Thomas Bordeleau nearing his goal with the San Jose Sharks

Thomas Bordeleau nears his goal with the San Jose Sharks


Thomas Bordeleau is one of the highlights at camp for the San Jose Sharks. Even if the striker has a chance to carve out a place in the California formation, he keeps both feet on the ground.  

« My side is is going well, but it's a bit unusual,” said Thomas Bordeleau in an interview with Le Journal on Friday. 

“Due to our trip to Europe, this had to be condensed. It was a difficult camp where there was not much rest. It didn't stop. There are a lot of new faces in the players and in the organization. 

“It's fun making new connections. ”

As for his fate, Bordeleau lives in the moment. 

“It's in their hands [the Sharks executives],” the 20-year-old added. I show up, I play and I do what they tell me. The camp was so busy that I didn't have time to think too much about what was going to happen. It's a good thing. ”

As is the case with the Canadiens, the Sharks are in the process of rebuilding. They are ready to make room for their top prospects. 

Forward William Eklund and defenseman Ryan Merkley have good chances to start the season in San Jose. It wouldn't be surprising if they also gave Bordeleau a chance. 

Sharks forward Thomas Bordeleau in the preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings.

On the power play

Bordeleau has been used on the power play by his coach David Quinn since the start of training camp. A great mark of confidence.

He had the chance to play with several veterans. Friday night, in Anaheim, he had the chance to evolve with Logan Couture, Kevin Labanc, Mario Ferraro and Oskar Lindblom. 

“I'm lucky to be able to play with good players like them,” said the principal. It makes my job easier. I'm glad the coaches recognize my attacking flair.

“My job is to deliver the goods and that's what I try to do. ”

On the wing? 

The Sharks are well off at center. In the final days, head coach David Quinn raised the possibility of using Bordeleau on the wing due to injuries at that position. 

The Sharks' 2020 second-round pick is open to the idea. 

” It wouldn't destabilize me, analyzed the one who has always played in the center position. I've always been very good at face-offs.

“However, if they want me to play on the wing, I think I'm open and smart enough to know where get on the rink. It would take me a bit of adjustment. 

“After a few practices and a few games, that wouldn’t be a problem. ”