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BREAKING: Sharks Draft Gannon Laroque

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The San Jose Sharks have drafted Gannon Laroque.

Laroque is a 6-foot-2 defenseman who notched seven points in 21 games for the WHL’s Victoria Royals. He was also selected the team’s top defenseman in their post-season awards.

The San Jose Sharks selected Laroque with the 103rd pick in the fourth round.

“On the ice, Gannon is a competitive, tenacious, and hardworking defender, who already processes the game at a high level despite his relatively young age,” Victoria Royals assistant coach J.F. Best told PNW Hockey Talk.

The San Jose Sharks should make Laroque available to the media shortly.

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david barnard

way, way, way off the board pick. per EP site, only Central Scouting had him ranked (219 NA players).

Orrnumber4

Perhaps, but once you get to this stage in the draft what is the board really? All it takes is one team who has him ranked higher than yours and he could be gone…

david barnard

uhm, there was plenty of meat on the bone at this pick position. if it had to be a big, RHD, Jack Bar is a B-rated prospect in this draft, minimum 2nd pair projection, available at the time. and there were even higher rated d-men if you expand to LHD, such as Ethan Del Mastro (#105), who could’ve gone late 1st-early 2nd.

Orrnumber4

A minimum 2nd-pair player goes in the top-10…

david barnard

not really. when the player is considered a solid 2nd pair player who has a ceiling (with work) of possible 1st pair, that player can be thought to be selected in the 2nd or 3rd round. players slide for various reasons and non reasons.

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