The Future Is Teal
Sharks Prospect Scrimmage 2024: Smith and Celebrini face off

With the franchise’s first-ever first-overall draft selection made in June, the Sharks selected and signed center Macklin Celebrini. The standout talent joins the previous year’s #4 overall selection, Will Smith, to headline a prospect pool ready to arrive on the scene in San Jose and make their debuts in Teal in the Sharks Home Opener on October 10.

In a short period of time, Sharks General Manager Mike Grier has transformed the Sharks into an organization busting at the seams with youthful talent. By investing time and energy in scouting and development, it paved the way for NHL-ready youth to seize full-time roles such as forwards William Eklund and Fabian Zetterlund who each took big steps forward in 2023-24. Another group, in defenseman Henry Thrun and forward Thomas Bordeleau, continued their development, splitting time between the Sharks and Barracuda. In addition, five players – Collin Graf, Ty Emberson, Shakir Mukhamadullin, Magnus Chrona, and Georgi Romanov – made their respective NHL debuts over the course of the 2023-24 season.

On June 13, the Sharks introduced Ryan Warsofsky as the 11th head coach in Sharks history. Warsofsky and his new staff provide a track record of success at nearly every level of hockey and are positioned well to bring along the emerging young players on the roster.

Head Coach Ryan Warsofsky leads players

The upward trajectory is not only about youth. On July 1, veteran goal scoring, leadership and depth were added, with Stanley Cup Champion forward Tyler Toffoli signing a four-year contract, as the Sharks bolstered the NHL lineup to support Celebrini and Smith’s ascension into the league. The summer’s offseason moves helped rank the Sharks as the 5th most improved roster after finishing 32nd last year.

In the front-office, Grier continues to add behind-the-scenes. Long-time strength and conditioning coach Mike Potenza re-joined the organization after a couple seasons working within the Golden State Warriors organization to now lead as the director of high performance. Fan-favorite Sharks alum Ryane Clowe continues his post-playing career in hockey by re-joining the club as assistant general manager after three seasons as a senior advisor for the New York Rangers.

Whether it’s adding the elite young talent, a new coaching staff, championship veteran presence, or continuing to invest in the development process and culture, one thing can be clear in San Jose, the Future is Teal and the start of something very special can be witnessed live starting this October at SAP Center.

7/1-7/5 

Sharks Development Camp (Sharks Ice at San Jose) - More Info 

7/1 

Free Agency Begin (9AM PST/ 12PM EST)

7/2 

NHL Full Season Schedule Release & Sharks Individual Game Tickets On Sale - More Info

7/4

 Join us at the rose, white and blue festival from 11AM-3PM!

7/4

Sharks Prospects Scrimmage (Tech CU Arena) - Get tickets to see the 2024 NHL Draft class and other top prospects compete head-to-head - Buy Tickets

7/6

Join us at Culture Night markets from 4PM-10PM at Emma Prusch Farm Park! 

7/20-7/21
Pacific Feats Festival - Paypal Park

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