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Sharks will select seventh overall in 2021 NHL Draft

June 2, 2021, 8:06 PM ET [0 Comments]
Ben Shelley
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The San Jose Sharks will have the seventh-overall pick in this year’s NHL Draft, as determined by tonight’s draft lottery.


The Sharks were tied for the sixth-worst record in the league this year and this was the second year in a row in which the team didn’t reach the playoffs. San Jose would’ve had the third-overall pick in last year’s draft but it was traded to the Ottawa Senators as part of the Erik Karlsson trade.

The Sharks are picking in a pretty interesting spot. In a regular year, you could probably limit who they’d be picking to a couple of players but this year, it’s anyone’s guess. It’ll be very hard to predict who will still be on the board for the Sharks at seventh overall but with needs in just about every area, the Sharks will certainly be able to get a key player with their pick.

Leading up to the draft, I’ll be releasing articles looking at who the Sharks could select.



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Is there a specific area the Sharks should be looking to draft for?
Forwards
Defense
Goaltending
No, just best player available


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