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Who Might Sharks Pick in Middle Rounds? Scouts Talk San Jose’s Draft Tendencies (+)

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MONTREAL — The San Jose Sharks don’t have a second-round pick in the 2022 Draft, but there’s plenty of value after the second.

Where are these areas of value? And what are some potential Sharks’ Draft tendencies that might emerge in the later rounds?

I spoke with two NHL scouts from outside organizations about the pockets of depth in this year’s Draft and discussed our perceptions of what Sharks director of scouting Doug Wilson Jr. and assistant general manager Tim Burke might look harder at than other teams on the second day.

“I’m actually really excited about some of the pockets in the mid-rounds,” Wilson Jr. shared on the last episode of the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast.

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What’s he talking about?

“I don’t think I’d tell you,” Wilson Jr. said with a smile in Friday’s pre-Draft availability.

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Well, okay.

So I asked these scouts their thoughts about where a weak Draft might be strong after the second round. After the 11th selection, the San Jose Sharks have picks 76, 108, 138, 140, 172, 195, 204, and 217. That’s a first-rounder, a third, a fourth, two fifth-rounders, a sixth, and three seventh-rounders.

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