All Under One Reef: San Jose Barracuda’s 2023-2024 season

See what’s to come for San Jose’s AHL team this season.

Danil Gushchin tries to keep the puck in his possession from an opponent.

Danil Gushchin (No. 75) played 61 games, scored 17 goals, and had 20 assists with the Barracuda last season.

Photo via @tituss_23

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Time to book your one-way ticket to Cuda Country.

This Friday, Oct. 13 + Saturday, Oct. 14, San Jose’s top AHL affiliate, the San Jose Barracuda, will take on the Rockford Ice Hogs to kick off the 2023-2024 season — and it will be their first time starting the year at the Tech CU Arena.

Here are some need-to-knows before the puck drops.

🗓️ Season schedule + promotional nights

The Barracuda enter play 4-4-1 all time in season openers and are scheduled to play 36 games at home.

Of course, no season is complete without some festive promotional nights:

  • Opening weekend | Friday, Oct. 13 + Saturday, Oct. 14 | All fans will receive a rally towel and magnet schedule.
  • Tigres Del Mar | Saturday, Oct. 28 | In celebration of Latinx + Hispanic heritage, the Barracuda will transform into Tigres Del Mar and give out special pins.
  • Pucks & Paws | Sunday, Nov. 12 | Claim a sporty pup calendar and logo water bowl.

Check out the full season schedule + snag tickets before they sell out.

🏒 Who to watch

The Barracuda are coming off a two-game sweep of the Bakersfield Condors to wrap up their preseason. Here are a few faces to keep an eye on in the regular season:

  • Shakir Mukhamadullin (Defense, No. 85) — Sharks’ Head Coach David Quinn sees him as a top defensive prospect for the Sharks.
  • Justin Bailey (Right Wing, No. 90) — This newcomer skated 58 games with the Bakersfield Condors, scoring second in team goals (19) and fifth in points (32).
  • Tristen Robins (Center/Right Wing, No. 52) — Known for his short-handed goals + quick maneuvers, Robins earned a spot on the Sharks at the end of last season.

📺 How to watch

All regular + (hopefully) postseason games will be available to stream through the Sharks+SAP Center App (audio-only), AHL TV, and

On nights where Sharks + Barracuda games don’t overlap, you can also catch the action on the Sharks Audio Network.

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