It's been an ugly month for the San Jose Sharks, but some of their prospects are finding success on good teams and preparing to make playoff runs. The playoffs have already started in some European leagues like the KHL, but most leagues are hitting the final stretch of the regular season. Here's the latest stats from Sharks prospects all over the world.
For the fifth month in a row Dan O'Regan remains at the top in NHL equivalencies. And yet again I'm going to warn you that it is largely due to Jack Eichel, who's putting together a historic season as a college freshman in the NCAA. Kevin Labanc keeps chugging along for the Barrie Colts with 97 points. He has almost tripled his production from last year, something many saw coming before the season even started. Rourke Chartier hasn't played the past few games with an upper body injury, but his stacked Kelowna team is primed to make a deep run. Jevpalovs is also producing quite well in the Q. Noah Rod and Emil Galimov are in the first round of the NLA and KHL, respectively, playoffs. While Rod is mainly used as a fourth line grinder, he is likely to come to North America next season and play in the AHL. Tierney technically got sent back to the AHL but should be back up soon enough after the trade deadline when their is no longer a limit on contract numbers.
Not much to report on the defensive side of things this month. Mirco Mueller is still a healthy scratch on most nights as the organization would rather play defensive trainwreck and offensive blackhole Scott Hannan. He is being mishandled by the Sharks as he was rushed to the NHL and looks overmatched when he does see the ice. Julius Bergman and Joakim Ryan have both improved their numbers from last month. Bergman is showing some good signs in the OHL on London, where he is the team's top defensemen. With Max Domi and Mitch Marner, the Knights are a force to be reckoned with.
Aaron Dell has emerged in Worcester which has reduced the amount of games Grosenick and Anderson see. Bergvik has been loaned twice to teams in AIK (Sweden). The Sharks lack a good goaltending prospect and will look to address that going forward.