NHL 19: San Jose Sharks Player Ratings, Roster & Top Prospects

Can you take the San Jose Sharks to glory with this roster?


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After making it to the Stanley Cup Finals a couple of seasons back, the San Jose Sharks were determined to make it back. So, they brought in Evander Kane, integrated great prospects like Timo Meier into the lines, and, in a blockbuster move, traded in Erik Karlsson to join their already highly-rated blueliner corps. Now the Sharks are among the very best teams in the Western Conference, poised for a deep run this season. 

Joe Pavelski, Right Wing, 87 OVR

Age: 34
Role: Two-Way
Height: 180cm
Weight: 88kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 92 Wrist Shot Accuracy. 91 Deking, Passing, Hand-Eye, Puck Control 

The San Jose captain has been one of the team’s most trusted goalscorers for many years and continues to notch goals in big games this season – tallying 27 goals and 45 points in 52 games. It doesn’t often translate into NHL 19 gameplay due to how the positioning works, but Joe Pavelski is excellent in the faceoff circle, and has been given an 85 rating in-game. With a 91 across all puck skills and incredible accuracy ratings for his shooting, Pavelski is a very deadly forward to have on the ice.

Erik Karlsson, Defenseman, 90 OVR

Age: 28
Role: Offensive Defenseman
Height: 183cm
Weight: 87kg
Shoots: Right
Best Stats: 95 Offensive Awareness, Deking, Poise, Puck Control, Passing 

Erik Karlsson has long been recognized among the very best defensemen in the league, so to add the Swede to a team that already has Brent Burns and Marc-Edouard Vlasic almost seems unfair. It took the former Senator time to adapt to the Sharks’ style, but now he’s notched 43 points in 47 games, seemingly getting more comfortable with each passing game. He’s the best offensive defenseman in NHL 19, boasting puck skills that are a mere point off of Sidney Crosby. Karlsson is also remarkably fast with 92s across all speed stats.

Martin Jones, Goaltender, 87 OVR

Age: 28
Role: Hybrid
Height: 193cm
Weight: 88kg
Shoots: Left
Best Stats: 90 Glove Low, Stick Low, Recover, Agility, Speed, Vision 

Since moving from the Sharks’ heated rivals, the Los Angeles Kings, to the Boston Bruins and then to San Jose over the space of four days in 2015, Martin Jones has grown into a very trusty goaltender: one that’s capable of leading a team to the Stanley Cup. He’s seen his numbers slip from his .915 save percentage and 2.55 goals against average in 60 starts last season to .895 and 2.98 in 38 starts this season, but his stats will likely be topped up before the end of the season. Jones is well-balanced across the board, with a slight weakness in a favored scoring zone on NHL 19, at stick high. 

From the Day 1, September 13 update, this is how the San Jose Sharks’ first lines start. Thornton is superb in the duel, so this line will often win possession. From there, all of Kane, Pavelski, and Burns boast incredible shooting ability. So, despite this line not hosting the likes of Erik Karlsson, Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, or Timo Meier, it’s still very dangerous.

NHL 19 San Jose Sharks Roster

Evander Kane (83) – Joe Thornton (84) – Joe Pavelski (87)
Joakim Ryan (78) – Brent Burns (89)
Martin Jones (87)

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Best Stats

Brent Burns

89

Two-Way Defenseman

196cm

33

Right

92 Offensive Awareness, Wrist Shot Power, Defensive Awareness

Marc-Edouard Vlasic

86

Defensive Defenseman

185cm

31

Left

92 Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking. 90 Shot Blocking

Logan Couture

85

Playmaker Center

185cm

29

Left

90 Deking, Acceleration, Speed, Agility

Joe Thornton

84

Playmaker Center

193cm

39

Left

90 Balance, Strength. 89 Offensive Awareness, Passing, Puck Control

Evander Kane

84

Left Wing Power Forward

188cm

27

Left

89 Acceleration, agility, Speed, Aggressiveness, Strength, Slap Shot Power

Justin Braun

83

Defensive Defenseman

188cm

31

Right

90 Discipline. 89 Shot Blocking. 88 Defensive Awareness, Stick Checking, Endurance

Tomas Hertl

83

Sniper Center

188cm

24

Left

89 Deking, Slap Shot Power. 88 Wrist Shot Power, Speed, Agility, Acceleration

Brenden Dillon

82

Defensive Defenseman

193cm

27

Left

90 Strength, Body Checking, Balance

Joonas Donskoi

81

Two-Way Left Wing

183cm

26

Right

90 Discipline. 88 Acceleration, Speed

Timo Meier

81

Right Wing Power Forward

183cm

21

Left

88 Aggressiveness, Body Checking. 87 Stick Checking, Balance, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Strength

Kevin Labanc

81

Two-Way Left Wing

180cm

22

Right

87 Speed. 86 Acceleration, Agility, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Melker Karlsson

79

Two-Way Center

183cm

28

Right

87 Speed, Agility, Acceleration

Tim Heed

78

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

27

Right

90 Discipline. 87 Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power, Acceleration, Agility

Joakim Ryan

78

Two-Way Defenseman

180cm

25

Left

90 Discipline. 86 Acceleration, Agility, Speed, Slap Shot Power, Wrist Shot Power

Barclay Goodrow

77

Left Wing Power Forward

188cm

25

Left

88 Strength, Balance. 87 Body Checking.

Marcus Sorensen

76

Left Wing Sniper

180cm

26

Left

87 Acceleration, Agility, Speed

Dylan Gambrell

68

Two-Way Center

183cm

22

Right

84 Agility. 83 Acceleration, Speed

Aaron Dell

81

Hybrid Goaltender

183cm

29

Left

87 Agility, Speed, Recover

Kyle Wood, Defenseman, 75 OVR

Age: 22
Role: Defensive Defenseman
Height: 196cm
Weight: 104kg
Shoots: Right
Potential: Top 6 med

His rating is a little bit low to be considered for the NHL lines, but then again, Kyle Wood’s 196cm, 104kg frame as well as his 88 strength, 88 balance, 85 shot blocking, 85 stick checking, and 85 body checking make him a very usable defenseman in the traditional sense. 

The San Jose Sharks have done well to integrate and develop many of their prospects into their NHL lines: some have remained while others have become valued trade pieces. Now, another batch of decent youngsters looks to be on its way to the NHL, with Ryan Merkley, Sasha Chmelevski, Noah Gregor, and Jeremy Roy all developing into serviceable players.

NHL 19 San Jose Sharks Top Prospects

Name

Overall Rating

Position/Role

Height

Age

Shoots

Potential

Linus Karlsson

55

Two-Way Center

185cm

18

Right

Top 9 med

Ryan Merkley

60

Offensive Defenseman

180cm

18

Right

Elite low

Vladislav Kotkov

61

Two-Way Left Wing

196cm

18

Right

Top 9 med

Jake McGrew

57

Two-Way Right Wing

178cm

19

Right

Top 9 low

Ivan Chekhovich

60

Sniper Center

178cm

19

Left

Top 9 low

Sasha Chmelevski

60

Two-Way Center

180cm

19

Right

Top 6 med

Noah Gregor

63

Two-Way Center

180cm

20

Left

Top 6 med

Joachim Blichfeld

64

Two-Way Left Wing

185cm

20 

Right

Top 9 med

Jayden Halbgewachs

63

Sniper Center

173cm

21

Left

Top 9 med

Manuel Wiederer

65

Two-Way Center

180cm

21

Right

Bottom 6 med

Alexander True

67

Two-Way Center

196cm

21

Left

Bottom 6 med

Jeremy Roy

73

Offensive Defenseman

183cm

21

Right

Top 4 med

Zacharie Emond

54

Hybrid Goaltender

185cm

18

Left

AHL Starter med

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