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

Mailbag: Which Sharks player is most likely to be traded?


Mailbag: Which Sharks player is most likely to be traded?

No one asked, but I’m going to begin this week’s mailbag with my prediction for the Stanley Cup Final – Preds in six. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to a few of your questions…

Most likely to be moved this off-season? (Nik @niknisj25)

If the Sharks do make a move – and I’ve argued here that I think it may be time for a shakeup – they’ll surely be looking for someone up front to boost the offense. In that case, they’d likely have to sacrifice a defenseman or two.

The Sharks defense is the strength of the organization at the moment, as they had one of the best one-through-seven groups in the NHL this season. But it’s also an expensive one. The Sharks have nearly $27 million committed to their top seven defensemen next season, while Marc-Edouard Vlasic is due for a hefty raise beginning in 2018-19.

One name that could be intriguing to other teams is Justin Braun. The 30-year-old has been a part of the Sharks’ top shut down pair with Vlasic for several seasons now, and is signed for the next three years at a reasonable $3.8 million cap hit. The Sharks could potentially move him for offensive help, and slot in a guy like David Schlemko alongside Vlasic, while finally giving Dylan DeMelo a chance to play on a nightly basis on the third pair. A Vlasic-Schlemko pair could be more offensive than Vlasic-Braun, too, because as adept as they were at keeping the puck out of their own net, the Sharks didn’t get many goals from their defenders outside of Burns.

Of course, the upcoming expansion draft all but assures that nothing will happen until Las Vegas selects its team on June 21. If the Sharks lose a defenseman to the Golden Knights, they’ll be more reluctant to move another one. Still, with guys like Joakim Ryan, Tim Heed, Julius Bergman, Mirco Mueller and now Radim Simek in the pipeline, the club might be able to handle a couple departures.

How do we fix the power play next season? Bring in a coach that could help us? Change up the lines, or style of play? (adam smith @kickback408)

One thing that won’t be happening is a new coach, as Doug Wilson recently confirmed that Steve Spott would be back alongside Pete DeBoer. Bob Boughner could move on if he gets hired as a head coach elsewhere, but Boughner’s focus is the team’s defense and penalty kill.

Obviously, the future of the power play depends on who is on the roster, beginning with Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. Both saw their power play production dip this season.

Thornton went from 29 power play points in 2015-16 to 19 this season (he had eight power play goals in 2015-16, and just one this season). Marleau saw a decline from 25 power play points in 2015-16 to 16 last season. Even if both return, it may be time to try other bodies on the top unit.

Do you see Meier, Labanc and/or Sorensen having a breakout season next year? Or anyone else on the Barracuda? (Colin Dunn @ColinDunnACA)

Someone better had, because this team needs to start getting younger, and soon. One of the bigger disappointments of the 2016-17 season is that none of them apparently showed the coaching staff that they were prepared to play on a nightly basis at the NHL level.

Timo Meier and Marcus Sorensen, I would surmise, are at the top of the depth chart as far as forwards go. Their line in the playoffs with center Chris Tierney was the Sharks’ best through the early part of the series with Edmonton. As for Kevin Labanc, I think he’s fallen a bit since he had a brief run of success for the Sharks in December.

While the Sharks did a good job stockpiling some young players through the 2013-15 drafts, they’ve traded away a number of picks in recent years. In last year’s draft they didn’t have a first or third round pick; this year they don’t have any picks in the second, third or fourth rounds; and in 2018 they are already without their second and third round picks. 

It’s great to accumulate young players, but at some point they have to break through. Now is the time.

Sharks, Robinson parting ways after five seasons

Sharks, Robinson parting ways after five seasons

After five seasons with the Sharks, Larry Robinson is leaving the organization.

Robinson, 65, spent the last three seasons as the club's director of player development. He served as an associate coach from 2012-14.

TSN in Montreal and the Montreal Gazette originally reported the news.

The Sharks confirmed that Robinson's contract would be expiring, and general manager Doug Wilson told NBC Sports California that the divorce was amicable, and "because of geography." Robinson lives in Florida.

According to the Montreal Gazette

Robinson’s contract with the Sharks expires on July 1, but agent Donnie Cape said Thursday that San Jose general manager Doug Wilson has given him permission to speak with other teams. Robinson lives in Bradenton, Fla., and the long travel distance to San Jose is one of big the reasons he’s looking for a new team to work for.

Robinson seemed to ponder retirement in 2014, but signed a three-year extension to remain in the Sharks' front office. He worked mostly from his home in Florida the past two seasons, making occasional trips to San Jose, including during training camp.

In the summer of 2015, Robinson underwent surgery for skin cancer.

Recognized as one of the best defensemen in NHL history, Robinson won six Stanley Cup championships with the Montreal Canadiens as a player, and holds the NHL record for playing 20 straight seasons in the playoffs. A 10-time All-Star and two-time Norris Trophy winner, Robinson was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995.

Robinson was the head coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 1995-99, and the New Jersey Devils from 1999-2002 and again in 2005-06. He led the Devils to the Stanley Cup in 2000. Robinson has nine Stanley Cup rings as a player and coach.

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The Sharks did not renew the contract of pro scout Jason Rowe, who had been with the organization for the past nine seasons. Rowe focused on eastern NHL and AHL teams.