Sharks trade down, move No. 11 pick to Coyotes for No. 27


New Sharks general manager Mike Grier had a chance to add a major talent to San Jose's system with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, but at the last minute, he decided to move the pick to acquire more assets.

While the Sharks were on the clock at Bell Centre in Montreal, they traded the No. 11 pick to the Arizona Coyotes for the No. 27 overall pick and two 2022 second-round draft picks (No. 34 and No. 45).

The No. 27 overall pick comes to the Sharks via the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Coyotes used the No. 11 pick on Canadian center Conor Geekie.

Clearly, the player the Sharks wanted wasn't on the board when it was their turn to select at No. 11, which led to the trade.

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Barring future trades, the Sharks will make 10 selections during Friday's portion of the draft.

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