Sharks fans with the emptiness of the offseason got a taste of hockey in July and a glimpse into the future of their team Thursday night at Sharks Ice at San Jose as the team’s top young talent was on display in the Sharks Prospect Summer Scrimmage.
There was plenty of speed, skill, and fancy puck-handling to be seen, with minimal hitting and physicality in the mid-summer spectacle between Team Marchment (coached by Bryan Marchment) and Team Ricci (coached by Mike Ricci).
Forward Daniil Tarasov stole the show, scoring two goals including an overtime power play goal to win the game for Team Marchment, 4-3. In 43 games last season with the Worcester Sharks, Tarasov posted 28 points (14 goals, 14 assists) and was named the team’s Rookie of the Year.
Below is video of Tarasov showing his skills at the 2010 NHI Russian Development Camp in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Former Boston University standout and 2011 second round draft pick of the Sharks Matthew Nieto led the charge for Team Ricci...