Our Clients:

Field Level Media - Professional sports content solutions | FLM

Jun 28, 2024 7:17 pm

Sharks pick Macklin Celebrini with No. 1 overall pick

Macklin Celebrini

The San Jose Sharks chose center Macklin Celebrini with the first overall pick in the 2024 NHL Draft on Friday in Las Vegas.

Celebrini, who turned 18 on June 13, was the youngest player in NCAA Division I last season and the youngest to win the Hobey Baker Award after producing 32 goals and 32 assists in 38 games at Boston University.

He’s just the fourth freshman to be named the top college player.

Former Sharks star Joe Thornton announced Macklin Celebrini as the first pick.

“Just a surreal feeling,” Celebrini said. “I’ve dreamed about this moment ever since I was a kid and for it to come true, it’s an amazing feeling.”

Celebrini, who is 6-foot, 190 pounds, also starred at the 2024 IIHF World Junior Championship last winter in Sweden, totaling four goals and four assists in five games for Canada.

Celebrini grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia before his family relocated to the Bay Area of California six years ago when his father, Rick Celebrini, accepted a position with the Golden State Warriors as the vice president of player health and performance.

“Off the ice, he is actually an alter ego of himself on the ice,” Rick Celebrini said. “He’s very relaxed and chill, very thoughtful at times. But on the ice, as soon as he steps on the ice, he just changes into competitive, snarling and aggressive.”

The Sharks landed the top pick for the first time in franchise history after finishing with the fewest points in the NHL last season (47).

They fired coach David Quinn six days after the end of the regular season and replaced him with Ryan Warsofsky, who was an assistant coach with San Jose the past two seasons.

–Field Level Media

You may also like

Bryan Reynolds
Jul 13, 2024 5:24 pm

Bryan Reynolds (4 hits, 4 RBIs) leads Pirates past White Sox

Bryan Reynolds rapped four hits, including a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning, as the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates earned a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday…

Alec Burleson
Jul 13, 2024 5:15 pm

Cardinals bury Cubs with 9-run first inning

Alec Burleson hit a three-run homer and scored twice as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the visiting Chicago Cubs 11-3 Saturday afternoon in the first half of a split doubleheader….

Los Angeles Dodgers
Jul 13, 2024 4:58 pm

Tigers roar back from 5-run deficit to stun Dodgers

Gio Urshela blasted a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Detroit Tigers rallied from a five-run deficit in the ninth to stun the visiting…

More News News

Bryan Reynolds
Jul 13, 2024 5:24 pm

Bryan Reynolds (4 hits, 4 RBIs) leads Pirates past White Sox

Bryan Reynolds rapped four hits, including a tiebreaking two-run single in the seventh inning, as the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates earned a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday…

Alec Burleson
Jul 13, 2024 5:15 pm

Cardinals bury Cubs with 9-run first inning

Los Angeles Dodgers
Jul 13, 2024 4:58 pm

Tigers roar back from 5-run deficit to stun Dodgers

Nick Ahmed
Jul 13, 2024 4:12 pm

Giants release two-time Gold Glove SS Nick Ahmed

Caitlin Clark
Jul 13, 2024 4:09 pm

Fever’s Caitlin Clark set sights on taking down Lynx

Read all
fb-post
advertisment
title-icon

Upcoming events

See all odds