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:
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.