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 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 170 272 56

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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