Sharks add seven more players on Day 2 of NHL Draft

Sharks add seven more players on Day 2 of NHL Draft
June 28, 2014, 8:30 am
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Day 2 of the NHL Draft in Philadelphia includes Rounds 2-7. (USATSI)

PHILADELPHIA -- The Sharks selected seven more players in the second and final day of the NHL Entry Draft at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.

- San Jose traded up with Nashville to select Julius Bergman, a puck-moving Swedish defenseman, in the second round (46th overall). Bergman is listed at six-foot, 187-pounds, and had 34 points (13g, 21a) in 43 games with Frolunda of the Swedish junior league last season. He is a right-handed shot.

The Sharks gave up their 51st overall pick and a fourth round selection in 2015 to Nashville to move up six places and select the 18-year-old Bergman, who was the 19th-ranked European skater by NHL Central Scouting.

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- Forward Noah Rod, a native of Switzerland, was taken with the 53rd overall pick, previously acquired from Pittsburgh for defenseman Douglas Murray. Rod, 18, had 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points in 31 games with Geneve Servette in the Swiss junior league last season. He is listed at five-foot-10, 172 pounds.

Rod was ranked 27th among European skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

- San Jose then traded its early third round pick, 62nd overall acquired on Friday from Chicago, to Nashville in exchange for the 72nd and 102nd selections.

Alex Schoenborn, a six-foot, 196-pound right wing, was taken with the 72nd pick. The 18-year-old North Dakota native had 36 points (18g, 18a) and 121 penalty minutes for Portland of the WHL last season. Schoenborn was ranked 78th among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting.

- Left wing Dylan Sadowy was chosen later in the third round (81st overall). The six-foot, 183-pound Ontario native had 27 goals and nine assists for 36 points and 69 penalty minutes for Saginaw (OHL) last season. He led his team in goals.

Sadowy, who said the Sharks had been in contact with him prior to the draft, said most of his goals are from close range.

“Drive hard to the net, get a lot of the dirty goals, play physical and get a lot of the garbage goals, pretty much,” he said.

Sadowy also played against Sharks first round pick Nikolay Goldobin, and said he knows him “pretty well.”

“He’s a goal-scorer, offensive forward that just has real good hands and finish in tight,” Sadowy said of Goldobin.

Sadowy indicated he was close with Saginaw’s Terry Trafford, who tragically killed himself in March. “He’s always with me,” Sadowy said.

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- Defenseman Alexis Vanier was the Sharks’ fourth round selection (102 overall). At six-foot-five and 225 pounds, Vanier was the biggest player chosen by the Sharks, but he’s currently rehabbing from a shoulder injury (labrum) after undergoing major surgery in April. He expects to be ready by late September.

The 18-year-old Quebec native had 15 goals and 21 assists for 36 points in 61 games for Baie-Comeau of the Quebec junior league in 2013-14. Vanier pointed out – twice – that he considers himself a rugged player.

“I’m a tough guy. I have a good shot. My first pass is always on the tape, and I’m a tough guy,” he said.

- The Sharks wrapped up the draft by choosing center Rourke Chartier in the fifth round and left wing Kevin Labanc in the sixth round. Chartier had 58 points (24g, 34a) in 72 games with Kelowna (WHL), while Labanc posted 35 points (11g, 24a) in 65 games with Barrie (OHL).

Labanc was in attendance, and admitted he was getting a little antsy as the later rounds continued.

“I was definitely nervous. It was a long wait, but I’m glad it’s over with,” said Labanc, a Brooklyn native.

“I’m just a hard-worker, two-way player. I do whatever I can for the team. I’m very competitive.”