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Sharks Acquire McNally for 7th Round Draft Pick

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has acquired defenseman Patrick McNally from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2015 seventh round draft selection (210th overall, previously acquired from the New York Islanders).

McNally, 23, was originally selected by Vancouver in the fourth round (115th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft.

He has played collegiately at Harvard University for the past four seasons, where he totaled 60 points (14 goals, 46 assists) in 82 NCAA games.

In 2014-15, McNally notched 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 21 games, which placed him eighth on the team in scoring. He also added 10 penalty minutes and finished +16.

In his freshman season (2011-12), McNally was named to the ECAC All-Rookie Squad, was a finalist for the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year and named to the ECAC Hockey All-League third team. He ranked eighth nationally among all rookies and eight among all defensemen with .82 points per game.

Prior to Harvard while playing for Milton Academy, he was named the 2010-11 “Hockey Night in Boston” Prep School Player of the Year and the 2009-10 “U.S. Hockey Report” Defenseman of the Year.

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