The San Jose Sharks aren’t going anywhere in the 2022 NHL Draft.
After this evening’s Draft lottery, they will be picking No. 11 in the first round of the Draft on July 7th. They came into tonight with the 11th-best odds of winning the lottery.
Instead, it’s the Montreal Canadiens who will draft No. 1, followed by the New Jersey Devils and the Arizona Coyotes. The Seattle Kraken, Philadelphia Flyers, Columbus Blue Jackets, Ottawa Senators, Detroit Red Wings, Buffalo Sabres, and Anaheim Ducks will also precede the Sharks.
There will be, however, a plethora of promising prospects available to the San Jose Sharks at No. 11.
According to Corey Pronman of The Athletic, Danila Yurov, Jonathan Lekkerimaki, Ivan Miroshnichenko, Marco Kasper, and Denton Mateychuk are among the prospects who might be available at No. 11.
Montreal Hockey Now’s Marco D’Amico has Lekkerimaki, Conor Geekie, Kevin Korchinski, Brad Lambert, or Liam Ohgren possibly in that spot:
The last 10 No. 11 picks have been respectively, from 2020 to 2011 – the 2021 No. 11 pick was forfeited by the Arizona Coyotes – Yaroslav Askarov, Victor Soderstrom, Oliver Wahlstrom, Gabriel Vilardi, Logan Brown, Lawson Crouse, Kevin Fiala, Samuel Morin, Filip Forsberg, and Duncan Siemens.
Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, and Jarome Iginla have also been selected there.
The San Jose Sharks have picked No. 11 once in the Draft, selecting Jeff Friesen in 1994. Friesen had a solid 12-year NHL career, named to the NHL’s All-Rookie Team in 1995 and winning a Stanley Cup in 2003.
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