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

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2008 — Tyler Ennis

On February 26th, 2008, that year’s trade deadline, the Sharks decided to swap their 2008 1st-rounder and right wing Steve Bernier for Buffalo’s 2008 seventh-round pick and defenseman Brian Campbell.

Campbell was just a rental, only playing with the Sharks for the remainder of that season. In that time he played 20 games and recorded 19 points (three goals, 16 assists), a +9 plus/minus, and just eight penalty minutes.

Although Campbell had a very short stay with San Jose he made a great offensive impact at the blue line.

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The Sabres would use that first-rounder to select center Tyler Ennis at 26th overall. Ennis has currently played 11 seasons in the NHL, scoring 313 points (133 goals, 180 assists) in 613 games.

Ennis spent his first eight seasons with the Sabres, scoring 236 points (97 goals, 139 assists) in 419 games.

Although Campbell made a great impact at the Sharks’ blue line during his short stint, Ennis had eight good seasons with Buffalo, making me think the Sabres won this trade.