Sharks Conclude 2012 NHL Draft with Five Selections

San Jose Selected Four Forwards and Two Defenseman Over the Weekend

Saturday, 06.23.2012 / 12:45 PM PT / News
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Sharks Conclude 2012 NHL Draft with Five Selections


SAN JOSE, California – The San Jose Sharks concluded the 2012 NHL Draft today with Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson and Director of Scouting Tim Burke making five selections for a total of six in the two-day draft.

After selecting center Tomas Hertl in the first round (17th overall) on Day One of the 2012 draft, the Sharks made their next selection in the second round (55th overall), choosing center Chris Tierney from the London Knights in the Ontario Hockey League. He was ranked 118th by Central Scouting among all North American Skaters.

Tierney posted 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists), 20 penalty minutes and was a +25 in 65 games. The six-foot, 181-pound native of Keswick, Ontario helped London win the OHL title and earn a berth in the Memorial Cup. He added seven points (five goals, two assists) and four penalty minutes in 19 postseason games.

The Sharks acquired a fourth round selection (109th overall) from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange a seventh round selection in 2012 (191st overall, previously acquired from Tampa Bay) and a fourth round selection in 2013. With the 109th selection, San Jose selected Christophe Lalancette from Acadie-Bathhurst in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was ranked 62nd by Central Scouting among all North American Skaters.

Lalancette, a six-foot, 168-pound right wing from Roberval, Quebec posted 47 points (16 goals, 31 assists and 35 penalty minutes in 63 games with Acadie-Bathhurst.

In the fifth round, San Jose selected center Daniel O’Regan out of St. Sebastian High School in Massachusetts. O’Regan was ranked 76th by Central Scouting among all North American Skaters.

He posted 56 points (21 goals, 35 assists) in 27 games and also played ten games with the United States U-18 team, where he picked up seven points (three goals, four assists). O’Regan is scheduled to attend Boston University this fall and his father, Tom, played for the Pittsburgh Penguins as well as playing professionally in Germany.

In the sixth round, the Sharks took defenseman Clifford Watson out of Sioux City in the USHL. Watson, a stay-at-home defenseman, posted eight points (all assists) in 58 games and 53 penalty minutes last season. He was ranked 170th by Central Scouting among all North American Skaters. He is scheduled to play at Sioux City this upcoming season and then committed to attend Ohio State University.

In the seventh round, with their final selection of the 2012 NHL Draft, San Jose selected defenseman Joakim Ryan from Cornell University. Ryan was ranked 174th overall by Central Scouting among all North American Skaters.

In his freshman season at Cornell, Ryan posted 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) and 20 penalty minutes in 34 games.

Click here for a comprehensive look at the Sharks selections in the 2012 NHL Draft.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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