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

San Jose Sharks 2012 draft review

by David Thicke
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Photo: Selected 17th overall by San Jose, Tomas Hertl was the highest drafted Czech player in the 2012 NHL Draft. (Ken McKenna/HF)

 

Compared to past years, the 2012 NHL Entry Draft was very quiet for the San Jose Sharks and GM Doug Wilson. The team did nothing in terms of draft day trades, which is unusual, but the organization was still able to select their target player, Tomas Hertl from the Czech League. The Sharks looked at moving up if Hertl might not be available at the 17th overall spot and had decided they would trade down if he was taken early.

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San Jose Sharks 2012 draft preview

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Photo: Selected in the second round of the 2011 Draft, Matt Nieto is one of the few Sharks prospects with high offensive potential. (Ed Wolfstein/Icon SMI)

 

After a late playoff run to the Western Conference finals in 2011, the 2011-12 NHL season has to be considered a failure for the San Jose Sharks organization. Headed into the 2011-12 season with Stanley Cup aspirations, team fell to the middle of the pack and struggled to make the playoffs.

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Depth and character prevails in San Jose’s top 20

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Photo: Forward Tommy Wingels had something of a breakout season in 2011-12, splitting time evenly between the AHL and NHL. Wingels even managed to appear in five NHL playoff games. (Tony Medina/Icon SMI)

The San Jose Sharks have seen some of their prospects demonstrate solid development over the 2011-12 season while others have been seemingly stuck in neutral. Benn Ferriero and Justin Braun have graduated since the last Top 20 list while others such as Taylor Doherty, Harri Sateri, Nick Petrecki, and Brandon Mashinter have seen their stock decline over the season. The organization signed several quality free agents this spring including Travis Oleksuk, Matt Tennyson, and Sebastien Stalberg.

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Small group of Sharks prospects gained limited post-season experience

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Photo: Defenseman Konrad Abeltshauser had a strong post-season with the Halifax Mooseheads, managing five goals and 11 assists in 15 games. (Dave Connell/HF)

The San Jose Sharks prospect pool saw a varied amount of post-season experience in 2011-12, with players representing the organization at almost every level of junior hockey.

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Hockey’s Future Organizational Rankings, Spring 2012: 21-30

by Ken McKenna
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Jarred Tinordi - London Knights

Photo: London Knights captain Jarred Tinordi and his London Knights teammates fell just short of a Memorial Cup championship. Tinordi is a top prospect of the Montreal Canadiens (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Below is the bottom third of the ranking of the prospect depth of the NHL organizations as voted by the Hockey's Future staff. To determine the ranking, each team's entire prospect pool was taken into consideration. For reference, just the top five prospects are listed. To be eligible, a prospect must meet HF's prospect criteria. The rankings are done twice each season, in the fall and spring.

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