Barracuda release preseason roster

An overview of who will hit the ice for the ‘Cuda this weekend, and when and where you can tune in to preseason games.

The San Jose Barracuda hit the ice for their training camp on Oct. 4 through Oct. 7, gearing up for the upcoming AHL season. Now that the San Jose Sharks have shaken down their roster and the Barracuda have solidified the team for preseason, we’ve got an idea of who will hit the ice for the ‘Cuda this weekend, and when and where you can tune in.

San Jose Barracuda Preseason Roster


Nick Merkley, John Leonard, Joel Kellman, Scott Reedy, Sasha Chmelevski, Adam Raska, Dillon Hamaliuk, Zach Gallant, Jacob McGrew, Timur Ibragimov, Noah Gregor, Kyle Topping, Evan Weinger, Steen Pasichnuk, Krystof Hrabik, Joe Garreffa, Joachim Blichfield, Jayden Halbgewachs

A few forwards to watch:

John Leonard

Age: 23
Nationality: USA
Number: 43
Position: LW
Entry Draft: 2018, Round 6, #182, San Jose Sharks
Size: 5’11”, 185 lbs.
2020-21 Team: San Jose Sharks
2020-21 Stats: 44GP, 3G, 10A, 2 PIM, -7

Joachim Blichfield

Age: 23
Nationality: Denmark
Number: 86
Position: LW
Entry Draft: 2016, Round 7, #210, San Jose Sharks
Size: 6’2”, 180 lbs.
2020-21 Team: San Jose Barracuda
2020-21 Stats: 25GP, 12G, 10A, 6 PIM, +1

Sasha Chmelevski

Age: 22
Nationality: USA
Number: 55
Position: C
Entry Draft: 2017, Round 6, #185, San Jose Sharks
Size: 6’0”, 190 lbs.
2020-21 Team: San Jose Barracuda
2020-21 Stats: 27GP, 9G, 11A, 32 PIM, -11


Ryan Merkley, Mark Alt, Jaycob Megna, Artemi Knyazev, Brinson Pasichnuk, Nick Cicek, Montana Onyebuchi, Cole Moberg

A few defensemen to watch:

Brinson Pasichnuk

Age: 23
Nationality: Canada
Number: 50
Position: D
Entry Draft: Undrafted
Size: 6’0”, 200 lbs.
2020-21 Team: San Jose Barracuda
2020-21 Stats: 32GP, 1G, 7A, 27 PIM, -2

Jaycob Megna

Age: 28
Nationality: USA
Number: 24
Position: D
Entry Draft: 2012, Round 7, #210, Anaheim Ducks
Size: 6’6”, 220 lbs.
2020-21 Team: San Jose Barracuda, ‘C’
2020-21 Stats: 36GP, 2G, 6A, 22 PIM, +8


Alexei Melnichuk, Zachary Emond, Zach Sawchenko

Goaltender to watch:

Alexei Melnichuk

Age: 23
Nationality: Russia
Number: 1
Position: G
Entry Draft: Undrafted
Size: 6’1”, 190 lbs.
2020-21 Team: San Jose Barracuda
2020-21 Stats: 17GP, 3.47 GAA, 0.868 SV%

Preseason Schedule

The Barracuda are playing two preseason games, the first of which is tonight, Oct. 9, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. The Barracuda are facing off against the Colorado Eagles at Budweiser Events Center in Windsor, Colorado. The ‘Cuda will play their second and final preseason game against the Eagles again the next afternoon, on Oct. 10 at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET.

San Jose will open the regular season on Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. PT against the Bakersfield Condors at Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, California. Their home opener will be later in the month, on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. PT against the Colorado Eagles.

How to watch/listen

You can tune into San Jose Barracuda games (preseason, regular season and playoff games) exclusively on the Sharks + SAP Center App, and at Additionally, all games will be broadcast on the AHL TV subscription service. Barracuda games can also be found on the Sharks Audio Network ( when there are no schedule conflicts between the Sharks and the ‘Cuda.

The Barracuda games on Oct. 10, Oct. 17, and Oct. 29 will all be broadcast on the Sharks Audio Network.