If the Sharks land a top-two draft pick, how might it impact their offseason plans?

The NHL draft lottery always brings with it the chance to drastically alter the direction of a franchise or two. The Sharks already expect to draft higher than they have in at least 16 years, when Devin Setoguchi was selected eighth overall in 2005. Currently, the Sharks’ likeliest draft position is the seventh or eighth spot. In fact, entering Wednesday’s lottery, they have an identical 39.7 percent chance to pick in either of those two slots, according to Tankathon.

But they could get lucky. The Sharks have a 6.7 percent chance to win the top pick and a 6.9 percent chance to move up to second. That’s a 13.6 percent chance they could end up with the opportunity to speed up their rebuild … er, reset, or whatever they want to call it these days.

Sharks scouting director Doug Wilson Jr.


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