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2011 NHL Entry Draft Recap

Sharks Select Six Players

Saturday, 06.25.2011 / 4:17 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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2011 NHL Entry Draft Recap
The following is the press release highlighting San Jose's activity in the 2011 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

The San Jose Sharks concluded the 2011 NHL Entry Draft today with Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson and Director of Scouting Tim Burke making six selections.

San Jose traded their second round pick (59th overall) in addition to their third round pick in 2012 to Florida in order to move up to No. 47. They selected left wing Matthew Nieto from Boston University. He was ranked 43rd by Central Scouting among all North American skaters.

Nieto posted 21 points (eight goals, 13 assists) and 16 penalty minutes in 36 games during his freshman year at Boston University. The 5-foot-11, 177-pound native of Long Beach, Calif. won back-to-back gold medals with Team USA at the Under-18 World Championship (2009 and 2010) and participated in the evaluation camp for the 2011 World Junior Championships.

With their third round pick (89th overall), the Sharks selected defenseman Justin Sefton from Sudbury (Ontario Hockey League). Sefton, ranked 89th by Central Scouting among North American skaters, is a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder who posted 11 points (five goals, six assists) along with 124 penalty minutes in 66 games.

San Jose traded their fourth round pick (119th overall) to Winnipeg for picks No. 133 and 194. With the 133rd pick the Sharks selected center Sean Kuraly. The 6-foot-2, 192-pound native of Dublin, Ohio played last season in Indiana (United States Hockey League) where he posted 29 points (eight goals, 21 assists) along with 45 penalty minutes in 51 games. He shared the USHL lead with four shorthanded goals.

With their first pick in the sixth round (166th overall), San Jose selected center Daniil Sobchenko from Yaroslavl of the KHL. In 16 games, he posted two points (one goal, one assist). The 6-foot-2, 192-pound native of Kiev, Ukraine also played for Russia in the World Junior Championships, posting seven points (four goals, three assists) in seven games.

San Jose selected defenseman Dylan Demelo with their second sixth round pick (179th overall). Demelo played in 67 games with Mississauga St. Michael’s of the OHL, posting 27 points (three goals, 24 assists) and 70 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 196-pound London, Ontario native was ranked 121st by Central Scouting among North American skaters.

With the 194th pick acquired earlier in the day from Winnipeg, San Jose selected center Colin Blackwell from St. John’s Prep in Massachusetts. Blackwell posted 66 points (33 goals, 33 assists) in 25 games for St. John’s. The 5-foot-8, 164-pound native of Lawrence, Mass. was ranked 173rd by Central Scouting among North American skaters.

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 33 22 9 2 102 67 46
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
7 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 31 13 13 5 89 104 31
12 COL 32 11 13 8 83 100 30
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 34 13 16 4 29
J. Thornton 34 8 21 2 29
J. Pavelski 34 15 13 5 28
P. Marleau 34 7 20 -1 27
B. Burns 34 10 16 -2 26
T. Wingels 34 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 34 7 7 -3 14
J. Braun 34 1 12 7 13
M. Vlasic 33 4 6 12 10
J. Sheppard 28 4 6 0 10
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 14 7 3 .917 2.42
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