For the past five days, three San Jose Sharks prospects participated in Team Canada’s World Junior Showcase which took place in Calgary from Aug. 1-6.
Jeremy Roy, Dylan Sadowy and Rourke Chartier were among 40 players that participated in the showcase which featured a pair of games each against Russia and the Czech Republic.
Roy, arguably one of San Jose’s top prospects, saw action in three of the four contests but failed to register a point. Roy, who stands six-feet tall and 185 pounds, is a sleek, puck-moving defensemen who reminds me of Dan Boyle in many ways.
He’s not the biggest of prospects, but his offensive game is one of his strongest assets and he can run a power play from the point. In 110 games with Sherbrooke of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), Roy registered 19 goals and 68 assists, good for 87 points. The Sharks traded up to select Roy with the first pick of the second round (number 31 overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.
Sadowy appeared in two of the four games for Canada and amassed two assists to go along with two penalty minutes during the showcase. Sadowy is listed at 6-foot-1 and 181 pounds was a third-round draft pick by San Jose in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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For the past three seasons, Sadowy has played for the Saginaw Spirit of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) netting 71 goals, 47 assists and 118 points with a plus-six rating in 194 games.
Finally, Chartier also appeared in half of the games for Team Canada, and he was the only Sharks prospect to find the back of the net during as he scored one of four power play goals that Canada registered during the tournament.
Chartier, who’s a bit undersized at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, is a high-end offensive prospect who has put up some big numbers for the Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In three seasons in the WHL, Chartier has posted 85 goals, 85 assists and 170 points while being a plus-67.
His breakout campaign was this past season when he scored 48 goals and 34 assists in just 58 games. Chartier, originally a fifth round selection (number 149 overall) by the Sharks in 2014, could be one of the steals of the 2014 draft by San Jose if he continues to develop at his current rate.
All three of these prospects could be in line to be named to Team Canada’s World Junior team, and all of them appear to be solid prospects for the San Jose Sharks.
It will be interesting to see if any of the three participate in the pair of rookie games that will take place in early September against the Anaheim Ducks, but the future looks bright for these three.