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Next Wave: Top Performers

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

We had a number of prospects step up and make a significant impact for their respective teams in both the U.S. and overseas despite how unique this season was.

As we continue to recap our prospects' seasons, let's take a look at our top performers in this edition of our Next Wave report presented by Kaiser Permanente:

It is easy to know exactly who our top performer was this year, as 2020 second-round San Jose Sharks draft selection Thomas Bordeleau won several awards and accolades for his impressive freshman season at Michigan and was named Sharks Prospect of the Year.

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Next Wave: 2020 Draft Class

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

Despite how unique this season was, we had a number of prospects step up and make a significant impact for their respective teams in both the U.S. and overseas.

As we look towards selecting seventh overall in the 2021 NHL Draft, let's take a look at how our 2020 NHL Draft class performed this season in this edition of our Next Wave report presented by Kaiser Permanente:

The Sharks selected nine forwards, a franchise first, in the 2020 NHL Draft. We have already profiled Bordeleau (second round) and Gushchin (third round), but here are how the others performed in their 2020-21 season. 

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Next Wave: April 26

Ozzy Wiesblatt is leading the way, while the Cuda have seen strong performances

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

In our previous update, Jonathan Dahlen is leading the way for Timra in the Allsvenskan playoffs, Scott Reedy joined the San Jose Sharks organization officially, and Tristen Robins registered a seven-game point streak along with points in 11 of 13 contests.

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report, presented by Kaiser Permanente:

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Next Wave: April 8

Jonathan Dahlen is helping Timra navigate the Allsvenskan playoffs

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

In our previous update, three prospects and their respective teams made the NCAA Championship, including Thomas Bordeleau (Michigan), Scott Reedy (Minnesota), and Jasper Weatherby (North Dakota). Ozzy Wiesblatt started his WHL season with a Gordie Howe hat trick and Vlad Kotkov opened his QMJHL season with 11 points in six games.

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report, presented by Kaiser Permanente:

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Next Wave: March 25

NCAA Ice Hockey Championships are about to get underway, while Sharks prospects shine in the junior leagues

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

In our previous update, Adam Raska registered seven points in a five-game week and earned the Sharks Prospect of the Week award, Artemi Kniazev opened up his QMJHL season with eight assists and 10 points in eight games and we noted Fredrik Handemark's impressive stint with the San Jose Barracuda before being recalled by the Sharks.

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report, presented by Kaiser Permanente:

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Next Wave: March 16

Adam Raska and Artemi Kniazev have been consistently finding the scoresheet in the QMJHL this year

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

In our previous update, Thomas Bordeleau recorded a four-point game and registered a personal best in 10 consecutive games played, Joachim Blichfeld's impressive start in the AHL which led to a promotion to the Sharks, and Jasper Weatherby's six-game goal scoring streak. 

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report, presented by Kaiser Permanente:

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Next Wave: February 26

Thomas Bordeleau continues to impress in his first season with Michigan

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

In the previous update, we noted Danil Gushchin's five-game multi-point streak, Alex Young's nomination for the Hobey Baker award and Scott Reedy's memorable achievement of five assists in a single game. 

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report:

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Next Wave: February 8

Danil Gushchin lights up the scoresheet, Alex Young nominated for the Hobey Baker Award

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

In the previous update, we had the return of the San Jose Barracuda, noted and praised Jonathan Dahlen's five-point game and Danil Gushchin's impressive week, which is continuing at a scorching pace.  

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report:

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Next Wave: January 21

The San Jose Barracuda's season is underway after their first preseason game; Jonathan Dahlen, Danil Gushchin continuing to provide offense

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

In the previous update, we highlighted our four World Junior Prospects Santeri Hatakka, who earned a Bronze Medal with Finland, Artemi Kniazev, Yegor Spiridonov, and Adam Raska. 

Let's take a dive into this week's update of our Next Wave report:

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Next Wave: January 8

by Kyle Stuetzel / sjsharks.com

The World Junior's featured four Sharks prospects, with Santeri Hatakka earning a Bronze Medal with Team Finland in their 4-1 victory over Russia.

In the previous update, we highlighted Jake McGrew's return from injury in spectacular fashion, Jonathan Dahlen's continuing dominance in the Allsvenskan and Linus Oberg's personal-best four-point game.

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