SAN JOSE -- The Sharks traded down seven spots in the first round of the NHL draft Friday night to improve their options in the later rounds.

San Jose had been scheduled to pick 20th, but traded that pick and the 179th (late sixth round) pick of the draft to the Chicago Blackhawks for the 27th overall pick and the 62nd, which is early in the third round.

The second through seventh rounds take place Saturday.




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