The Sharks did not invite any experienced NHL players on professional tryouts this year’s training camp roster, which the organization released today ahead of the first day of training camp on Friday.
While they were all listed on the roster, the Sharks will likely be without most, if not all of their World Cup of Hockey contingent when camp opens. Canada (Brent Burns, Logan Couture, Joe Thornton, Marc-Edouard Vlasic) and Europe (Mikkel Boedker) will likely advance to the semi-final round, which begins on Saturday.
This shouldn’t be too much of an issue for the Sharks’ Canadian World Cup players, but may be for Boedker, who is entering his first training camp with the Sharks after signing a four-year deal this offseason.
You will get to see the Sharks’ other big acquisition this offseason, David Schlemko, and the rest of San Jose’s non-World Cup players when training camp opens on Friday. The training camp roster will be broken up into three different groups (A, B, and C), which the team is expected to announce soon. Most of the Sharks’ training camp sessions will be open to the public, and you can find the schedule for that below. Hockey’s right around the corner, get excited!