Young Talent to Determine San Jose Sharks Season

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Chris Tierney (21), C

Feb 5, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; San Jose Sharks forward Chris Tierney (50) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The San Jose Sharks won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

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  • Chris Tierney was drafted in the second round (55th overall) by the Sharks in the 2012 NHL Draft and charted 43 games in the 2014-2015 season. Tierney netted six goals and added 15 assists in his half-season with San Jose last season. Tierney also played in 29 games with the Shark’s AHL affiliate, Worcester Sharks, and totaled eight goals and 21 assists with a plus/minus rating of +8. The Ontario native turned 21 years old in July and will be 21 for the entirety of the 2015-2016 season.

    Hockey’s Future‘s analysis of him is that “Tierney will look to earn a full-time role with the Sharks in 2015-16 after appearing in 43 NHL games with the Sharks last season as a 20-year-old. His combination of playmaking ability and the versatility to play a variety of roles should give Tierney an advantage over some of the other young forwards prospects in the San Jose pipeline. Long-term his skill set suggests he can be a valuable second or third line center with the ability to contribute to the Sharks’ attack for years to come.”

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