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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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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