Barring any significant trades, the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo later this month could be a fairly uneventful one for the San Jose Sharks due to their Western Conference championship and a few high round picks that have been previously moved.
San Jose will not make a selection until 60th overall, the second-to-last pick in the second round. After that, the Sharks don’t choose again until midway through the fourth round (111 overall).
They have six picks overall, including one in the second round, two in the fourth round (111 and 120) and one each in the fifth round (150), sixth round (180) and seventh round (210).
The Sharks traded their 2016 first round pick last June 30 to Boston, along with prospect Sean Kuraly, for goaltender Martin Jones in what now looks like a steal after Jones' fantastic season and playoff run. That pick turned out to be 29th overall out of 30, as the Sharks finished as the Stanley Cup Final runners-up.
Their 2016 third round pick was dealt to Dallas with Jason Demers for defenseman Brenden Dillon.
The Sharks own the Rangers’ fourth round pick, which was acquired for forward James Sheppard on March 1, 2015.
The draft takes place on June 24-25 at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center.