With the No. 60 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the San Jose Sharks took Dylan Gambrell out of the University of Denver.
Here’s a brief scouting report on the center:
Part of what makes Gambrell so intriguing is his versatility. He plays center, though could easily move to wing, and though he has some scoring punch to perhaps be a second line forward in the NHL, he could be very effective in a bottom six role some day.
He scored 47 points in 41 games with the Pioneers last season and was ranked 67th by NHL Central Scouting. This is a bit of an off-the-board pick as the Sharks add another center, an area they’ve gotten thin in lately. Gambrell scored 17 goals as a freshman and added 30 assists.
We’ll have more on Gambrell later on. What do you think of the pick? The Sharks next pick in the fourth round, unless they make a trade.