It has actually been a lengthy year for Sharks followers as the group labors near the bottom rungs of the NHL positions. New GM Mike Grier is starting to place his mark on the lineup as well as is directing it with a reconstruct towards the future. He has actually started obtaining prospects as well as draft choices as well as quickly has actually constructed some deepness in the pipe as well as expect the future.
The genuine hope will certainly come with this year’s draft lotto as well as draft in Nashville as the Sharks will certainly leave with among this year’s top rewards in among Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Leo Carlsson orMatvei Michkov Any among those gamers can rapidly come to be a franchise business gamer.
Top 10 San Jose Sharks Prospects
1. William Eklund, C/LW– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
Ht/Wt: 5-10/ 181
Drafted: 2021 round one, 7th total by San Jose Sharks.
Since his draft at 7th total in 2021, Eklund has actually been playing professional hockey in either Sweden orNorth America His manufacturing in the SHL went over for a teen with 39 factors in 89 profession video games. Eklund played in 9 NHL video games in his D +1 year prior to being lent back to the SHL however this present period he continued to be in San Jose, playing in the AHL for the Barracuda.
His play has actually been outstanding publishing 41 factors in 52 video games as well as has actually been remembered to the NHL. Eklund is a vibrant offending gamer as well as when the Sharks include an elite skill to have fun with him from the 2023 draft, his numbers will certainly remove.
2. Thomas Bordeleau, C– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
Ht/Wt: 5-10/ 174
Drafted: 2020 rounded 2, 38th total by San Jose Sharks.
Bordeleau had 2 leading periods in the NCAA with the University of Michigan publishing back-to-back periods of a point-per-game manufacturing or far better. In his student period, he bet the U.S.A. WJC group racking up 8 factors in 5 video games prior to wearing for America at theWorld Championship He likewise suit his NHL launching by playing the last 8 normal period video games as well as grabbing 5 factors.
Not intending to hurry a top possibility the Sharks have actually enabled Bordeleau to reduce his pro-level teeth in the AHL where he gets on speed for a strong 47-point period. The Sharks have a brilliant future as well as Bordeleau is a large component of that as he forecasts as a top-six, very first or 2nd line crime driving facility.
3. Alexander Chmelevski, RW/C– Salavat Yulaev (KHL)
Drafted: 2017 round 6, 185th total by San Jose Sharks.
Chmelevski is an interested instance, to state the least. The California indigenous had an outstanding junior profession in the OHL with the Ottawa 67’s as well as was a principal for the Americans winning Silver at the 2019 WJC racking up 7 factors. He played 3 periods divided in between the AHL as well as NHL as well as got on the cusp of splitting the Sharks lineup as a normal.
Then he authorized an agreement in the KHL that will certainly go through 2023-24. It was an unforeseen advancement as well as a frustrating one. In his very first period in the KHL he has 48 factors with 67 video games as well as has actually created at a point-per-game in the playoffs. When his agreement runs out, as well as if he goes back to the Sharks, he can be a top-six offending gamer as they arise from this present reconstruct.
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4. Tristen Robins, RW– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
Drafted: 2020 rounded 2, 56th total by San Jose Sharks.
After an offending outbreak draft year where Robins uploaded 73 factors in 62 video games, his supply as a possibility went to a high mark. The Sharks prepared him in the 2nd round in 2020.
His D +1 year was restricted because of the pandemic however he handled 23 factors in 16 video games, more than a factor per video game. Rather than grad, the Sharks returned him to the WHL for his overaged, 5th period. While hopes were that he would certainly get to the 100-point plateau, his 78 factors in 62 video games was great, however fixed in regards to advancement.
Now as a 21-year-old AHL novice, his manufacturing is occurring as he gets on speed for 37 factors, however his foot rate as well as protective video game are still an operate in development if he is to come to be an NHL gamer.
5. Henry Thrun, LD– Harvard University (NCAA)
Drafted: 2019 rounded 4, 101st total by Anaheim Ducks.
Thrun was gotten by the Sharks just recently for a third-round option. Speculation is that the elderly as well as captain at Harvard, Thrun was not mosting likely to authorize with Anaheim as well as come to be a freelance. The Sharks will certainly have the alternative to authorize Thrun to his ELC adhering to the Harvard period as well as burn a year of his three-year agreement.
Thrun would certainly be among the Sharks top protective prospects as well as have actually a much less blocked roadway to the NHL than inAnaheim Thrun has actually been a pressure in the NCAA with the Crimson as a point-per-game gamer as a defenseman that plays a strong defensive as well as physical video game too. He tasks as a strong center pairing, big-minute having fun protector.
6. Filip Bystedt, C– Linkoping (SHL)
Drafted: 2022 round one, 27th total by San Jose Sharks.
Bystedt came to be even more of a house name after his outbreak efficiency at the 2023 WJC with Sweden, where he racked up 10 factors in 7 video games. The 19-year-old is playing his D +1 year as a full time SHL gamer as well as uploaded 20 factors with 45 video games. His offending outburst at the WJC recommends his offending benefit when he grows as well as pertains to North America can be downplayed.
His dimension is a large benefit at reduced degrees however is low-key rather at the professional degree. His skating is the major advancement requirement however if he can enhance that he can complete a third-line facility duty with dimension, management, as well as offending benefit as well as be an important gamer.
7. Shakir Mukhamadulin, LD– Salavat Yulaev (KHL)
Drafted: 2020 round one, 20th total by New Jersey Devils.
A primary item gotten from New Jersey for Timo Meier is the towering Russian protector. Mukhamadulin is a polarizing possibility. Some consider him a strong possibility, while others are not persuaded he equates to the NHL in all.
His dimension, movement, as well as bomb of a shot are what attract attention in a favorable light. His decision-making sometimes with the puck as well as in the protective area sticks out as obvious advancement requirements. The Devils are flush with blue chip protection prospects as well as can get rid of the imposing enigma. Now it depends on the Sharks advancement as well as mentoring personnel to brighten his video game right into a celebrity NHL defenseman. It’s a wager with an excellent benefit if it functions.
8. Mattias Havelid, RD– Linkoping (SHL)
Ht/Wt: 5-10/ 172
Drafted: 2022 rounded 2, 45th total by San Jose Sharks
The offending defenseman had a solid draft year racking up 10 objectives as well as 9 factors in 29 video games at the J20 degree inSweden Havelid made an impact with precursors at the U18 WJC when he racked up 4 objectives as well as 12 factors in 6 video games with Sweden.
His crime is originated from his shot, it is harmful. His precision, speed, as well as launch are all NHL-ready. He is a little undersized as well as requires time to enhance his protection as well as checks out. His initially complete SHL period simply wrapped up, as well as he uploaded 6 factors in 25 video games. Havelid can involve end up the year in the AHL with the Barracuda.
9. Artemi Knyazev, LD– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)
Drafted: 2019 rounded 2, 48th total by San Jose Sharks.
The Russian offending protector had 3 effective periods in the CHL inChicoutimi Last year was his AHL novice period as well as there were some ups as well as downs. His offending manufacturing of 28 factors in 60 video games as a novice went over. His minus -47 plus/minus score was awful.
Now in his student period, his offending video game has actually continued to be undamaged, however his protective video game has actually tidied up substantially as his plus/minus is also on a non-playoff group. His offending video game is NHL-ready as well as he made massive strides in his protective video game. Knyazev is trending towards being an NHL normal quickly.
10 Ben Gaudreau, G– Sarnia Sting (OHL)
Drafted: 2021 round 3, 81st total by San Jose Sharks.
Goalies can be hard to hunt for several, myself consisted of. Gaudreau is perhaps one of the most hard goalkeeper to task. He has great dimension, plays an audio positional design, is sports as well as fast.
His normal period statistics with Sarnia (an excellent group) leave a great deal to be wanted with a 3.12 GAA. However, he finishes the job as well as has a solid 23-12-3 document. He was called to Team Canada for the WJC as well as was the preferred to be the beginning goalkeeper, however shed the work after permitting 5 objectives in the opening video game, Canada’s only loss. It was his 2nd look in a Team Canada objective, as he backstopped Canada to a U18 Gold as well as was called the Best Goaltender in the competition.
Goalies can take some time to completely develop, forecasting Gaudreau for me is undoubtedly a secret. I would certainly not be shocked if he became an NHL beginning goalkeeper, or if he has a hard time in the ECHL as well as winds up a breast. Time will certainly inform.
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Cam Lund, C– Northeastern (NCAA)– Freshman with the Huskies is having a solid period as well as transforming heads. He is a supply riser!
Ethan Cardwell, C– Barrie Colts (OHL)– OHL excess gamer with Barrie gets on speed for a 90-point period as well as need to have a lengthy playoff run too.
Daniil Gushchin, RW– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)– AHL novice transitioning well on speed for a 42-point period, albeit a minus -17.
Ozzy Wiesblatt, RW– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)– AHL novice plays a hostile physical video game, crime has yet to come to the professional degree.
Nikita Okhotyuk, D– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)– Acquired with Mukhamadulin for Meier, Okhotyuk is a physical, compelling protective defenseman.
Artem Guryev, D– Flint Firebirds (OHL)– Another physical protector, the mean Russian commonly goes across the line.
Brandon Coe, RW– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)– After a 101-point OHL period as an excess, the crime has actually not equated to the AHL as a novice.
Nick Cicek, D– San Jose Barracuda (AHL)–Defensive defenseman concentrates on hits as well as blocks, playing his means right into a bottom-pairing NHL protector.
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