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2020 Sharks Draft: Every move made in rounds 2-4

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The Sharks are looking empty-handed for Round 3 & 4, but certainly that will change.

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 06: San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson prepares before Round One of the 2020 NHL Draft on October 6, 2020 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The 2020 NHL Draft was held virtually due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Photo by Kavin Mistry/NHLI via Getty Images

The San Jose Sharks head into Day 2 of the 2020 NHL Entry Draft with six picks overall. We’ll be giving you live updates on each selection, focusing on Rounds 2 through 4 here. As it stands, the Sharks have just two picks in Round 2 and none in the middle rounds. With two selections in each of the fifth and seventh rounds, the Sharks might be able to move up, but unless a player or future picks gets traded, it seems unlikely.

The Sharks had the 31st overall pick in last night’s first round. They selected winger Ozzy Wiesblatt from the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.

2020 San Jose Sharks Draft

ROUND PICK NOTES
ROUND PICK NOTES
1 31 *via Lightning
2 38 *via Sabres
2 56 *via Capitals
3 76 *via Oilers
4 98 *via Canadiens
7 196 *via Rangers
7 201 *via Penguins
7 206 *via Rangers
7 210 *via Capitals

TRADE

To Sharks: 38th pick, 100th pick

To Buffalo Sabres: 34th pick

UP NEXT: Round 2, pick 38


PICK 38: THOMAS BORDELEAU, CENTER

Team: USNTDP | Nationality: USA | Age: 18 | Ht: 5-9 | Wt: 179 | Shoots: L | TSN Ranking: 51 | 2019-20 Stats: 47 GP, 16 G, 30 A

SB Nation’s All About The Jersey’s draft profile says:

Thomas Bordeleau is an American center out of the United States National Team Development Program (USNTDP). He comes from a hockey family and has cultivated his skills while living in Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. His USNTDP player page list him at 5’10” and 179 lbs. The left handed center was born on January 3, 2002 in Houston, Texas while his father was a member of the Houston Aeros (AHL). [...]

This past season was a chance for him to lead a talented, but less heralded group from the USNTDP. He once again led his age group’s team, this time the U18 team with 16 goals and 30 assists in 47 games. He spent a little time with the USHL team where he was able to accrue more game action. He put up 7 goals and 11 assists in 19 games, showing that he is certainly above that level.

Fit in San Jose:

The Blainville-Boisbriand Armada hold Bordeleau’s QMJHL rights, but he has already committed to playing for the University of Michigan next season. U of M has had a lot of turnover in their hockey team over the last few years and may be hoping for some stability in Bordeleau for the future. He’s a safe pick for the Sharks, which allowed them the leverage to trade back in order to draft him. The Sharks have a solid relationship draft out of the USNTDP.

Notes:

Sharks acquired pick 38 from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for picks 34 and 100.

UP NEXT: Round 2, pick 56


PICK 56: TRISTEN ROBINS, RIGHT WING

Team: Saskatoon Blades (WHL) | Nationality: CAN | Age: 18 | Ht: 5-10 | Wt: 183 | Shoots: R | TSN Ranking: 82 | 2019-20 Stats: 62 GP, 33 G, 40 A

SB Nation’s Eyes On The Prize’s draft profile says:

Robins can score with his shot which he can release off of both legs, and in many situations. He doesn’t need the puck set on a tee for him to launch it. He also uses his stick to deceive goaltenders and the wrist shot has enough power on it to beat goaltenders. His 33 goals were scored in all kinds of different ways.

He’s not a perimeter player, despite his size. He very often goes to the net and is able to finish from in close as well. Scouts rave about his ability to play bigger than his frame, and his balance sees him stand strong when hit, even by bigger defenders. [...]

There isn’t one tool or skill that stands out as dynamic for Robins, but players who end up as line-driving wingers by exceeding their ceilings like a Gallagher or Viktor Arvidsson (another player Robins is compared to) play like Robins does. That’s not guaranteeing that he will end up being as successful as those two players, but there’s a reason why there’s buzz surrounding Robins.

Fit in San Jose:

The Sharks are adding a full-time winger to their prospect pool, a goal I hoped they’d knock out with an early pick. We’re seeing a trend in WHL players that the Sharks are targeting and Robins’ 2019-20 season genuinely surprised me. He’s a flashy forward with great hands. He could develop into something exciting.

Notes:

Pick acquired from the Washington Capitals on Feb. 18, 2020, along with a third-round pick in 2021, in exchange for defender Brenden Dillon. The Capitals previously acquired this pick from the Colorado as part of the package for Andre Burakovsky’s signing rights in June 2019.

UP NEXT: Round 4, pick 100


TRADE

To San Jose Sharks: 76th pick

To Edmonton Oilers: 100th pick, 126th pick

UP NEXT: Round 3, pick 76


PICK 76: DANIIL GUSHCHIN, LEFT WING

Team: Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) | Nationality: RUS | Age: 18 | Ht: 5-8 | Wt: 165 | Shoots: L | TSN Ranking: 61 | 2019-20 Stats: 42 GP, 22 G, 25 A

SB Nation’s Eyes On The Prize’s draft profile says:

A lot of the time, Gushchin is able to make not only good plays, but the right play. He often moves the puck positively through the zone and is able to deceive defenders when he has the puck. Perhaps surprising with his status on the team, he only scored one power play goal and had six total power play points last season. On the flip side, he had three short-handed goals and five short-handed points.

That takes us to our next point, which is that you can’t underrate his ability to play without the puck. He is a good backchecker and some scouts even go as far as to say he looks like a third defenceman when he’s on the ice with the way that he retreats but also in the way he covers for teammates who pinch low, with Gushchin remaining up high.

It’s also hard to get a read on Gushchin because his team just wasn’t very good. The team was sixth in its eight team division and was 21-23-5. The only player within 11 points of him was his centre. That meant that he had to carry the puck more and the team wasn’t as structured in its play overall.

Fit in San Jose:

Gushchin is taking his skills over to the Ontario Hockey League for the 2020-21 season, joining the Niagara IceDogs. He’ll be playing against teams with better depth, which will be a great test of his potential ceiling. The Russian winger can take his time in the OHL to refined some of his more raw skills.

Notes:

Pick acquired from Edmonton Oilers in exchange for picks 100 and 126. The Sharks previously acquired pick 100 from the Buffalo Sabres and pick 126 from the Ottawa Senators.

Up Next: Round 5, Pick 127


TRADE

To San Jose Sharks: 98th pick

To Montreal Canadiens: 2021 third-round pick (95 overall)


PICK 98: BRANDON COE, RIGHT WING

Team: North Bay Battalion (OHL) | Nationality: CAN | Age: 18 | Ht: 6-3 | Wt: 185 | Shoots: R | TSN Ranking: 65 | Stats: 60 GP, 25 G, 32 A

SB Nation’s Pension Plan Puppets’ draft profile says:

Brandon Coe has the makings of a pretty solid power forward. Whether or not he can become a high-end one in the NHL is the question. He has all the assets to do it, he just needs to refine his skills and, reportedly, find better consistency on a regular basis. It’s something he and his coaches have mentioned, though I admit after seeing that lobbed at Nylander all the time I am skeptical whenever that accusation is made on a player.

For me, the question is how much did him playing for a bad team affect his rankings? He can take his game to a whole new level playing with high end players, to the point that he was said to drive the line with a potential top-5 draft pick as a linemate. That doesn’t seem like something he would be able to do in the NHL, but being a big, physical forechecker who can skate well and create tons of chances in close is not anything to sneeze at.

Fit in San Jose:

Coe’s NHL upside doesn’t feel proven yet and as an older player in this year’s draft — he turns 19-years-old on Dec 1 — working on his skating is going to be key for next season. Coe will almost certainly need to work his way up through the ranks in the Sharks’ organization.

Notes:

Pick acquired from Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Washington’s third-round selection in 2021, traded to the Sharks in Feb. 2020 as part of the package for defender Brenden Dillion. The Canadiens received pick 98 on June 30, 2019 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Nicolas Deslauriers.

Up next: Round 5, Pick 127