Season Preview: San Jose Sharks depth chart
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theScore is previewing each team leading up to the 2016-17 season.

The San Jose Sharks fell two wins shy of the Stanley Cup last season, and they'll ice nearly the exact same roster this season with the goal of taking that final step.

Boasting a star-studded lineup, the Sharks should be in the thick of things in the Western Conference once again.

Here's a look at their projected depth chart for 2016-17:

Forwards

LW C RW
Tomas Hertl Joe Pavelski Joe Thornton
Patrick Marleau Logan Couture Joonas Donskoi
Mikkel Boedker Chris Tierney Joel Ward
Matt Nieto Tommy Wingels Melker Karlsson
  • Mikkel Boedker signed a four-year, $16-million contract with the club in the offseason.
  • 2015 ninth overall pick Timo Meier is expected to make a push for a roster spot after scoring 87 points in 52 QMJHL games last season.

Defense

LD RD
Paul Martin Brent Burns
Marc-Edouard Vlasic Justin Braun
Brenden Dillon David Schlemko
  • David Schlemko is the lone newcomer on the blue line. Coming off a 19-point season with the New Jersey Devils, the 29-year-old signed a four-year deal in the offseason.

Goalies

G
Martin Jones
  • Martin Jones is the lone goalie on a one-way contract for the Sharks at this point, and will carry the load again between the pipes after the best season of his young career.

NHL Depth Charts

ANA | ARI | BOS | BUF | CGY
CAR | CHI | COL | CBS | DAL
DET | EDM | FLA | LA | MIN
MTL | NSH | NJD | NYI | NYR
PHI | PIT | OTT | STL | SJ
TB | TOR | VAN | WSH | WIN

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