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Dylan Sadowy Facts

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 3:26 PM / News
By Dan Marrazza  - Staff Writer
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Dylan Sadowy Facts
Here are some quick facts about Sharks 2014 third round draft selection Dylan Sadowy.

A year ago, Dylan Sadowy wasn’t even ranked by Central Scouting.

Since then, he transformed himself from a fourth-line player in junior hockey to one of the Ontario Hockey League’s elite goal scorers.

It’s this goal-scoring ability, in addition to the manner that Sadowy proved that he’s capable of such rapid improvement, that led to him bursting onto the NHL radar and being taken 81st overall in the third round by the Sharks in the 2014 NHL Draft.

  1. Is considered a player that a year ago was not much of a prospect, who skyrocketed into the spotlight by exploding for 27 goals playing for the Ontario Hockey League’s Saginaw (Michigan) Spirit this past season. Sadowy’s breakout season in Saginaw came after a near-disastrous rookie junior season in 2012-13, when he only scored two goals in 61 games.

  2. In the addition to improving his offensive numbers, Sadowy also tremendously improved his all-around game this past season, boosting his plus/minus rating from -13 to +14 in one season.

  1. Sadowy’s breakout season with Saginaw came in the midst of tragedy, as members of the Spirit had to suffer the agony of having teammate Terry Trafford going missing, only to turn up dead at the age of 20 as a result of what’s believed to be a suicide. On his Draft day, Sadowy spoke glowingly of his friendship with Trafford, whose spirit he feels is with him every day.

  2. Another major ingredient that contributed to the rise in Sadowy’s Draft stock was that he tested extremely well at the NHL Combine in May, finishing in the top 10 in virtually every strength test.

  1. Sadowy’s coach with Saginaw is former NHL player Greg Gilbert, who during his own playing career was the only player to ever win the Stanley Cup with both the New York Islanders (1983) and the New York Rangers (1994).

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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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 48 31 13 4 156 117 66
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 49 25 18 9 43
L. Couture 49 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 45 10 29 0 39
B. Burns 49 11 25 -5 36
P. Marleau 49 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 49 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 48 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 43 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 11 5 .911 2.58
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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