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Sharks Conclude 2017 NHL Draft with Six Selections

First Draft in Franchise History Two California-born Players Selected

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CHICAGO - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) concluded the 2017 NHL Draft today with Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson and Director of Scouting Tim Burke making an additional five selections for a total of six selections overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. 

After selecting center Josh Norris with the 19th overall selection on Day One, San Jose opened Day Two by selecting 18-year-old defenseman Mario (MAIR-eeoo) Ferraro 49th overall from Des Moines of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Ferraro recorded 41 points (eight goals, 33 assists) and a plus-7 rating in 60 games and amongst league defensemen finished the 2016-17 season ranked T-1st in goals, 2nd in points and 2nd in power-play points (16). He ranked 3rd amongst all rookie skaters in points and 1st in assists, and was named to the USHL All-Rookie and First All-Star teams. 

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Draft Class Resume: Ivan Chekhovich

Get to know San Jose Sharks seventh round pick of the 2017 draft

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Draft Class Resume: Scott Reedy

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Draft Class Resume: Alexander Chmelevski

Get to know San Jose Sharks sixth round pick of the 2017 draft

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Draft Class Resume: Alexander Chmelevski

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Draft Class Resume: Jacob McGrew

Get to know the San Jose Sharks sixth round pick of the 2017 draft

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Draft Class Resume: Jacob McGrew

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Draft Class Resume: Scott Reedy

Get to know San Jose Sharks fourth round pick of the 2017 NHL Draft

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Draft Class Resume: Scott Reedy

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Draft Class Resume: Mario Ferraro

Get to know San Jose Sharks second round pick of the 2017 draft

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Draft Class Resume: Mario Ferraro

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Draft Class Resume: Josh Norris

Get to know San Jose Sharks first round pick of the 2017 draft

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Draft Class Resume Josh Norris

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Sharks Select Josh Norris with 19th Overall Selection in 2017 NHL Draft

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CHICAGO - With the 19th overall selection in the 2017 NHL Draft, San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson and Director of Scouting Tim Burke selected center Josh Norris (@joshnorris10). 

The 18-year-old Norris spent last season with the U-18 United States Development Program (USNTDP) in the United States Hockey League (USHL). Norris posted 61 points (27 goals, 34 assists) in 61 games and led his team in goals, points (tied), and points per game (1.00), while ranking 4th in assists as the team's alternate captain. 

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Power Rankings: Dramatic Draft Photos

Analyzing the amazing and awkward draft photos of San Jose Sharks

by Ann Frazier / sjsharks.com

On one hand, the NHL Draft is the main source of where NHL teams prepare for the future: they choose players who they think can contribute to their team in the future.

On the other hand, the NHL Draft is also the source of many, many amazing and awkward photos of 17 and 18-year olds. In honor of the 2017 Draft, we went through some of the current Sharks draft photos and ranked them. 

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Twitter Tales: Burns Wins the Norris

Fans react to Brent Burns being named the top defenseman in the NHL at the 2017 NHL Awards

by Casey Krygier / sjsharks.com

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