Entering their 28th season the San Jose Sharks continue their long tradition of relying on late round picks entering to produce big minutes in the NHL.
With skaters like Justin Braun and Joe Pavelski not returning to the Bay Area next season the San Jose Sharks will likely be leaning heavily on talent that they’ve harvested in the later parts of the draft.
Throughout their history the San Jose have made the most of their draft picks regardless of what round they were selecting in. In recent years it’s been up to General Manager Doug Wilson and his scouting department have continued to perpetuate their late round success with a limited amount of draft capital.
These late round gems include current and former NHL All-Stars, team captains, NHL award winners, and franchise record holders. This list runs down some of Team Teal’s best selections that got plucked from the depths of NHL Entry Drafts and turned into roster ready talent that can clock important minutes for a franchise trying to stay consistently competitive.