Is Tomas Hertl the San Jose Sharks’ Best Prospect?

December 15th, 2012 by Scott Semmler Leave a reply »
19-year-old Tomas Hertl is slowly making his way up the ranks of the San Jose Sharks and is arguably the team's most promising prospect.

The Sharks do not have the best talent among their prospects in the team's system. Trades and acquisitions that included the additions of Brent Burns and Martin Havlat required San Jose to give up a good amount of draft picks and prospects, one of which included arguably the team's future in Charlie Coyle.

Coyle has surely caught the attention of his new franchise, the Minnesota Wild. During the 2011-12 season for the Saint John Sea Dogs, the 23-year-old tallied 15 goals and 23 assists in 23 games. In the playoffs, he had 15 goals and 19 assists in 17 games.

Coyle's talent is long gone from the Sharks' system now.

It is much the reason why such attention has been turned towards Hertl. The 17th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft has 19 points in 26 games in his second season in Czech Extraglia.

According to CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz, those stats only tell half the story.

"Making Hertl’s numbers even more impressive is that the Czech league employs several players much older an ...

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