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MONTREAL – Who will the San Jose Sharks select with the 11th pick of the 2022 NHL Draft? We’re about to find out – the first round begins at 4 PM PT/7 PM ET tonight at the Bell Centre.

While the Sharks could go off the board, San Jose Hockey Now spoke with two NHL scouts from outside organizations just days before the Draft, and they generally agree on the pool of prospects that the Sharks will likely to be choosing from at No. 11.

Industry consensus is that top prospects Shane Wright, Juraj Slavkofsky, Logan Cooley, Simon Nemec, David Jiricek, and Cutter Gauthier will not drop to the San Jose Sharks.

“It’ll be Joakim Kemell, Jonathan Lekkerimaki, Matthew Savoie, Kevin Korchinski, or Marco Kasper. My guess is that’s the pool they’ll be picking from,” Scout #1 told SJHN.

Forwards Conor Geekie, Brad Lambert, Frank Nazar, and Danila Yurov, and defenseman Pavel Mintyukov are also sensible selections in this range, but these scouts weren’t as high on them for a variety of reasons.

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Trade it away and get someone that you can use right now rather than 3 yrs down the road. Who knows who will stand out next year. I am still hoping it’s used to trade Karlsson back to Ottawa! They need a right defenseman and the fans really like him. Make it happen Ottawa!!

david barnard

trade it away for a player who won’t transform the team single-handedly into a winner right now is just the kind of thinking that Grier just railed against. it’s short-sighted, and extremely unrealistic for the a Sharks team that’s very far outside their “window” of competitiveness. acquiring young “special” players (or at the least trading down in the draft to acquire a volume of good players) is the route to building up the long term success of an org.


Joakim Kemmel said the strangest question he was asked was by San Jose (DW Jr.?), to wit, how long it took him to grow his barely visible mustache. Look at the intensity in Kemmel’s eyes. You see it don’t you? He’s a playoff winner. He’ll do whatever it takes to win even if he has to spear a D-man in the plums to gain position net-front. He’ll slewfoot a guy against the boards in puck battles. But yeah, I like Kemmel. If he’s there, grab him. Something about his on ice body language makes me think he’s going to be… Read more »


I saw it after the combine interviews went up on tsn. I don’t usually click on those but for some reason I clicked on Kemell’s where he was responding a reporter asking him what the strangest question he received was. I don’t know who from the Sharks interviews players, but here’s the link:

If link doesn’t post, g search Kemell surprised that NHL team wanted to talk about his mustache. Someone also posted it to twitter.


He said he thought it was San Jose when he was thinking about the questions he received, so don’t if it’s 100% from them.


Chicago just traded their main goal scorer, Debrincat to Ottawa for the 7th pick, so you can count on them probably taking a scorer ahead of SJ, unless one of the top 2 D fall to #7.. don’t know if Chihawks have need at RD.

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