The San Jose Sharks have long been criticized for a lack of NHL-ready prospects in their farm system. In fact, The Hockey News ranked the Sharks dead last in the NHL in their annual "Future Watch" issue last spring.
But that doesn't mean that there aren't a few rookies who could see action for San Jose during the coming campaign. Here is a look at the top five rookies most likely to see ice time for the Sharks this season and a projection of their 2013-14 NHL statistics.
Feel free to comment on the projections of any of these players or to mention a player you feel has a great chance to play for the Sharks this season and should have been included on the list. Indicate why you feel your choice will make the NHL this season and how you feel they will do.