SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) concluded the 2014 NHL Draft today with Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson and Director of Scouting Tim Burke making seven selections for a total of eight in the two-day draft.
After selecting right wing Nikolay Goldobin in the first round (27th overall) on Day One of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Sharks acquired the 46th overall selection from Nashville in exchange for the 51st pick in 2014 and a fourth-round pick in 2015. The Sharks then used the 46th overall pick on defenseman Julius Bergman from Frolunda of the Swedish Junior League. He was ranked 19th by Central Scouting among all European skaters.
Bergman recorded 34 points (13-21=34) and 54 penalty minutes in 45 games with Frolunda's junior squad, ranking first on the team in goals, assists and points amongst defensemen. Among league blueliners, the six-foot-one, 187-pound Bergman ranked second in goals and tied for third in points.
With the 53rd selection, San Jose selected forward Noah Rod from Geneve in the Swiss Junior League. He was ranked 27th by Central Scouting among all European skaters.
Rod, a six-foot, 188-pound right wing collected 37 points (16-21=37) and 58 penalty minutes in 31 games in the Swiss Jr. League. The native of Switzerland appeared in 28 games in the top Swiss league, posting one goal and two assists. Rod represented his country in the 2014 World Junior U-18 Championship, registering six points (2-4=6) and 22 penalty minutes in five games.
San Jose dealt its 62nd overall pick to Nashville in exchange for the 72nd and 102nd overall picks in 2014. In the third round, San Jose selected forward Alex Schoenborn 72nd overall from Portland of the Western Hockey League. He was ranked 78th overall by Central Scouting among all North American skaters.
He posted 36 points (18-18=36) and 121 penalty minutes in 72 games, leading Portland in penalty minutes while ranking eighth on the team in goals. The six-foot, 196-pound right wing is a native of Minor, North Dakota.
With their second pick of the third round, the Sharks selected forward Dylan Sadowy 81st overall from Saginaw of the Ontario Hockey League. Sadowy finished the season ranked 33rd among all North American skaters by Central Scouting.
The five-foot-eleven, 183-pound left wing recorded 36 points (27-9=36) and 69 penalty minutes in 68 games with Saginaw. Sadowy was Saginaw's nominee for the 2013-14 Ontario Hockey League Most Outstanding Player of the Year after leading the team with 27 goals.
In the fourth round, 102nd overall, San Jose selected defenseman Alexis Vanier from Baie-Comeau of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He was ranked 112th overall by Central Scouting among all North American skaters. The six-foot-four, 215-pound defenseman posted 36 points (15-21=36) and 52 penalty minutes in 61 games last season, ranking tied for first amongst team blueliners in goals and second in points.
With the 149th overall selection (fifth round), the Sharks drafted center Rourke Chartier from Kelowna of the Western Hockey League. He was ranked 136th overall by Central Scouting among all North American skaters. The five-foot-ten, 173 pound pivot compiled 58 points (24-34=58) and eight penalty minutes in 72 games. Chartier played for Canada Western at the U-17 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament in 2013 and posted one assist in five games.
With their final selection of the 2014 NHL Draft, San Jose selected forward Kevin Labanc in the sixth round (171st overall) from Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League. Labanc was ranked 115th overall by Central Scouting among all North American skaters. The five-foot-ten, 186-pound native of Brooklyn, New York, recorded 35 points (11-24=35) and 30 penalty minutes in 65 games last season. He helped Team USA earn a silver medal at the 2013 U-18 World Junior Championship, posting one goal in seven games.