Three rookie forwards, all younger than the Sharks franchise, are expected to be on San Jose's soon-to-be-released opening night roster.
Hamilton, 21. Also securing a place is goaltender Alex Stalock, who won the battle to be Antti Niemi's backup over Harri Sateri . Stalock, 26, will be entering his first NHL season on an opening night roster, although he is not technically eligible
While Niemi is undisputed number one, the battle to be his backup on opening night is ongoing. Alex Stalock and Harri Sateri remain in camp and both will see more playing time in the Sharks' final two preseason games this weekend.
Sharks' 23-year-old prospect Harri Sateri will get his turn in net on Saturday night as the battle for the backup position continues.
Alex Stalock and Harri Sateri , teammates in Worcester last season, are in a tough competition for the backup goaltender spot.