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    History Isn't On Sharks' Side For Draft Lottery

    By Max Miller,


    The San Jose Sharks have never picked first overall at the NHL Draft.

    The Sharks have drafted a player at No. 2 overall on three occasions and two at No. 3.

    No. 2 Overall Pick History

    1991- Pat Falloon- 258GP 76G 86A with Sharks

    1996- Andrei Zyuzin- 81GP 9G 8A with Sharks

    1997- Patrick Marleau- 21 seasons: 1,607GP 522G 589A
    He was the First Sharks player ever to have his number retired by the organization
    Most games played by anyone in NHL history.

    The Sharks have hit on many of their high first-round draft picks, but the disparity between Macklin Celebrini and whoever gets drafted second overall could change the course of Mike Grier's rebuild of the San Jose Sharks.

    While picking second or third at the 2024 NHL Draft isn't a bad thing, being able to draft a player like Celebrini would give a massive boost to any rebuilding team. There is no clear No. 2 pick in this season's draft, but there is a blatantly obvious No. 1, and for a team that finished last in the NHL with 19 wins, getting the first overall pick would breathe a massive ray of light into a franchises front office and fan base.

    Related: Who Do The Sharks Draft If They Don't Win Draft Lottery?

    The Sharks have a 25.5% chance of winning this season's draft lottery.

    Last season, the Sharks had the fourth-best odds to win the Lottery and did not move from their position. They selected Will Smith.

    Related: BREAKING: Sharks' To Select 4th Overall

    So, will Luck be on the Sharks side tonight?

    Related: Simulating The NHL Draft Lottery 10 Times: Sharks Bad Luck Continues, But One Simulation Shows A Dream Scenario

    Make sure you bookmark THN's San Jose Sharks site for the latest news, exclusive interviews, breakdowns, and so much more.

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