Team Depth Chart of NHL Prospects
Strengths
  • Strong character players
  • Two-way awareness among forwards
  • Offensive, puck-moving defensemen
Weaknesses
  • Very few shutdown defenders
  • Little high-end scoring potential from forward group
  • Depth at left wing in the minors

About Prospect Scores and Probability

Prospect Criteria

Legend of Players' Leagues
Pro
Playing in N.A. Pro (NHL, AHL, ECHL, etc.)
CHL
Playing in CHL (OHL, QMJHL, WHL)
NCAA
Playing in NCAA
Europe
Playing in Europe
Junior
Playing in Junior 'A' (USHL, BCHL, AJHL, etc.)
N/A
Not Categorized Yet

Goaltenders

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Harri Sateri Pro 7.0 D
2. J.P. Anderson Pro 6.5 C
3. Fredrik Bergvik Europe 6.5 D
4. Troy Grosenick Pro 6.0 C

Right Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Daniil Tarasov Pro 7.0 D
2. Sebastian Stalberg Pro 6.5 C
3. Max Gaede NCAA 6.5 C
4. Eriah Hayes Pro 6.5 C
5. Brodie Reid Pro 6.0 B
6. Chris Crane Pro 5.0 D

Left Wing

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Gabryel Boudreau CHL 6.5 D
2. Emil Galimov Europe 6.5 D
3. Petter Emanuelsson Europe 6.0 C

Centers

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Tomas Hertl Pro 8.0 C
2. Chris Tierney CHL 7.5 C
3. Dan O'Regan NCAA 7.5 D
4. Rylan Schwartz Pro 7.0 D
5. Freddie Hamilton Pro 6.5 B
6. Marek Viedensky Pro 6.5 C
7. Colin Blackwell NCAA 6.5 C
8. Cody Ferriero NCAA 6.5 C
9. Sean Kuraly NCAA 6.5 C
10. Christophe Lalancette CHL 6.5 D
11. Travis Oleksuk Pro 6.5 D
12. Jake Jackson Junior 6.0 D

Defensemen

League Prosp. talent Prob. of success
1. Matt Tennyson Pro 7.5 C
2. Mirco Mueller CHL 7.5 C
3. Sena Acolatse Pro 7.0 C
4. Dylan DeMelo Pro 7.0 C
5. Konrad Abeltshauser Pro 7.0 C
6. Michael Brodzinski NCAA 6.5 C
7. Taylor Doherty Pro 6.5 D
8. Cliff Watson NCAA 6.5 D
9. Joakim Ryan NCAA 6.5 D
10. Adam Comrie Pro 6.0 C
11. Isaac MacLeod NCAA 6.0 D
12. Gage Ausmus NCAA 6.0 D

1997 Draft Update for Sharks

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Five years from now, the 1997 draft may very well turn out to be the best draft in San Jose Sharks history. With their second overall selection, they chose the highly touted center, Patrick Marleau. They then traded up in the first round with Carolina to pick defenseman Scott Hannan. Not picking again till the fourth round, they then chose the once highly regarded right wing, Adam Colagiacomo, acquiring three players rated to go in the top 30 by The Hockey News’ 1997 Draft Preview. All players chosen out of the Canadian Hockey League must be signed before the 1999 draft, or they may re-enter the draft. Players chosen from Europe or College are still property of the Sharks for three or two more years respectively.
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Sharks rookie prospect report

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In this article, we cover the progress of some of the rookies and freshmen on the Sharks roster as we enter the playoffs. Last year, the Sharks had perhaps the best trio of rookies, in Patrick Marleau, Marco Sturm, and Andrei Zyuzin. This year, the Sharks have had another group of rookies, who may not have been as touted as the above mentioned three, but have done fine jobs as well. Alex Korolyuk and Andy Sutton are the two main factors. Scott Hannan and Shawn Heins each played in five games for the Sharks, but due to limited games played, will not be included.

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The Surprising Sharks Trio

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Last year, the rookie trio of Patrick Marleau, Andrei Zyuzin and Marco Sturm raised a lot of eyebrows. Marleau was/is thought of as one of the best young centers in the league, Zyuzin was coming along on defense, and Sturm surprised everyone with his exceptional play. This article however, will cover another trio of rookies; none of who were first round picks, in fact, the highest was chosen in the 6th round, and two were never drafted… I am of course speaking of forward Alexander Korolyuk, and defensemen Shawn Heins and Andy Sutton. (Note: Scott Hannan played in 5 games for the Sharks, but was sent to his Junior club in Kelowna. I will not include him in this report, since he is not available for the Sharks at the current time.)
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Sharks Defensemen Report

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There are a lot of scouts throughout the NHL who will tell you that the San Jose Sharks have the best group of young defensemen in their system than any other team in the NHL. Included in this list are players such as: Brad Stuart, Scott Hannan, Andrei Zyuzin, Mike Rathje, and more… What makes San Jose’s defensemen so appealing, is not only that they’re good, not only that they have more than a few of them, but that they have all different types, for a well rounded defense as well. While every team wants to have a specific direction, you also want some variety. They have big guys, smaller guys, and everything in between. What I intend here is to go through some of San Jose’s main defensive young guys, and let you know what to possibly expect in the future from them.
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Sharks Goaltending Prospect Report

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In this report, I’m going to cover what is undoubtedly the most important position on the ice. Take a look at Stanley Cup winners throughout history, and what do they all have in common? Goaltending. At the very least, it’s been good, if not great. Detroit has had Chris Osgood and Mike Vernon. In previous years it’s been names such as Broduer, Roy and Richter. So who’s going to be the goaltender for the Sharks when they eventually win the Cup? Will it be one of the below named players, or someone else currently with another team or in juniors?
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