5. Noah Gregor
Noah Gregor is a name that not many San Jose Sharks faithful are familiar with. A fourth-round pick in 2016, Gregor has played a major role in a center role for the Prince Albert Raiders in the Western Hockey League.
Gregor is ninth in the WHL in scoring with 39 goals and 45 assists. The 20-year-old center has averaged over a point a game in three full seasons at that level.
What stands out the most for this young Sharks center is his hunger for the puck. With a sturdy 6-foot figure, Gregor is always aggressive on the fore-check and brings a heavy physical presence out in front of the goal crease, chipping away at loose rebounds.
Gregor’s gradual growth and mental development will one day earn him a spot on the Sharks roster. With more time, patience and practice, a leadership position could follow as well, an experience similarly dawned with the Moose Jaw Warriors.