The San Jose Sharks, coming off an impressive 3-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, have added more young skill to the lineup. Thomas Bordeleau has been recalled from the minor leagues, just in time to face the Vegas Golden Knights this evening. Andrew Agozzino was reassigned in the meantime.
Golden Knights fans will likely remember the young forward from last year’s stretch run when he scored a beautiful shootout winner, sending Vegas home with just one point. The club would lose each of the next two games in shootouts to barely miss out on a playoff berth.
Bordeleau, 21, was the 38th overall pick in 2020, just before he headed to the University of Michigan to play with a loaded group of young stars. He blossomed into a top prospect at the school, and stepped out of the college ranks in 2022 to high expectations.
After recording five assists in eight games for the Sharks down the stretch, he has spent this year in the minor leagues, rounding out his game while the big club rebuilds. In 64 matches with the Barracuda, he has 22 goals and 41 points.
There seems to be a good chance that Bordeleau will be a regular in the Sharks lineup next season, but for now, he’s still looking for his first NHL goal.