Sharks summer development camp roster


Sharks summer development camp roster

2012 San Jose Sharks - Summer Development Camp Roster

70 Colin Blackwell 5-8 180 R 32893 Lawrence, Massachusetts Harvard
90 Riley Brace 5-11 170 L 3792 Woodlawn, Ontario Mississauga
73 Chris Crane 6-1 185 R 12291 West Chester, Ohio Ohio State
89 Gabriel Desjardins 5-11 200 L 11992 Montreal, Quebec HalifaxQuebec
79 Cody Ferriero 5-11 200 R 121991 Boston, Massachusetts Northeastern
87 Max Gaede 6-2 190 R 32792 Woodbury, Minnesota MN State
85 Curt Gogol 6-1 190 L 92191 Calgary, Alberta Worcester
84 Yanni Gourde 5-9 170 L 121591 St. Narcisse, Quebec Victoriaville Worcester
75 Freddie Hamilton 6-1 190 R 1192 Toronto, Ontario Niagara
48 Tomas Hertl 6-2 200 L 111293 Prague, Czech Slavia Praha HC
86 Sean Kuraly 6-2 190 L 12093 Dublin, Ohio Indiana
82 Christophe Lalancette 6-0 170 R 5694 Roberval, Quebec Acadie-Bathurst
81 Rob Linsmayer 5-11 200 R 3590 Winnetka, Illinois Holy Cross
63 James Livingston 6-1 210 R 3890 Newmarket, Ontario Worcester
76 Ty Loney 6-3 185 R 3192 Valencia, Pennsylvania Denver
71 Chris McCarthy 6-1 190 R 73091 Collegeville, Pennsylvania Vermont
83 Matthew Nieto 5-11 180 L 11592 Long Beach, California Boston U.
67 Travis Oleksuk 6-0 200 L 2389 Thunder Bay, Ontario Minnesota Duluth
65 Daniel ORegan 5-9 165 R 13094 Berlin, Germany St. Sebastian
64 Taylor Peters 6-3 210 L 12492 Delta, British Columbia Portland
72 Braden Pimm 6-0 200 L 122889 Fort St. John, British Columbia Northeastern
56 Brodie Reid 6-1 200 R 92589 Delta, British Columbia Worcester
49 Rylan Schwartz 5-10 195 L 1890 Wilcox, Saskatchewan Colorado College
78 Caston Sommer 6-3 185 R 102791 Shewsbury, Massachusetts Bismarck
40 Sebastian Stalberg 6-0 190 R 63090 Gothenburg, Sweden Vermont Worcester
38 Danill Tarasov 6-0 170 L 62091 Moscow, Russia Indiana
50 Chris Tierney 6-0 180 L 7194 Keswick, Ontario London

51 Konrad Abeltshauser 6-5 215 L 9292 Bad Tolz, Germany Halifax
62 Sena Acolatse 6-0 205 R 112890 Hayward, California Worcester
74 Dylan DeMelo 6-0 200 R 5193 London, Ontario Mississauga Worcester
77 Taylor Doherty 6-7 235 R 3291 Cambridge, Ontario Worcester
53 Lee Moffie 6-1 205 L 82990 Wallingford, Connecticut Michigan
41 Ben Paulides 6-2 200 R 82691 Los Gatos, California Miami-Ohio
47 Joakim Ryan 5-10 185 L 61793 Rumson, New Jersey Cornell
59 Justin Sefton 6-2 220 R 41493 Thunder Bay, Ontario Sudbury
80 Matt Tennyson 6-2 210 R 42390 Pleasanton, California Michigan Worcester
45 Clifford Watson 6-2 200 L 122193 Sheboygan, Wisconsin Sioux City
61 Cameron Wind 6-1 210 L 12592 Barrie Ontario Brampton

33 Thomas Heemskerk 6-0 185 R 41190 Chilliwack, B.Columbia Stockton Worcester
36 Shane Madolora 5-10 175 L 1987 Salinas, California R.I.T.
30 Taylor Nelson 6-1 180 L 5388 Regina, Saskatchewan Ferris State

Sorensen returns to Sharks after having 'positive impact' last season

Sorensen returns to Sharks after having 'positive impact' last season

Editor's Note: The above video is from March 2, 2017

One of the Sharks’ young forwards expected to challenge for a full time roster spot this season has been re-signed.

Marcus Sorensen, who started the year in the AHL before working his way up to the Sharks, signed a two-year contract extension the team announced on Tuesday. A source told NBC Sports California that the deal is worth $700,000 at the NHL level for each of the next two seasons.

In 19 regular season games with the Sharks, Sorensen, 25, posted one goal and three assists. He appeared in all six playoff games against Edmonton, posting one goal and one assist.

In 43 games with the AHL Barracuda, Sorensen had 17 goals and 17 assists for 34 points.

"The time he spent with the Sharks this season, and the positive impact he had, proved that he can be an effective player at the highest level,” assistant general manager Joe Will said in a statement.

Sorensen originally signed with the Sharks as a free agent on May 13, 2016. He was originally drafted by Ottawa in the fourth round of the 2010 draft, but spent six seasons playing in Sweden before joining San Jose.

Sorensen was a restriced free agent. The Sharks have just one RFA left to sign in forward Barclay Goodrow.

Mailbag: Will Sharks miss Marleau's leadership? Thornton to be bumped?

Mailbag: Will Sharks miss Marleau's leadership? Thornton to be bumped?

Now that the dust has settled on the draft and free agency, here’s a meaty offseason Sharks mailbag before my vacation…

Who will replace Patty's leadership? (philip malan‏ @pmalan1979)

Patrick Marleau was a good example for other players in that he always came to camp in great shape and took care of himself between games, allowing him to be very productive into his later years. 

But let’s not overblow it. From what I understand, Marleau preferred to avoid confrontation, and was never the guy in the dressing room challenging other players to step up. That was left more to guys like Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski, with Logan Couture growing into that role in recent years, too. When it comes to veteran leadership there are other guys still in the dressing room of more value than Marleau. His leaving town shouldn’t change the dynamic.

Will Thornton be bumped from the top line center role? Who do you think will replace Marleau on the PP? (Elle‏ @LikeShiningOil)

The whole “top line” designation is something that us writers and broadcasters like to use, and I’m going to keep using it for Thornton so long as he and Pavelski are on the same line. That said, there will be plenty of games where the Couture line gets more even-strength ice time than the Thornton line. I guess my point here is don’t read too much into the labels. I don’t expect Thornton’s ice time to go down from what it was last season. He’s averaged 18 minutes and change in each of the past five seasons, and probably will again.

As for replacing Marleau on the power play, I would tab Tomas Hertl as the frontrunner, but I’m sure the Sharks will try a number of different looks there in training camp. After finishing 25th in the NHL last season they pretty much have to, right?

How will the lines roll this season, if you were to prognosticate now? (Erik Kuhre @Puckguy14)

It seems like we say this every year, but it depends on where the Sharks see Hertl slotting in. Last season Hertl started out on the wing of the top line after offseason knee surgery before moving to center fairly quickly. I know he battled through yet another knee injury during the season, but Hertl’s 22 points in 49 games was a disappointing total.

If the season were starting today, I’d put Hertl on the wing of the Thornton line again with, of course, Pavelski on the other side. Here’s what I’ve got in that scenario:

Tomas Hertl – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski
Timo Meier – Logan Couture – Joonas Donskoi
Jannik Hansen – Chris Tierney – Mikkel Boedker
Melker Karlsson – Ryan Carpenter – Joel Ward

Extras: Marcus Sorensen, Kevin Labanc, Barclay Goodrow

(One guy who is really going to have to fight to keep his spot is Ward. I could see him getting pushed out, but for now I’m leaving him in).

Will there be a tough guy in the lineup to protect the kids? (Jim Kelley)

The Sharks signed free agent Brandon Bollig a couple weeks ago to replace Micheal Haley, but I don’t seem him as a regular in the NHL lineup. Bollig could be a guy they recall if they think it’s necessary to dress a pugilist, like when Pete DeBoer brought up Haley late in the 2015-16 season for the sole reason of fighting Darnell Nurse, who had jumped Sharks defenseman Roman Polak just two weeks earlier for no real reason.

Do you think Chris Tierney is capable of more point production at this point in his career? (Ian Stephenson)

Count me among those that thought Tierney was ready to have a better season last year after his strong performance in the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Still, he’s just 23 years old, and his line in the series against Edmonton with Meier and Sorensen was a very effective one for long stretches of play. This is a huge year for Tierney, who had to settle for the Sharks’ one-year, $735,000 qualifying offer. Perform, and he’ll get paid. Struggle, and he could be on the move.

Do you think the Sharks will trade either Grosenick or Dell? Doesn't seem Grosenick has much more to prove in AHL. (Chris Greni)

No, they’ll hold on to all three for the time being. Getting Troy Grosenick re-signed to a one-year deal was a nice move on the Sharks’ part, considering Aaron Dell still has just 20 games of NHL experience. Perhaps if they both continue to play well the Sharks could dangle one as trade bait later in the year, but it wouldn’t make sense at this point. 

Any thoughts on DW using the offer sheet to bring in scoring help? There’s several serviceable RFAs out there still waiting for contracts. (Tony Martinico)

Keep in mind that some of those high end RFAs, like Colton Parayko, Nino Niederreiter and Tomas Tatar are currently headed for arbitration, which takes the offer sheet off the table.

Purely speculation here, but I have to wonder if the Sharks have at least kicked around trying to ink Leon Draisaitl to an offer sheet. You have to think Berlin native Hasso Plattner would love to add the “German Gretzky” to the roster. I know we're settling into the part of the NHL offseason where typically nothing happens, but it was July 19 when the Flyers signed Shea Weber to a monster offer sheet five years ago.

And, of course, Doug Wilson has used the power of the offer sheet in the past, signing Niklas Hjalmarsson in 2010 and then using the threat of an offer sheet with Boston to acquire Martin Jones.

Which Cuda player, aside from Meier, Labanc and Sorensen, would you expect to be a dark horse and could make the big team out of camp? (olin @sleepymofo)

Keep in mind that the sixth and defensemen spots are open, too. I would presume that Dylan DeMelo is the frontrunner to replace David Schlemko, but Tim Heed and Joakim Ryan are coming off of strong seasons in the AHL. Perhaps one of them overtakes DeMelo in training camp.

As for other forwards than those you mentioned, Goodrow could end challenging for a spot on the fourth line. I get plenty of questions about Danny O’Regan, too, and perhaps he makes a push. The issue with O’Regan is that although he’s a skilled player in the minors, he’s probably not quite skilled enough to make up for his small frame at the NHL level. I view him more as a fill-in guy.

Any word on [Barclay] Goodrow and [Marcus] Sorenson? I'm assuming they didn't sign their QO's? (DaveBPilot‏ @DaveBPilot)

Yes, that’s safe to assume, since the deadline was Saturday. They remain RFAs, and negotiations will surely continue.

Still, it’s worth mentioning what happened last year with Matt Nieto. The forward didn’t sign his qualifying offer, as he was pushing for a multi-year deal, and ended up signing for one year for less than he would have made had he accepted the original offer. He was waived and claimed by Colorado.