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BREAKING: Sharks Will Pick No. 7 in First Round of 2021 NHL Draft

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The San Jose Sharks aren’t going anywhere in the 2021 NHL Draft.

After tonight’s Draft lottery, they will be picking No. 7 in the first round of the Draft on July 23rd. They came into tonight with the seventh-best odds of winning the lottery.

Instead, it’s the Buffalo Sabres who will draft No. 1, followed by the expansion Seattle Kraken. The Anaheim Ducks, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Detroit Red Wings round out, in that order, the top-six.

There will be a plethora of promising prospects available to the San Jose Sharks at No. 7.

Defenseman Luke Hughes, right winger Dylan Guenther, center Matthew Beniers, and defenseman Brandt Clarke, No. 4 through 7 respectively on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau’s final rankings for North American skaters, are more likely possibilities for San Jose’s draft position. Left winger William Eklund and defenseman Simon Edvinsson, who top the Central Scouting Bureau’s final rankings for International skaters, could also be available. Or the Sharks could look between the pipes at consensus top goalie Jesper Wallstedt.

Per Bob McKenzie’s mid-season Draft rankings, centers Kent Johnson and Chaz Lucius could also be there at No. 7.

The last 10 No. 7 picks have been respectively, from 2020 to 2011, Alexander Holtz, Dylan Cozens, Quinn Hughes, Lias Andersson, Clayton Keller, Ivan Provorov, Haydn Fleury, Darnell Nurse, Matt Dumba, and Mark Scheifele.

The San Jose Sharks have never picked No. 7 in the Draft.

Our partners at Locked On Sharks have done in-depth podcasts with experts on virtually all of the likely top picks of the 2021 NHL Draft:

Brandon Holmes Talks Up Kent Johnson

Dylan Galloway on Sharks & Luke Hughes

Dylan Krill on Chaz Lucius’s Ceiling

Tony Ferrari on Why Mason McTavish Could Fit Sharks

Eric Dunay Talks Brandt Clarke

Smaht Scouting’s Sam McGilligan on Dylan Guenther

Smaht Scouting’s Josh Tessler Talks Matthew Beniers

Patrik Bexell on Swedes of 2021 Draft, Linus Öberg & Jonathan Dahlén

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andrew

I like a lot of the players that have went to pick 7. Quinn Hughes and Clayton Keller…sweet.

Joshua Zalk

I’ll take it! Who do you envision the Sharks taking at 7 as of now?

david barnard

i’d take Brandt Clarke. or even trade back if there’s an opportunity to pick up a 2nd round pick and get a real center like: Lucius, Raty, or Pinelli later in the 1st.

andrew

Ottawa has picks I hear…

david barnard

yeah, OURS, lol! nice man!!

david barnard

in reality a trade back would more likely be to MTL at #17 overall for their 2nd rd pick. sitting there will probably be some good choices: they could go center w/Pinelli, d-man with Lambos, or even goalie with Cossa.

andrew

Pretty risky considering many prospects didn’t play a full season. Hell Matt Beniers got injured yesterday too which was like the worst time possible for him to get hurt draft wise.

david barnard

OHL players like Pinelli definitely had their draft position negatively impacted by the pandemic policies.

Alaskan_ice

I want Lucius. We probably take Johnson.

andrew

I want a magical rainbow to blind the detroit red wings so they don’t get Eklund.

david barnard

you know there’s always some weirdo GM who goes completely off the boards with his pick in the top 10! look for a potential top 5 to fall into the back half of the “projected” top 10 players. whether that’s a player that falls to the Sharks or not remains to be seen…

andrew

We always get roasted after our first round picks so I assume the weird team will be the Sharks.

david barnard

it’s not like DW doesn’t have priors…

Don V

hoping we can get william eklund. kid looks awesome.

Gary To

Pretty certain they will take a D considering Ds are projected to dominate the top of this draft and that we took 9 forwards last year….and Merkley’s slow development.

andrew

Most likely it depends who CBJ takes if its defensemen. I think it comes down to Clarke and Hughes. Devils want a big defensemen so thats why I assume we won’t get the chance at Power or Edvinsson.

Preston

was hoping for better😔

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whiskerz

Hoping we take Wallstedt or one of the centre’s. We need a higher end Centre prospect in the system, sure we got Bordeleau last year but we need another as Cooch won’t be around forever and who knows what we do with Hertl if we are garbage again this season

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