San Jose Sharks: Ranking every draft class from the 2010s

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The San Jose Sharks had some interesting drafts from 2010 to 2019. Let’s take a look at all 10 of them and see where they rank in relevance with each other.

Recently, I wrote a piece ranking every San Jose Sharks‘ draft class from 2000 to 2009. In this piece, I move to the next decade — the 2010s.

From 2010 to 2019, the Sharks had 65 total draft picks, 10 fewer than from 2000 to 2009. This may seem like a big deal, but this can be attributed to the fact that starting in 2005 the NHL Draft has been only seven rounds, instead of the previous nine rounds.

So, if you do the math, that’s an additional two picks for the first five years of that decade — there are your extra 10 picks.

Of these 65 selections, just seven were made in the first round and 34 were made in rounds five through seven. The remaining 24 picks were made in rounds two through four. Once again, more than half of the Sharks’ draft selections of the decade came in the back half of the drafts.

Reiterating what I’m looking at while ranking these draft classes, I’m just looking at what the Sharks got in these drafts. So for the drafts from the early 2010s, I’ll be looking at the games played for San Jose again. However, for the more recent classes, I’ll be going off how the prospects have been doing.

So without further ado, here are the bad draft classes.