San Jose Sharks: Only Eight Prospects Remain


Today the San Jose Sharks training camp roster was reduced by eight. Notable prospects who were sent down to Worcester include both defensemen Matt Tennyson, Freddie Hamilton as well goaltenders Troy Grosenick and J. P. Anderson. The Sharks still have a week to reduce there roster to the 23 man limit before their opening game against the Los Angeles Kings. With Raffi Torres expected to miss half the season and an apparent injury to James Sheppard the team may suit up more prospects to start the season. The current Sharks training camp roster can be found here.

At this time their are eight prospects still in training camp.

B.GoodrowC. TierneyN. Goldobin
T. McGinnE. Hayes
T. DohertyM. Mueller
T. Fedun

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Overall, these eight players all have a shot at cracking the Sharks lineup at some point this season with the constant indication given by Doug Wilson of wanting to make the team younger. At the forward position Goodrow, Tierney and Goldobin have showed the most promise during training camp while Doherty and Mueller have been the best on defense. Still success during the preseason, however justified cannot predict a players future play during the regular season. It is true that both Tomas Hertl and Matt Nieto showed promise both during the preseason and regular season but this is not always the case.

The Sharks presently have 22 players signed to one way contracts.

T. HertlJ. ThorntonJ. Pavelski
P. MarleauL. CoutureM. Nieto
T. WingelsA. DesjardinsT. Kennedy
J. ScottA. BurishM. Brown
**Injuries J. Sheppard R. Torres
M. VlasicJ. Braun
S. HannanB. Burns
M. IrwinJ. Demers
A. Stalock
A. Niemi

When Mirco Mueller was drafted in 2013 he was expected to bring depth down the left side of the ice at defense. It appears he may begin doing just that in the 2015 season.

Ultimately, the San Jose Sharks prospects should be given more than a fair chance to make the roster due to both injured players and the rough surface of the Sharks bottom-six lineup. Tommy Wingels is the only player listed in the bottom two lines who finished the 2014 season with over twenty points. With this in mind it would come as no surprise to see at least one prospect starting to begin the season. Expect to seen a few of the remaining eight prospects play in the first twenty games of the regular season, including Mirco Mueller and Nikolay Goldobin.