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Draft Pick Hat Trick: John Leonard

by Ann Frazier /

Here are three things you need to know about the Sharks sixth round draft pick John Leonard.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: With their second pick of the sixth round, the #SharksDraft forward John Leonard. #NHLDraft

1. In his freshman season at UMass Amherst, Leonard scored 13 goals and 15 assists in 33 games to lead the team in scoring. 

2. Leonard has ties to the Sharks already - he's teammates with Mario Ferraro, who was drafted by San Jose in the second round of last year's draft. He's also the first UMass player to be drafted after their freshman year since current Sharks defenseman Justin Braun was. 

Tweet from @UMassAthletics: Also joins teammate Mario Ferraro as UMass��� second current @SanJoseSharks draft pick #Flagship��

3. He can do things like this. 

Tweet from @UMassHockey: Peep these ��, @SanJoseSharks fans (we know #UMassNation already knows how exciting @JohnnyLeonard24 is to watch).Last clip was #SCTop10 during the @hockey_east playoffs �� #NewMass #Flagship��

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