DALLAS, Texas – The San Jose Sharks selected University of North Dakota incoming freshman forward Jasper Weatherby in the fourth round, 102nd overall, of the 2018 National Hockey League Entry Draft on Saturday. The Sharks traded up with Montreal to select Weatherby.
Weatherby, a native of Lummi Island, Wash., spent the past two seasons with the Wenatchee Wild of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL). He was named the BCHL’s Most Valuable Player and a first-team all-star in 2017-18 after leading the league in scoring during both the regular season (58 GP, 37-37—74) and playoffs (20 GP, 15-23—38).
Weatherby took the Wild to a league championship and a berth in the RBC Cup semifinals, where he was named the tournament’s top forward after scoring three goals and five assists in five games. He was also a finalist for Canadian Junior A Player of the Year.
Weatherby became just the third UND player ever to be drafted by San Jose, joining 2013 fifth-rounder Gage Ausmus and 1991 supplemental draft pick Jeff McLean. He was the third UND player drafted this weekend, following first-round pick Jacob Bernard-Docker and second-rounder Jonny Tychonick, both of whom were selected by the Ottawa Senators.
The 2018 NHL Entry Draft continues today with rounds two through seven on NHL Network and Sportsnet.