The San Jose Sharks own eight picks in the upcoming 2013 NHL Entry Draft on Sunday in Newark, NJ, and the league revealed the order of those selections on Wednesday.
The Sharks are slotted to choose 20th overall in the first round, and their three picks in the second round are 49, 50 and 58 overall. San Jose has its own second round pick (50), as well as the New York Rangers’ selection (49) as part of the Ryane Clowe trade, and Pittsburgh’s pick (58) as part of the Douglas Murray trade.
The Sharks are one of five teams with as many as four picks in the first two rounds. Their other choices include a fourth round pick (111 overall); a fifth round pick (141 overall); and two selections in the seventh round (201 and 207).
[RELATED: Sharks sign top prospect Tomas Hertl]
The Sharks traded their third round pick to Minnesota in 2011 for James Sheppard, and sent their sixth round pick to Nashville for defenseman Scott Hannan on April 3, 2013.
Their fourth round pick was re-acquired from Chicago in exchange for Michal Handzus on April 1, 2013.
San Jose has had just two first round picks in the last five years, and one of them (Charlie Coyle) is playing in Minnesota after he was a part of the Brent Burns deal two seasons ago. Tomas Hertl was selected in the first round (17th overall) last summer, and is expected to challenge for a roster spot in training camp.