With the 60th pick of the NHL Draft, and their first selection, the Sharks select center Dylan Gambrell.
Gambrell grew up in Bonney Lake, WA, but moved to Colorado to play for the Colorado Thunderbirds U16 team. There, he fell in love with the city of Denver, which ultimately helped influence his decision to play hockey for the University of Denver.
With 17 goals and 30 assists, Gambrell led all DU freshmen in scoring. The 47 points in only 41 games played ranked as the 12th-best total in DU history. These stats were good enough to win the Barry Sharp Award as DU's top rookie.
A USHL Clark Cup champion with the Dubuque Fighting Saints in 2013, his first season with the team. The Fighting Saints made the playoffs all three seasons Gambrell was with the team.
After beating both Boston University and Ferris State University in the NCAA West Regional, Gambrell earned Regional All-Tournament honors with 2 goals and 3 assists.
Gambrell was named to the NCHC All-Rookie Team and was a finalist for the Rookie of the Year Award. That wasn't the only college hockey rookie accolades he'd earn: he also was named February's Rookie of the Month by the NCHC and HCA, and was a five-time NCHC Rookie of the Week.