As we expected, there were even more trades in round three from the front office, and that 62nd overall pick they gained yesterday from the Blackhawks was traded to Nashville for pick #72 and #102. I hope you are able to keep up better than I can.
So, after moving back, at #72, the San Jose Sharks selected Alex Schoenborn, an American winger out of Minot, North Dakota. Last season in the WHL with the Portland Winterhawks he had 36 points (18 goals, 18 assists) in 72 games played, along with 121 penalty minutes.
The kid describes himself as a power forward and models his game after Scott Hartnell.
According to USA Today Schoenborn “brings size, toughness, is a good fighter, and is close to 20 goals, all with mostly fourth-line ice time.” If the latter half of that is true, I can’t wait to see what he can do with higher-quality linemates.
Either way it seems the San Jose Sharks are going for toughness in this draft, and along with Noah Rod select a guy who can not only score but drop the gloves as well.
With their second selection of the 3rd round the San Jose Sharks went with Dylan Sadowy, a Canadian kid who played in the OHL for the Saginaw Spirit. In his second season with the Spirit Sadowy had 36 points in 68 games, though his point distribution is a bit odd with 27 goals and just nine assists.
What is good to hear is that last year he was not even on the NHL’s Central Scouting rankings and this year he made his way up the boards to #33 on the North American skaters list. That is pretty promising.
Benn Kerr of Last Word On Sports even had Sadowy ranked higher higher (#79) than Noah Rod (#84), who the San Jose Sharks picked in the second round. Here’s what Kerr has to say about him:
He put up 27 goals this season, and then followed it up with 4 goals in 5 playoffs games. Sadowy scores most of his goals in tight, tipping in shots, banging in rebounds, and converting passes in front of the net. He battles hard and plays an agitating style. He could use some work on his skating as it is merely average right now. A longer stride would help. He showed great improvement between his first and second year though, so there are good signs there. Game is reminiscent of Scott Hartnell in terms of style.
Another Scott Hartnell comparison?! Either way his poaching style reminds me of Chris Wondolowski of the San Jose Earthquakes or even somewhat of Jeff Carter from the L.A. Kings the way he is able to convert goals from in and around the crease. Sounds like he’ll need a couple more years to develop though.