With all the exciting young forwards the Sharks have brought into the organization in the past few years, it seems like a few can get lost in the shuffle. Just because forward Noah Rod is playing in Switzerland, doesn't mean he is undeserving of some attention.
Despite being drafted by the Sharks back in 2014, in the second round (53rd overall), Rod is still only 20 years old. Although he hasn't had the showy numbers some of the other Sharks prospects have had, it's important to remember just how early into his development as a hockey player he still is.
Playing in his third season in the Swiss National League A, the 6-foot, 188-pound forward has put up a solid 19 points (8-11=19) in 38 games played for HC Genève-Servette. That shows some improvement from last season's 16 points in 44 games, and is miles ahead of his 18-year-old season of 4 points in 38 games.