San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson believes prospects will make it known to the team when they're ready for the NHL. Rushing young players to the big club just isn't something he finds necessary.
"We don't over-promote our young players," Wilson told NHL.com. "We want them to earn their opportunities."
The Sharks have picked in the first round of the NHL Draft just twice since 2007 as the team has gone about building a Stanley Cup contender. And despite not picking until the latter stages of rounds due to their playoff success, San Jose has managed to find prospect depth at defense and goaltending.