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NHL Draft 2012: Edmonton Has No. 1 Pick, San Jose Sharks Pick 17th With 6 Picks In Total

The 2012 NHL Draft begins Friday night, and the San Jose Sharks have six picks, beginning with the 17th overall selection.

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NHL Draft 2012 Results: Sharks Add Balance During Day Two

The San Jose Sharks added C Tomas Hertl out of the Czech Republic with the no. 17 overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft on Friday. On Saturday, they finished the rest of their draft with five more picks.

In the second round with the no. 55 overall pick, the Sharks selected Canadian C Chris Tierney. In the fourth round, the Sharks added Canadian RW Christophe Lalancette with the no. 109 overall pick. In the last three rounds, the Sharks added C Daniel O'Regan (5th round, no. 138, Germany), D Clifford Watson (6th round, no. 168, USA) and D Joakim Ryan (7th round, no. 198, USA).

The Sharks spread the wealth a bit with what positions on the ice they targeted with their picks. Both the offense and the defense were able to add prospects who could possibly help them down the line.

For continued coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft, make sure to check out SB Nation's dedicated hockey hub. For more on the Sharks, head over to Fear the Fin.

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NHL Draft Results: Fans Weigh In On No. 17 Pick Tomas Hertl

On Friday, the San Jose Sharks selected Tomas Hertl as the No. 17 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft. Hertl was picked on at least one mock draft to be the appropriate selection for the Sharks' placement in the draft and he stands to show good returns for San Jose.

The Neutral at Fear The Fin has this to say about the center, who currently skates in the Czech Extraliga:

Perhaps the most intriguing thing about Hertl from a statistical perspective is that his points per game rate playing against men in the Czech Republic's best pro league last season translates (using Gabriel Desjardins' NHL equivalencies) to the highest points-per-game rate among 2012 first rounders outside of first overall pick Nail Yakupov. Knowing what we know about the Sharks organization, I wouldn't be surprised if they use a similar formula to evaluate prospects' offensive outputs.

Hertl is said to need work on his skating, but looks to be an excellent puck-handler.

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NHL Draft Results: Sharks Select Tomas Hertl As No. 17 Overall Pick

The first round of the 2012 NHL Draft is well underway in Pittsburgh on Friday night. The San Jose Sharks are looking to rebuild after a disappointing 2011-12 NHL season that saw them nearly collapse in the second half and get bounced out of the Stanley Cup playoffs in the first round. In their first big step toward building the team for the future this offseason, the Sharks have selected center Tomas Hertl as the No. 17 overall pick in the draft.

Hertl currently plays in the Czech League. Matt Wagner of SB Nation has this to say about the player:

Born in Prague, Hertl was ranked as the fifth overall European skater by NHL Central Scouting, and ranked 19th overall by TSN in their June 2012 draft rankings.

At 6'2" and 198 pounds, Hertl is expected to develop into a strong power forward, and has already shown he is willing to drive to the net and create offense in international play. Scoring three goals and two assists in six games with Czech team that advanced to the quarterfinals, Hertl was a player that many felt upped his game on the big stage. Considered an average playmaker, his calling card is a powerful, accurate shot he's willing to unleash at any opportunity.

The Sharks will hope that Hertl is able to make an impact for the team in the next few years.

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NHL Entry Draft 2012: Start Time, Live Stream, Results And More

The 2012 NHL Entry Draft is upon us, starting this Friday evening at 4:00 p.m. PT. The Edmonton Oilers have drawn the first overall selection in this year's draft, while your San Jose Sharks are right in the middle at pick No. 17. Just whom will get selected? You'll have to tune in and find out.

Below you can find a complete coverage schedule including TV times.

Television Coverage:

Round 1: NBC Sports Network starting Friday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. ET (4:00p.m. PT)

Rounds 2-7: NHL Network starting Saturday, June 23 at 10:00 a.m. ET (7:00a.m. PT)

(You can find even more coverage including a live stream during the draft over at NHL.com.)

Round 1 Draft Order:

1. Edmonton Oilers

2. Columbus Blue Jackets

3. Montreal Canadiens

4. New York Islanders

5. Toronto Maple Leafs

6. Anaheim Ducks

7. Minnesota Wild

8. Carolina Hurricanes

9. Winnipeg Jets

10. Tampa Bay Lightning

11. Washington Capitals (from Colorado Avalanche)

12. Buffalo Sabres

13. Dallas Stars

14. Calgary Flames

15. Ottawa Senators

16. Washington Capitals

17. San Jose Sharks

18. Chicago Blackhawks

19. Tampa Bay Lightning (from Detroit Red Wings)

20. Philadelphia Flyers

21. Buffalo Sabres (from Nashville Predators)

22. Pittsburgh Penguins

23. Florida Panthers

24. Boston Bruins

25. St. Louis Blues

26. Vancouver Canucks

27. Phoenix Coyotes

28. New York Rangers

29. New Jersey Devils

30. Los Angeles Kings

For continued coverage of the 2012 NHL Draft, make sure to check out SB Nation's dedicated hockey hub. For more on the Sharks, head over to Fear the Fin.

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NHL Draft Order 2012: Edmonton Has No. 1 Pick, San Jose Sharks Pick 17th With 6 Picks In Total

The 2012 NHL Draft begins Friday night, and the San Jose Sharks have six picks, beginning with the 17th overall selection.

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