2016 SAN JOSE SHARKS NHL DRAFT SAN JOSE SHARKS NHL DRAFT GUIDE ... The Sharks selected right wing Timo Meier ninth overall last season. ... Calgary in exchange for G Henrik Karlsson

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  • 2016 SAN JOSE SHARKS NHL DRAFT GUIDE

    2016 NHL Draft FIRST NIAGARA CENTER

    Buffalo, NY

    Round 1: Fri., June 24 4 p.m. PT NBC Sports Network

    Rounds 2-7: Sat., June 25 7 a.m. PT NHL Network The San Jose Sharks currently own five draft selections in the 2016 NHL Draft, which begins on Friday, June 24 at

    First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY, and will be televised on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m. PT. Rounds 2-7 will take

    place on Saturday and will be televised on NHL Network at 7 a.m. PT. The Sharks are currently slated to make their first selection in the second round (60th overall). In 2015, San Jose made nine selections, its highest total since 2004 when the draft lasted nine rounds. The Sharks selected right wing Timo Meier ninth overall last season.

    SHARKS DRAFT FACTS

    Going back in time The 2016 NHL Draft returns to Buffalo this year, the site of San Joses first-ever draft selection in franchise history 25 years ago. The Sharks made their first selection in franchise history on June 22, 1991, selecting Spokane forward Pat Falloon second overall. The Sharks also added future franchise icons Ray Whitney (23rd overall, Spokane) and Sandis Ozolinsh (30th overall, Dynamo Riga) in the second round of that same draft. Buffalo also hosted the 1998 NHL Draft, which saw the Sharks select, among others: Brad Stuart (3rd overall, Regina) and Jonathan Cheechoo (29th overall, Belleville).

    Home grown Fourteen players who played for San Jose during the 2015-16 season were originally drafted by the Sharks: Joe Pavelski, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, Tommy Wingels, Tomas Hertl, Matt Nieto, Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Justin Braun, Chris Tierney, Mirco Mueller, Dylan DeMelo, Nikolay Goldobin, Alex Stalock and John McCarthy.

    Quality and quantity San Jose made nine selections in last years draft and eight selections in the 2014 NHL Draft, the most picks they have made in back-to-back drafts since 2004-05, when the Sharks made 18 picks (8 in 2005 and 10 in 2004). The Sharks enter the 2016 NHL Draft with five selections. New territory The Sharks have never selected 60th overall in the NHL Draft in their franchise history. They have made a handful of selections near the 60th position, including Chris Tierney (55th overall in 2012).

    Some notable players drafted 60th overall include: Damon Severson (New Jersey, 2012), Tomas Tatar (Detroit, 2009), Jimmy Hayes (Toronto, 2008), Brandon Dubinsky (NY Rangers, 2004) and Dan Ellis (Dallas, 2000). Former Sharks forward Ray Sheppard was selected 60th overall by Buffalo in 1984.

    SHARKS DRAFT PICKS Round Overall How Acquired 1-SJ 29 Traded to BOS (M. Jones) 2-SJ 60 3-SJ 90 Traded to DAL (B. Dillon) 4-NYR 111 James Sheppard trade 4-SJ 120 Traded to ARI (M. Letunov) 5-SJ 150 6-SJ 180 7-SJ 210

    BOLD = Picks the Sharks own

  • Spreading them out Below is a look at how San Jose has spread its entry draft selections around over the years (does not include Expansion, Dispersal, Supplemental or Waiver Drafts): Origins of the Sharks Draft Picks

    Position Rd. 1 Rd. 2 All

    Defenseman 8 10 63 Center 7 3 45 Right Wing 11 1 44 Left Wing 3 3 32 Goalie 0 0 25 Forward 1 0 2

    Mining overseas 63 of San Joses all-time draft picks, including nine in the first round, were drafted out of Europe or Russia, the highest total among any other location. Origins of the Sharks Draft Picks League Rd. 1 Rd. 2 All

    Europe/Russia 9 6 63 OHL 2 5 33 WHL 9 1 29 Other 2 2 26

    U.S. High School 1 2 25 QMJHL 2 4 20 NCAA 1 1 15

    Early accolades Several of San Joses draft picks from the 2015 NHL Draft enjoyed successful years in their development, including Sharks first round pick Timo Meier. Meier began the season posting 36 points (11g-25a) in 23 games as the captain of Halifax in the QMJHL, before being traded to Rouyn-Noranda. Meier finished the season T-11th in league scoring with 87 points (34g-53a) in a combined 52 games with both teams, helping the Huskies reach the QMJHL playoffs. Meier added 23 points (11g-12a) in 18 playoff games (finishing 6th in scoring), helping the Huskies win the QMJHL Championship and a spot in the Memorial Cup. Meier finished Memorial Cup play T-2nd

    amongst all players in points (8) and goals (5) in five games as the Huskies fell to London in overtime of the championship game. For his efforts, Meier was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team. In addition, the native of Herisau, Switzerland, posted 2g-3a in six games as the captain of Team Switzerland in the 2016 World Jr. Championship.

    Other ways to find talent The Sharks have had solid success finding NHL-caliber players through the NHL Draft. However, over the past few seasons, the Sharks have found a number of key pieces via undrafted (or drafted and un-signed) free agency. Six players, that had not previously appeared in the NHL before joining the Sharks, suited up for San Jose last season, coming to Team Teal via free agency, including: Joonas Donskoi (FA/2015), Melker Karlsson (FA/14), Matt Tennyson (FA/12), and Barclay Goodrow (FA/14). Since the start of the 2015-16 season, the Sharks have added several other undrafted (or drafted and un-signed)

    prospects, including: D Cavan Fitzgerald, F Jon Martin, G Mantas Armalis, F Marcus Sorensen and D Tim Heed. Fashionably late San Jose currently is slated to make its first selection 60th overall in the draft, the second to last pick in the second round. Assuming they dont trade up, this marks the first time the Sharks have not had a first round pick since 2011, when they drafted Matt Nieto 47th overall in the second round. This marks the latest San Jose has been scheduled to make its first selection of the draft since 2008, when the Sharks made their first pick 62nd overall (third round).

    SHARKS DEVELOPMENT CAMP

    The Sharks will hold their annual summer development camp from July 7-12 at Sharks Ice at San Jose. The camp is designed for Sharks prospects and select invitee prospects to work on fundamental skills in a team-oriented environment. The camp will also include the fourth annual Sharks Prospects Summer Scrimmage to be held on Tuesday, July 12, at Sharks Ice at San Jose. More info about both the camp and the prospects scrimmage will be

    announced at a later date. Shaking things up The Sharks have made several trades involving players (in addition to draft picks) on draft day. Below is a list of the draft-day trades the Sharks have completed that include players (note that pick-for-pick trades not involving players have NOT been included; this list also only includes trades completed on actual draft days):

  • 6/27/15 Acquired D Patrick McNally from Vancouver in exchange for a seventh-round selection (210th overall, previously acquired from the NY Islanders) in the 2015 NHL Draft

    Acquired a seventh-round selection (193rd overall, Jake Kupsky) in the 2015 NHL Draft from Dallas in exchange for G Antti Niemi

    6/30/13 Acquired F Tyler Kennedy from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a second round selection (50th overall, later traded to Columbus) in the 2013 NHL Draft

    6/24/11 Acquired D Brent Burns and a second round selection (37th overall, later traded to Tampa Bay for

    Dominic Moore on Feb. 16, 2012) in the 2012 NHL Draft from Minnesota in exchange for RW Devin Setoguchi, C Charlie Coyle and a first round selection (28th overall, C Zack Phillips) in the 2011

    NHL Draft 6/26/10 Acquired a sixth round selection in the 2010 NHL Draft (163rd overall, D Konrad Abeltshauser) from

    Calgary in exchange for G Henrik Karlsson 6/22/07 Acquired a first round selection (13th overall, later traded along with a second-round pick in 2007 and

    a third-round selection in 2008 to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for the 9th overall pick in 2007 Logan Couture) in the 2007 NHL Draft, a second round selection (44th overall, later traded to the St. Louis Blues) and a fourth round selection (98th overall, later traded to Nashville on June 21, 2008) in the 2009 NHL Draft from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for G Vesa Toskala and LW Mark Bell

    6/21/03 Acquired RW Scott Parker from Colorado in exchange for a fifth round selection in the 2003 NHL

    Draft (163rd overall, C Brad Richardson, previously acquired from Colorado in Bryan Marchment

    trade on March 8, 2003)

    6/23/02 Acquired the rights to RW Theoren Fleury from the N.Y. Rangers in exchange for a sixth round (194th overall, C Kim Hirschovits) selection in the 2002 NHL Draft

    6/24/01 Acquired LW Adam Graves, D Rich Pilon and future considerations from the N.Y. Rangers in

    exchange for RW Mikael Samuelsson, D Christian Gosselin and a seventh round selection (226th overall, RW Joey Crabb) in the 2002 NHL Draft

    6/27/98 Acquired the rights to D Gary Suter from Chicago in exchange for a ninth round selection (240th overall, D Andrei Yershov) in the 1998 NHL Draft

    6/21/97 Acquired LW Shawn Burr from Tampa Bay in exchange for a fifth round selection (108th overall, D

    Mark Thompson) in the 1997 NHL Draft

    6/26/93 Re-acquired sixth round selection (132nd overall, C Petri Varis) in the 1993 NHL Draft (previously

    traded to Dallas in June 20, 1992 trade for LW Gaetan Duchesne) in exchange for C Dean Evason

    San Jose Sharks Draft History

    ENTRY DRAFTS

    JUNE 26-27, 2015 SUNRISE, FLORIDA BB&T CENTER

    ROUND OVERALL NAME POSITION 2014-15 CLUB (LEAGUE) COUNTRY OF BIRTH

    1 9 Timo Meier Right Wing Halifax (QMJHL) Switzerland

    2 (from COL) 31 Jeremy Roy Defense Sherbrooke (QMJHL) Canada

    3 (from EDM) 86 Mike Robinson Goaltender Lawrence Academy (HS) United States

    4 (from CGY) 106 Adam Helewka Left Wing Spokane (WHL)