The Sharks chose a 19-year-old American-born center with their first selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday.
Dylan Gambrell was the 60th overall selection by San Jose, after the Sharks were quiet on Friday with no first round pick. In 41 games with the University of Denver last season, his freshman year, Gambrell had 47 points (17g, 30a).
Prior to joining the University of Denver, Gambrell spent three seasons in Dubuque (USHL), recording 108 points (39g, 69a) in 172 games.
Gambrell, a six-foot, 179-pound native of Bonney Lake, Washington, was the 67th-ranked North American skater by NHL Central Scouting.
The Sharks have four more picks throughout the second day of the draft.
Fourth Round (No. 111 overall): Noah Gregor -- Center -- 5-foot-11, 175 pounds -- Moose Jaw (WHL) -- Canada
Fifth Round (No. 150 overall): Manuel Wiederer -- Center -- 6-foot, 171 pounds -- Moncton (QMJHL) -- Germany
Sixth Round (No. 180 overall): Mark Shoemaker -- Defenseman -- 6-foot-2, 208 pounds -- North Bay (OHL) -- Canada
Seventh Round (No. 210 overall): Joachim Blichfeld -- Forward -- 6-foot-2, 176 pounds -- Malmo Jr. (Sweden) -- Denmark