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Sharks Preparing For 20th Overall Pick

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks
With the 2006 Stanley Cup Playoffs now complete, the pecking order has been solidified for the 2006 NHL Entry Draft in Vancouver. Had Edmonton been victorious in Game 7, the Sharks would have selected 19th overall, but the Carolina victory left San Jose in the 20th position. The draft will be televised at 3 p.m. on June 24 on OLN.


The best recent selection with the 20th overall pick goes to New Jersey in 1990 when they snagged two-time Vezina Trophy winner Martin Brodeur. Montreal found success at 20th overall back in 1971 with a defenseman named Larry Robinsin

Other notable selections at 20th overall include Brent Burns (MIN, 2003), Alexander Frolov (LA, 2000), Scott Parker (COL, 1998), Denis Gauthier (CGY, 1995), Martin Rucisnsky (EDM, 1991), Brian Sutter (STL, 1976).

San Jose’s Director of Scouting, Tim Burke, did strike gold at 20th overall in 2001 when he picked Marcel Goc out of Germany. The young pivot centered the Sharks third line during the recent 2006 playoffs.

The Sharks currently hold nine selections in the seven-round draft and have the option of picking up a tenth choice. San Jose’s complete list of selection is below and that is followed by the complete draft order for the entire NHL.

Round 1 (20th), Round 2 (53rd), Round 3 (85th*), Round 4 (108th# and 113th), Round 5 (143rd), Round 6 (option on 171st&, 173rd), Round 7 (202nd+, 203rd)

SHARKS DRAFT NOTES
* San Jose acquired Philadelphia’s third round selection (85th overall) in exchange for RW Niko Dimitrakos on March 9, 2006. San Jose’s own third round selection was traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ville Nieminen on March 8, 2006.

# San Jose acquired Tampa Bay’s fourth round selection(108th overall) in 2006, along with a fifth round selection in 2005 (P.J. Fenton), in exchange for a third round selection in 2005, July 30, 2005.

& San Jose has the option of taking Colorado’s sixth round selection (171st overall) in the 2006 or 2007 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for D Michael Vernace on June 2, 2006.

+ – San Jose acquired Anaheim’s seventh round selection (202nd overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, along with a sixth round selection in 2005 (Tony Lucia) in exchange for a fifth round selection in 2005, July 30, 2005.

Below is the entire draft log for the NHL.

Round 1

1. St. Louis; 2. Pittsburgh; 3. Chicago; 4. Washington; 5. Boston; 6. Columbus; 7. NY Islanders; 8. Phoenix; 9. Minnesota; 10. Florida; 11. Los Angeles; 12. Atlanta; 13. Toronto; 14. Vancouver; 15. Tampa Bay; 16. Montreal; 17. Minnesota (from EDM); 18. Colorado; 19. Anaheim; 20. San Jose; 21. NY Rangers; 22. Philadelphia; 23. Washington (from NSH); 24. Buffalo; 25. New Jersey; 26. Calgary; 27. Dallas; 28. Ottawa; 29. Detroit; 30. St. Louis (from CAR).

Round 2

31. St. Louis; 32. Pittsburgh; 33. Chicago; 34. Washington; 35. Washington (from BOS); 36. Columbus; 37. Boston; 38. Anaheim (from NYI-VAN); 39. Philadelphia (from PHX); 40. Minnesota; 41. Phoenix (from FLA-PHI); 42. Philadelphia (from L.A.); 43. Atlanta; 44. Toronto; 45. Edmonton; 46. Buffalo (from VAN); 47. Phoenix (from T.B.-PHI); 48. Los Angeles; 49. Montreal; 50. Boston (from EDM); 51. Colorado; 52. Washington (from ANA); 53. San Jose; 54. NY Rangers; 55. Philadelphia; 56. Nashville; 57. Buffalo; 58. New Jersey; 59. Calgary; 60. NY Islanders (from DAL); 61. Chicago (from OTT); 62. Detroit; 63. Carolina.

Round 2 Notes

Pick 37 - assigned to Boston for club not signing 2000 first-round pick Lars Jonsson. Pick 45 - assigned to Edmonton for club not signing 2002 first-round pick Jesse Niinimaki. Pick 48 - assigned to Los Angeles for club not signing 2001 first-round pick Jens Karlsson.

Round 3

64. St. Louis; 65. Pittsburgh; 66. Philadelphia (from CHI); 67. New Jersey (from WSH); 68. Boston; 69. Columbus; 70. NY Islanders; 71. NY Islanders (from PHX); 72. Minnesota; 73. Florida; 74. Los Angeles; 75. Atlanta; 76. Toronto; 77. St. Louis (from VAN); 78. Tampa Bay; 79. Montreal; 80. Edmonton (conditional to ATL); 81. Colorado; 82. Vancouver (from ANA); 83. Anaheim (from SJ-NYR); 84. NY Rangers; 85. San Jose (from PHI); 86. Los Angeles (from NSH-PHI); 87. Calgary (from BUF); 88. NY Islanders (from N.J.); 89. Calgary; 90. Dallas; 91. Ottawa; 92. Detroit; 93. Carolina.

Round 3 Notes

Pick 80 - See pick 110.

Round 4

94. St. Louis; 95. Chicago (from PIT); 96. Chicago; 97. Washington; 98. Boston; 99. Chicago (from CBJ-CAR); 100. NY Islanders; 101. Phoenix (optional to PHI); 102. Minnesota; 103. Florida; 104. Los Angeles; 105. Nashville (from ATL); 106. St. Louis (from TOR-CAR); 107. New Jersey (from VAN); 108. San Jose (from T.B.); 109. Montreal; 110. Atlanta (from EDM-NYI-MIN); 111. Chicago (from COL); 112. Anaheim; 113. San Jose; 114. NY Rangers; 115. Philadelphia (optional to PHX); 116. Pittsburgh (from NSH); 117. Buffalo; 118. Calgary (from N.J.); 119. Phoenix (from CGY); 120. Dallas; 121. Ottawa; 122. Washington (from DET); 123. Carolina.

Round 4 Notes

Pick 101 - Philadelphia has the right to switch its 4th-round pick in 2006 and 3rd-round pick in 2007 for Phoenix's picks in each of these rounds. Pick 110 - If Edmonton re-signs Michael Peca, Edmonton will instead transfer its 3rd-round pick in 2006 to Atlanta. Pick 115 - See pick 101.

Round 5

124. St. Louis; 125. Pittsburgh; 126. Boston (from CHI); 127. Washington; 128. Boston; 129. Columbus; 130. NYI (conditional to PHX); 131. Phoenix; 132. Minnesota; 133. Florida (conditional to EDM); 134. Los Angeles; 135. Atlanta; 136. Columbus (from TOR); 137. Washington (from VAN); 138. Dallas (from T.B.); 139. Montreal; 140. Edmonton; 141. Colorado; 142. Columbus (from ANA); 143. San Jose; 144. NY Rangers; 145. Philadelphia; 146. Nashville; 147. Buffalo; 148. New Jersey; 149. Calgary; 150. Dallas; 151. Ottawa; 152. Detroit; 153. Carolina.

Round 5 Notes

Pick 130 - If Phoenix does not re-sign Oleg Kvasha, the Islanders will transfer this pick to Phoenix. Pick 133 - See pick 193.

Round 6

154. St. Louis; 155. Florida (from PIT); 156. Chicago; 157. Washington; 158. Boston; 159. Columbus; 160. NY Islanders; 161. Phoenix; 162. Minnesota; 163. Florida; 164. Los Angeles; 165. Atlanta; 166. Toronto; 167. Vancouver; 168. Tampa Bay; 169. Chicago (from MTL); 170. Edmonton; 171. Colorado (optional to S.J.); 172. Anaheim; 173. San Jose; 174. NY Rangers; 175. Philadelphia; 176. Nashville; 177. Washington (from BUF); 178. New Jersey; 179. Calgary; 180. Toronto (from DAL); 181. Ottawa; 182. Detroit; 183. Carolina.

Round 6 Notes

Pick 171 - Colorado will transfer its 6th-round pick in the 2006 or 2007 Entry Draft to San Jose, at San Jose's option.

Round 7

184. St. Louis; 185. Pittsburgh; 186. Chicago; 187. Calgary (from WSH); 188. Toronto (from BOS); 189. Columbus; 190. NY Islanders; 191. Detroit (from PHX); 192. Minnesota; 193. Edmonton (from FLA); 194. Los Angeles; 195. Atlanta; 196. Toronto; 197. Vancouver; 198. Tampa Bay; 199. Montreal; 200. Edmonton; 201. Colorado; 202. San Jose (from ANA); 203. San Jose; 204. NY Rangers; 205. Philadelphia; 206. Nashville; 207. Buffalo; 208. New Jersey; 209. Calgary; 210. Dallas; 211. Ottawa; 212. Detroit; 213. Carolina.

Round 7 Notes

Pick 193 - If Florida re-signs Alexei Semenov, Florida will instead transfer its 5th-round pick in 2006 to Edmonton.

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