogliano.
The 34-year-old Cogliano went to bat today for Bonino, who he grew up with on some very strong Anaheim Ducks squads from 2011 to 2014. Bonino is currently mired in an 18-game pointless slump.
“When I shoot, it doesn’t go in. When I pass to someone, it doesn’t go in. No bounces, nothing,” the five-time 15-goal scorer Bonino lamented on Nov. 11.
Almost two weeks later, Bonino is still searching to make the scoresheet.
Count Cogliano as a San Jose Sharks player who isn’t worried.