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    Who Could The Sharks Draft At Pick No. 14?

    By Max Miller,


    The San Jose Sharks have an obvious pick at No. 1 but could have some decisions to make at No. 14.

    San Jose receives the 14th pick in the draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins via the Erik Karlsson trade. There could be multiple outcomes for pick 14, but a few prospects could be available.

    Carter Yakemchuk

    Carter Yakemchuk is a 6'3, right-handed defenseman who played for the Calgary Hitmen in the WHL. In 66 games, he scored 30 goals and 41 assists.

    TSN's Bob McKenzie said, "The big, rangy Calgary Hitmen defenceman posted 30 goals, 71 points and 120 penalty minutes to maintain the same spot he had on the mid-season list" about the prospect. He ranked him 12th on his top 15 draft rankings .

    Tij Iginla

    Tij Iginla is related to Jarome Iginla, so the pedigree of former professional athletes transferring to their children can continue. Celebrini's uncle is NBA Legend Steve Nash, so both Iginla and Celebrini know what it takes to become a star in professional sports.

    Iginla's draft stock has rocketed up rankings after his 47-goal and 37-assist season in 64 games in the WHL. Bob McKenzie ranks the winger at ten, but the Sporting News has him at 14. He could be a top-ten pick, but if he slides to San Jose at 14, he could be the top choice.

    Cole Eiserman

    Cole Eiserman's draft stock has dropped from the start of his season, but the forward is still seen as the best pure goalscorer in the 2024 NHL Draft Class. McKenzie ranks him at 13 and said this about the prospect.

    "The U.S. U-18 national team development program forward has seen his stock plummet throughout the season — he dropped 10 spots from the mid-season ranking — but he's still viewed as perhaps the best pure shooter/scorer in the draft."

    Eiserman, with 127 goals, broke Montreal Canadiens winger Cole Caufield's record for the most goals in the U.S. National Development program.

    Adam Jiricek

    The 17-year-old defenseman Adam Jiricek has been playing for HC Plzeň in Czechia. Although he had one assist in 19 games, the d-man played in Czechia's top pro hockey division. He's a smooth-skating player and would boost the Sharks' defense tremendously.

    His older brother, David Jiricek, is already in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets. David was a solid defenseman this season and a strong defensive contributor at the NHL level.

    The NHL Draft is 51 days away, so speculation about the Sharks No. 14 pick will continue to run rampant until then. Macklin Celebrini will go first overall.

    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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