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SJHN Podcast: Wilson Jr. on Sharks Draft Trends, Eklund Surprise, Ferraro



The San Jose Hockey Now Podcast debuts with Doug Wilson Jr.!

Nick Flohr and Sheng Peng chat with the San Jose Sharks’ director of scouting on a wide range of topics, from what’s going with his hair (34:30), San Jose draft trends (48:20), which teams he thought would beat the Sharks to William Eklund (55:20), and how he wasn’t leaving the 2017 draft floor without Mario Ferraro (59:50).

“I didn’t think that there was a chance [Eklund] was getting through that alleyway of Columbus and Detroit at five-six. Columbus has a Finnish general manager who does a very good job. [Detroit GM] Steve Yzerman is unbelievable and he just keeps everything so tight, but they draft lots of Swedish players,” Wilson Jr. told the SJHN Podcast. “Once Mason McTavish went to Anaheim at three, we thought there might be an opportunity. But I never thought he was getting past five or six.”

Before we get to Wilson Jr., Nick and Sheng also dive into San Jose Sharks development camp. What are scouts outside the Sharks organization telling us about Ryan Merkley’s defensive game? (12:50) And where did one of them rank Eklund on his list? (33:15)

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Nick H.

If you never have another episode you can still call this podcast a success based on this interview. Great conversation with Doug Jr!

[…] SJHN Podcast: Wilson Jr. on Sharks Draft Trends, Eklund Surprise, Ferraro […]


Sheng, congratulations on the new podcast.
Good stuff with Nick. I am getting more and more into DWjr. He has smarts and character. I think he has a big road ahead.
Looking forward to more!!


I wanted to add that DWjr made a comment about Ferraro. Each team has their board and you go get your guy. Fans focus only on stats. It is all the unknowns that these scouts eat al know that we just don’t.


Out of curiosity, how often will you be podcasting??

david barnard

enjoyed it, thanks SP!

[…] Sharks are the team that trusted me and drafted me,” Ferraro noted, of the franchise that “reached” on him in the second round of the 2017 NHL Draft. “I’m very loyal to this to this […]

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