With the 26th pick, the San Jose Sharks select Quentin Musty from Sudbury Wolves in the OHL. Musty scored 26 goals and 52 points in 53 games for the Wolves. The alternate captain also added 4 points in 4 playoff games.
“The draw with Musty was always obvious. He brings a little bit of everything to the table in a projectable, imposing 6-foot- 2 frame. Better still, he’s not shy about leveraging every part of it to dispossess opponents of the puck, wreak havoc along the boards and at the net-front, and to barrel down the wing off the rush. Put another way: Musty has what it takes to be a power forward at the next level. The NHL tends to covet players with that profile, and we do, too. They’re not just fun to watch. They can take over games and playoff series. You want them in your lineup.” – Elite Prospects NHL Draft Guide
Musty found another gear in the second half of the season after overcoming mononucleosis. When the Wolves made a coaching change to Derek MacKenzie, Musty was given more opportunities to contribute and took the most of it.
The 6’2″ power forward adds another dimension to the Sharks’ prospect pool, severely lacking in size among the forwards outside of Filip Bystedt. Musty will need to work on his consistency, but if he hits, the Sharks could have a gem this late in the draft. Musty is expected to go back to Sudbury this fall.