Goaltender Sean Gauthier played three minutes of a game for the San Jose Sharks in 1998-99. A member of the Florida Panthers minor league system, he entered the 2001-02 season tied with Robbie Irons for the fewest career minutes played by an NHL goalkeeper.
The native of Sudbury, Ontario played Junior B with the Oakville Blades in 1987-88 before spending three years with the Kingston Raiders/Frontenacs of the OHL. He was chosen 181st overall by the Winnipeg Jets in 1991 then began a decade-long tenure in the minors. Apart from his brief stint between the pipes for San Jose, Gauthier's highlight was winning 29 games for the ECHL's Pensacola Ice Pilots in 1997-98.