SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled center Dylan Gambrell (@D_Gambrell7) from the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
Gambrell, 22, opened the season with the San Jose Barracuda and in his first game and recorded three points (2g, 1a) with a +2 rating. Last season, Gambrell joined the Sharks for three games in April after spending most of the 2017-18 season with the University of Denver, making his NHL debut April 3 vs. Dallas.
With Denver in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) in 2017-18, he was named as a 2018 Hobey Baker nominee, which is awarded to the top National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) men's ice hockey player, and was added to the NCAA Second All-Star Team for the second year in a row (16-17, 17-18). During his sophomore year, Gambrell helped lead the University of Denver Pioneers to the 2017 NCAA championship title. In seven tournament games (conference and NCAA), he was tied for second on his team in points (7), fourth in assists (5), plus/minus rating (+8), and shots (18), and tied for fourth in goals (2).
The six-foot, 185-pound native of Bonny Lake, Washington, was drafted by San Jose in the second round (60th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.
In a related move, center Joe Thornton has been placed on Injured Reserve.
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