San Jose Sharks top 5 prospects from the Vegas Rookie Faceoff

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DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: Ryan Merkley poses after being selected twenty-first overall by the San Jose Sharks during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The young talent in the San Jose Sharks organization lurked through deep waters over the past week, battling against the National Hockey League’s top rookie camps. Find out which Sharks prospects took their game to the next level.

The San Jose Sharks were one of six Western Conference teams competing in the first-ever Vegas Rookie Faceoff at City National Arena.  Alongside the Arizona Coyotes, Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, Colorado Avalanche, and the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Sharks swam down to the Entertainment Capital of the World to grab a piece of the action in the inaugural event. The Vegas Rookie Faceoff was quite the showcase on display as several first-round draft picks and high-end prospects collided over the four-day stretch.

San Jose finished second in the tournament with a 2-1 record. The Sharks opened with a 4-0 shutout against the Coyotes. Day two was a tough test for the San Jose Sharks as they held on late to a 5-4 victory over the Golden Knights. San Jose fell to the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 in the final game of the tournament.

Check out the day-by-day results for all three San Jose Sharks contests.

Day 1

Arizona Coyotes
San Jose Sharks

Day 2

Vegas Golden Knights
San Jose Sharks

Day 3

San Jose Sharks
Colorado Avalanche

The Sharks showcased a wide range of budding stars on all levels of offense, defense, and goaltending. A handful of those prospects stood out, including a few who you could see on Team Teal sooner rather than later.

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