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NHL Mock Draft Pick #28 – San Jose Sharks


As I stated in the preview to San Jose’s selection, this team is running out of chances as it sits right now.  Frustration abounds from management, players and fans that this team that has been so successful in the regular season for so many years hasn’t had the same success in the playoffs.  There could be a rebuild in the Sharks’ future and that could begin as early as this pick, who will be expected to be a building block not for the near future, but a few years down the road.

"The San Jose Sharks select, from the Ottawa 67’s of the OHL, Forward Shane Prince"

Jared’s Analysis – San Jose goes for another Ottawa 67’s player, a junior club that has been a pipeline for Sharks picks in the past (5 times in the last 6 years).  The relationship between 67’s GM (and former coach) Brian Kilrea and Sharks GM Doug Wilson (himself a former 67’s player) goes a long way back.  Wilson trusts Kilrea’s system and the players it produces.  Prince will join Logan Couture and Jamie McGinn as former 67’s on the current Sharks roster.  Prince will need to fill out, but he skates well and could play a scoring role in the NHL some day.  He isn’t spectacular in any one area, but he does everything well.


Here are the Mock Draft results so far (click on the team name to go to the post about that pick):

1EDMONTONAdam Larsson
2COLORADOGabriel Landeskog
3FLORIDARyan Nugent-Hopkins
4NEW JERSEYJonathan Huberdeau
5NY ISLANDERSSean Couturier
6OTTAWARyan Strome
7ATLANTARyan Murphy
8COLUMBUSDougie Hamilton
9BOSTON (FR TOR)Duncan Siemens
10MINNESOTASven Bartschi
11COLORADOJamie Oleksiak
12CAROLINAJoel Armia
13CALGARYMika Zibanejad
14DALLASNathan Beaulieu
15NY RANGERSMark McNeill
16BUFFALOBrandon Saad
17MONTREALJoseph Morrow
18CHICAGOZack Phillips
19EDMONTON (FR LA)Mark Schiefele
20PHOENIXRocco Grimaldi
21OTTAWA (FR NSH)Nicklas Jensen
22ANAHEIMOscar Klefbom
24DETROITJonas Brodin
25TORONTO (FR PHI)Boone Jenner
26WASHINGTONVladislav Namestnikov
27TAMPA BAYConnor Murphy
27SAN JOSEShane Prince

Now on the clock for the #29 selection, is the Vancouver Canucks.


2010-2011 Record: 54-19-9  (1st Overall)

League Rankings:
Goals for:  1st

Goals Against: 1st

Power Play: 1st

Penalty Kill:  3rd

TOP 5 Prospects in the system: Cody Hodgson (C), Anton Rodin (RW), Sergei Shirokov (LW), Jordan Schroeder (C), Bill Sweatt (LW)

NEEDS: The Canucks will be answering questions about the playoff collapse for months to come.  However, they must get back to work quickly and the first order of  business is addressing the system.  Cody Hodgson was once a blue chip prospect but seems to have fallen out of favor with Canucks brass and may need to be moved to resuscitate his career.  However, looking at the top prospects, there aren’t very many defensemen among them.  With the pending free agency of a number of blue-liners, the Canucks might want to address this position in the draft, even if the player won’t contribute for at least a couple of years.  Big David Musil is playing junior in Vancouver already, and might be a nice fit for the Canucks.


1.  JT Miller, LW, USA Under-18 (USHL)

2. Alexandr Khokhlachev, F, Windsor (OHL)

3. Victor Rask, C, Leksands (SWE ELITE)

4. David Musil, D, Vancouver (WHL)

5. Ty Rattie, LW, Portland (WHL)

Check back on TOO MANY MEN ON THE SITE  to see who the Vancouver Canucks select, as the Fansided mock draft continues!