With the 140th overall selection at the NHL Draft, the San Jose Sharks have selected Jake Furlong of the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound, left-handed defenseman picked up four goals and 38 assists through 67 regular-season games with the Mooseheads in the 2021-22 season.
Furlong is the third blueliners that the San Jose Sharks have selected today, after Mattias Havelid and Michael Fisher.
The EliteProspects 2022 NHL Draft Guide had some positives to say about the blueliner, but noted that he still has quite a bit of development ahead of him:
“All of the basic components that an NHL team looks for in a defenceman are there with Jake Furlong. The mobility and handling skills to break out pucks, and the physical ability to play as an effective defender at the next level. He’s active, willing to join plays, and empties the tank on most shifts. The defenceman has a relatively solid foundation of technical ability and habits that should lead, in time, to a professional role on a blue line.”
Furlong says he’s going to San Jose Sharks development camp next week.
Furlong grew up in Halifax, remembers watching Timo Meier as a kid. Models his game after Devon Toews
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