Freddie Hamilton, the Sharks' 22-year-old forward, has yet to prove he belongs in the NHL. But as the club rebuilds, he may get his chance.
Forward Andrew Desjardins adds some much needed grit to the Sharks' fourth line in a brutal Western Conference, but he'll have to prove his worth.
Jason Demers is coming off a breakout season. With a new contract extension, the Sharks expect him to make Dan Boye's departure easy.
The Sharks announced the start date for their 2014 training camp as well as two "futures" games against the Anaheim Ducks.
It's doubtful Logan Couture's on-ice role will change much this season, but his responsibilities off-ice are an entirely different matter.