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Sharks draft review Written by Sharky - July 26th, 2009

An in depth review of the Sharks 2009 entry draft

The draft is done and the Sharks have been busy as usual. After finishing with the leagues worst record and winning the draft lottery (They didnt have the f'in pick), the Sharks GM knew he had to get the job done with the picks he had. The Sharks made a total of 16 selections and here is the scouting report on each.

Round 1

Jacob Josefson, Djurgarden (SEL)
Center
6'0 187
Shoots Left
Hometown Bromma, Sweden

Scouting Report:
Josefson is a highly skilled center. He plays a strong two-way game and is a very good, all-round player. Hockey sense is excellent and skating ability and technical skills are above average. Nice creativity with the puck and Josefson is also a talented playmaker and decent goal scorer. However, he could use some work on his shot and not always look for the pass, but to finish plays by himself. Makes smart decisions and plays a mature game. Gets involved in the rough stuff and plays the body at times. Is strong, both physically and mentally, and stands out with his very good defensive game.


Round 2

Anton Rodin, Byrnas Jr. (Swe. Jr)
RW
5'11 174
Shoots: Left
Hometown Stockholm, Sweden

Scouting Report:
Rödin's offensive game stands out thanks to his superb skating, his shot, hockey sense and puck handling. Usually scores quite spectacular goals and does not shy away from playing physical. Could use some more strength though.He has the offensive arsenal to be a productive player in the future, but has also the fundamental skills to be used as a role- and checking line player.

Round 3

Brandon Pirri, Georgetown (OJHL)
Center
5'11 163
Shoots: Left
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario

Scouting Report:
At just 160 pounds Pirri has shown the ability to use his light frame effectively against bigger players in the OJHL. His puck handling and play making skills are by far his strongest attributes as he combines both of them with excellent decision making. He is a good skater and can beat a defender one on one at either full speed of half speed. Aggressive on the fore check but won't cause any physical damage to a defenseman. Game may be best suited for NCAA game.

Philip Samuelsson, Chicago (USHL)
Defence
6'2 198
Shoots: Left
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Scouting Report:
A very green, but reliable defensive-defensemen who is still developing. Samuelsson lacks the skill of most drafted defenders, however. He gets himself into a good position, which makes him a big presence down low. Very conscious in his own end. Does a good job of getting stick in passing lanes and forcing turnovers, especially with a poke check. Should take the play to the opposition instead of waiting. Average skater who needs work to on improving his overall footwork, strength, and stride. Also needs to become more efficient moving the puck out of his own zone. Has a tendency to try and force the puck up ice. Generally stays glued on the back end in the offensive zone. Developing a hard shot from the backend. Needs to get quicker with his hands in all areas. Sees time on special teams.

Round 4

Kyle Bigos, Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
Defence
6'5 230
Shoots: Right
Hometown: Upland, California

Scouting Report: Besides his impressive size, Bigos is a very capable defender. He uses his size advantage and hockey sense to shut down opposition forwards. Scouts also say he has a hard and heavy shot from the point. Bigos will play for Merrimack of Hockey East next season.

Marcus Foligno, Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
LW
6'1 203
Shoots: Left
Hometown: Sudbury, Ontario

Scouting Report: Foligno has shown a willingness and an aptitude for the physical side of the game. In his second full OHL season he also improved on his offensive game immeasurably. What's lacking is a commitment to defensive responsibility. His physicality and aptitude for the grittier aspects of the game show that he has the potential to be a solid two-way player, but it's something that a team will have to base its draft of this prospect on spec, as he hasn't shown it yet.

Round 5

Patrick Wey, Waterloo (USHL)
Defence
6'3 203
Shoots: Right
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Scouting Report:
Wey made tremendous strides this year in the USHL, going from six points in 2007-08 to 34 points in 2008-09. Even with these offensive contributions, Wey's overall skill set is more tuned to the defensive side of the game. The soon to be Boston College Eagle has great mobility for a big man, a strong poke check, and solid positioning. Solid, but not flashy when hitting, Wey makes a strong outlet pass out of the zone which helps his teams rush up the ice. If there is any weakness that needs to be worked on, it is his shot. Most big defensemen have strong, low shots, and Wey should have plenty of time to work on this playing for coach Jerry York at Boston College.

Round 6

Evan Bloodoff, Kelowna (WHL)
LW
5'11 190
Shoots: Left
Hometown: Nelson, BC

Scouting Report:
Bloodoff is a speedy winger who plays a reliable two-way game. His offensive upside is limited -- in fact, he scored more goals last year (15) than this year (12). However, he played on a pretty veteran team that is facing the prospect of losing up to seven forwards this offseason, thus opening up ice time for Bloodoff. As a late 1990-born player, Bloodoff could emerge as a leader and could potentially end up in a scoring role. He's generously listed at 5'11 and played a defense-first role this season. He forechecks well, and finishes his hits when he can, although he could use more strength. His speed is top notch, he's a strong skater in every aspect. He's surrounded by a winning environment in Kelowna and could have some untapped potential that was buried among a star-studded lineup. So far he hasn't shown much offensive upside, projecting more as a fourth-line energy player at the next level.

Round 7


Mitchell Callahan, Kelowna (WHL)
RW
5'10 175
Shoots: Right
Hometown: Whittier, California

Scouting Report: Long since has the time passed when an agitator/scrapper type player was drafted by the Wings, but that’s exactly what they get in Callahan. While he put up 27 points as a member of the Kelowna Rockets, his most visible statistic is his 188 penalty minutes. At 5'11, he won't be a fighter in the NHL, but rather get under one's skin from the fourth line.

Joe Cannata, Merrimack (NCAA)
Goalie
6'1 200
Catches: Left
Hometown: Wakefield, Massachusetts

Scouting Report: Cannata is a goaltender that plays with loads of confidence and is tremendously calm and focused under pressure. He isn’t one to get rattled easily. Cannata possesses good athleticism and is technically very sound. He is intelligent and follows plays quite well. Cannata also possesses very good hand-eye coordination for a goaltender. He does a good job of playing his angles well and staying square to shooters, but could be a bit more aggressive in challenging them.


Barron Smith, Peterborough (OHL)
Defence
6'5 205
Shoots: Right
Hometown: Hinsdale, Illinois

Scouting Report: he big, rugged defender only played 34 games in his first season due to the inability to secure a full-time role on a deep London roster and an injured shoulder. He was traded in early November to Peterborough in a deal that sent goaltender Trevor Cann to London. Smith is a long-term project with the potential to be a bottom-pairing, hard-nosed defensive defender. He has a strong work ethic, an edge to his game and is still growing into his body. Next season will be integral in his development as a prospect as he has the chance to rebound from a tough first year in the OHL.


Michael Sdao, Lincoln (USHL)
Defence
6'4 221
Shoots: Right
Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota

Scouting Report: He’s big, 6’4 221 lbs, and mean, to say the least. Last season, he accumulated 162 penalty minutes in 51 games, along with 33 more in seven playoff games. He also managed to score three goals and 10 points during the regular season, but no points in the playoffs. For a big man, his foot speed isn’t bad, though it’s nothing to write home about. Sdao’s potential future in the NHL lies as an enforcer, and he’s got some talent there. But can he become more than just a pugilist? Only time will tell. Sdao will attend Princeton this fall.


Anthony Hamburg Dallas Stars (Midget Minor Tier 1)
Center
6'1 185
Shoots: Right
Hometown: Houston, Texas

Scouting Report: The center spent last year playing Midget AAA with the Dallas Stars Midget Major Tier 1 hockey club where he potted 29 goals and added 70 assists in a total of 70 games. He has speed to burn and has very soft hands. As his stats show, he is a good scorer and a very good playmaker. The knock on this youngster is unwillingness to improve the defensive aspect of his game. Next season Hamburg will lace up his skates in the USHL alongside Haula for the Omaha Lancers.


Oliver Lauridsen, St. Cloud State (WCHA)
Defence
6'5 202
Shoots: Right
Hometown: Gentofte, Denmark

Scouting Report: Lauridsen is a huge defenseman from Denmark with great size and reach. A team player with a good work ethic. Is aggressive and physical with the potential to become a very capable stay-at-home defenseman in the future. Mobility, in terms of skating, agility and acceleration, needs improvement.


Nic Dowd, Wenatchee (NAHL)
Center
6'0 175
Shoots Right
Hometown: Huntsville, Alabama

Scouting Report: Dowd has a strong work ethic and a projectable body frame that convinced the Kings that there is enough potential in Dowd to take a chance with a seventh round pick. He has committed to play for the Huskies of St. Cloud State University where he will skate alongside current Kings prospect Garrett Roe.

Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Waterloo (USHL)
LW
6'2 185
Shoots: Left
Hometown: South Windsor, Connecticut

Scouting Report: Playing for the Waterloo Black Hawks of the USHL, Thomas finished first in team scoring with 32 goals in 59 games and second in overall points with 54. He was passed over in the 2008 draft, but the Thrashers, not wanting to pass up the opportunity this year to bulk up on size, selected him with their final pick. Samuels-Thomas is regarded as a power forward and utilizes his size and strength to his advantage to irritate opponents. He can skate and he can score but it will be difficult for him to raise these abilities to an NHL level of play.

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wow sharky

you went out of your way here

took a pretty big step in the right direction, nice draft!

Written By: LAKINGS (2009-07-28 17:31:21)

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