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Noah Rod Facts

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 11:13 AM PT / News
By Dan Marrazza  - Staff Writer
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Seven picks after taking Julius Bergman with the 46th overall pick, the Sharks used their second second-round selection to make scrappy winger Noah Rod the team’s third straight European draft selection.

Currently playing professionally in Switzerland, Rod is a bit of a Swiss Army Knife, too, in that he is versatile and can do a little bit of everything.

Here’s more on Rod’s background.

  1. Some project him as a bottom-six forward at the NHL level, due to his biggest assets being his hardworking nature, his ability to assimilate himself into almost any role or forward position and because of his excellent penalty-killing skills. However, although he doesn’t have the most natural offensive touch around the net, his foot speed should allow him to consistently generate chances. Much of how he fits in at the NHL level may depend on how he can learn to turn those chances into goals. Bottom-line, though, is that is a fairly safe pick in that he should be able to fill some role at the NHL level.

  2. Graduated to Switzerland’s top professional league late last season, and is expected to play at that level for Genève-Servette – based in Geneva – next season. His Genève-Servette team’s mascots are a pair of eagles named Calvin and Calvina, who are named after John Calvin, who played a major role in leading the Protestant Reformation in Geneva in the 16th century.

  3. His father, Jean-Luc Rod, played professional hockey in Switzerland from 1982-1995. Jean-Luc Rod also represented Switzerland at the 1984 World Junior Championships, where he went up against future NHL players John MacLean, Kirk Muller and Russ Courtnall.

  4. Was born on June 7, 1996, which was during the Stanley Cup Final that concluded with Mike Ricci and the Colorado Avalanche sweeping the Florida Panthers.

  5. Is the first 53rd overall Draft selection in Sharks history. Despite the 53rd slot not necessarily sounding exclusive, it is the same slot that Nicklas Lidstrom was taken with by the Detroit Red Wings in 1989.

MORE SHARKS 2014 NHL DRAFT CLASS FACTS
 Round 1, Pick 27 - F Nikolay Goldobin  Round 3, Pick 81 - F Dylan Sadowy
 Round 2, Pick 46 - D Julius Bergman  Round 4, Pick 102 - D Alexis Vanier
 Round 2, Pick 53 - F Noah Rod  Round 5, Pick 149 - F Rourke Chartier
 Round 3, Pick 72 - F Alex Schoenborn  Round 6, Pick 171 - F Kevin Labanc

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