SAN JOSE -- The Sharks returned to Europe for their first two draft picks Saturday morning, selecting Swedish defenseman Julius Bergman with the 46th overall pick and Swiss forward Noah Rod with the 53rd.

To get the offensive-minded Bergman, the Sharks moved up from the 51st spot with a trade that gave that pick and a fourth-round choice in 2015 to the Nashville Predators.

The Sharks also traded the 62nd pick they gained Friday night from the Chicago Blackhawks to Nashville for the 72nd and 102nd pick Saturday.

With their final five picks of the draft, the Sharks chose North American players:

  • Right wing Alex Schoenbron, a North Dakota native who had 36 points and 121 penalty minutes playing for Portland of the WHL, was taken with the 72nd pick.

  • Left wing Dylan Sadowy, who had a team-high 27 goals with Saginaw (OHL), was chosen 81st overall.

  • Alexis Vanier, a 6-foot-5, 225 pound defenseman with Baie-Comeau (QMJHL) was selected 101st.

  • Center Rourke Chartier of the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) was picked 149th. The 5-foot-10, 166-pound forward had 24 goals and 5 points last season.

  • The final player chosen by San Jose at 171st overall was Kevin Labanc, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. playing junior hockey in Canada for Barrie (OHL).

    The Sharks opened the draft Friday night by taking Russian-born forward Nikolay Goldobin with the 27th overall pick. Goldobin has played with the Sarnia Sting of the OHL the past two seasons.