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2022 NHL Draft: Could Sharks trade up in first round?

The 2022 NHL draft is a month away, and the San Jose Sharks are selecting at 11th overall, after failing to secure a lottery draw last month. But could the team make a trade to pick sooner than that?

Trading up is always fun for fans, but it’s easier said than done. The Sharks, of course, do not have their second-round pick, after trading it for Adin Hill last off-season. The team has not traded any picks in the 2023 draft, but unless becoming a Stanley Cup contender is a guarantee, trading a potential lottery ticket for Connor Bedard or Matvei Michkov shouldn’t be something that the Sharks would do.