Sharks’ Gabryel Boudreau Will Re-enter Draft


Gabryel Paquin-Boudreau, drafted #49 overall by the San Jose Sharks, reacts after he was drafted in the second round during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.

(June 29, 2013 – Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

Kevin Kurz of reported Tuesday night that former San Jose Sharks 2nd round selection Gabryel Boudreau will not be returning to the team, and will be re-entering the NHL Draft. Boudreau was selected with the 49th overall pick in 2013. He has played in the QMJHL during his junior career.

The reason Boudreau is able to go back into the draft is because he was unsigned by the June 1st deadline for players eligible to re-enter the draft. Boudreau was injured at the beginning of the year and only played 7 games, which makes him eligible for a re-entry into the draft.

Gabryel Boudreau will now get a new start with a new team which could bode well for a young player who still has much to prove. Unfortunately for Boudreau, he will be entering the deepest draft we’ve seen in many years. Boudreau will be lucky to be selected in the final few rounds. There is so much talent available in the first few rounds that no one in their right mind will want anything to do with a prospect who didn’t play at all last season.

The NHL Draft will be held June 26th to the 27th in Florida. Will Boudreau be selected for a 2nd time?