2017 NHL Draft: Sharks select Scott Reedy in fourth round
The Sharks traded up to select another center from the USDP.
San Jose traded their fourth round (123rd overall) and sixth round (174th overall) picks to the New York Rangers for their fourth round (102nd overall) pick. With that pick, the Sharks selected forward Scott Reedy.
Reedy played last season with the U.S. National Under 18 Team, putting up 42 points in 60 games. A right-handed shot, he plays both center and left wing.
Some highlights of new @SanJoseSharks prospect @Reedy_Scott from the 2016-17 #NTDP season. #NHLDraft #USAHockey 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/i0kcOwtQcW— USA Hockey NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) June 24, 2017
Reedy is a big body, at 6’1” and 203 lbs and is able to balance both his physical presence and his hockey sense. While his scoring is slightly underwhelming, the skating, size, and playmaking are already there. Reedy will benefit from getting to develop in the NCAA.
It’s worth noting that projections for Reedy had him drafted between 40th overall and 77th overall. The fourth round is quite a drop, but it’s easy to see why Doug Wilson would be interested in trading up to acquire him.
Born in Prior Lake Minnesota, Reedy has committed to the University of Minnesota for next year.
Scott Reedy Career Stats (via EliteProspects)
Date of Birth: April 4, 1999
Place of Birth: Prior Lake, Minnesota
Position: Center/Right Wing
Weight: 203 lbs