Quentin Musty's OHL destruction brings a great hope for the future of the Sharks

Jun 28, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; San Jose Sharks draft pick Quentin Musty shakes hands with
Jun 28, 2023; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; San Jose Sharks draft pick Quentin Musty shakes hands with / Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Quentin Musty of the Ontario Hockey League has had some fun with the quality of opponents he has been faced with in recent times. His Sudbury Wolves are starting to put teams to the sword as they sit third in the OHL standings, chasing just the Saginaw Spirit and London Knights for that number-one overall spot. He's been a freakish force of nature for the Wolves as they look to win the J. Ross Robertson Cup.

In just 36 games in Sudbury, Must has destroyed the league with 25 goals and 37 assists for 62 points. That's dominance over players in his own age group is promising for someone that the San Jose Sharks are going to rest the future of the organization on. We need to see him become the dominant force he was projected to be when he was 26th overall in the 2023 NHL Entry draft by the Sharks.

As he continues to develop and improve, he is going to be tasked to build a new, young core in the bay. With William Eklund, Will Smith, and Shakir Mukhamadullin, the team is starting to look strong, but Musty is going to be asked to be a part of that. He's got the talent level to be a strong player in this league for a long time. There's no denying his talent, and the Sharks know that they need more players of his ability in the organization's pipeline. That is why they are rebuilding, after all.

At 6'2, 200 lbs, Musty knows how to use it. There's nothing he doesn't seem to be able to do at an incredible level, and that, with his big frame, is something we can look forward to welcoming into the Bay Area for many years. Ideally, he'd be sliding into the American Hockey League in the near future, but the NHL has an agreement where players that are eligible to return to the OHL have to do that, and are not able to play in the AHL. It's to keep the OHL afloat, but it is a little ridiculous.