In case it wasn’t obvious earlier this week when he was entrusted to hold a press conference and talk about the future of the team, San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson will be back next season.
From CSN Bay Area:
On Thursday, team owner Hasso Plattner issued a lengthy, and at times vague letter to fans, in which he touched on a number of topics regarding his club that missed the playoffs for the first time in 11 seasons.
Although it wasn’t explicitly worded, according to a Sharks source, the letter partly serves as an endorsement for Wilson to return as the team’s top hockey executive for a 13th year.
Obviously, Wilson has some work to do this summer. At the top of the list is hiring a new coach to replace Todd McLellan.
Speaking of which…
San Jose also has eight picks in the upcoming draft, including the ninth overall selection.
The Sharks haven’t had a top-10 draft pick since they took Logan Couture ninth overall in 2007.