San Jose Sharks: Tracking every traded first-round pick in team history

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2000 — Marcel Hossa

On March 23rd, 1999, that year’s trade deadline, the Sharks traded a 2000 first-round pick along with a few other mid to late-round picks to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for center Vincent Damphousse.

Damphousse was quite good with the Sharks. Over the course of six seasons with the team, he played in 385 games, recorded 289 points (92 goals, 197 assists), and a +14 plus/minus.

With that first-rounder, the Habs would draft left wing Marcel Hossa at 16th overall. Unlike Tanguay, Hossa never amounted to anything more than a bottom-six forward. In six seasons in the NHL, Hossa played in 237 games and scored just 61 points (31 goals, 30 assists).

Hossa only spent three seasons with the Habs and only suited up for 59 games. In those 59 games, he only scored 19 points (10 goals, nine assists).

Based on Damphousse’s career and Hossa’s career alone, it seems as though the Sharks won this trade.