Sharks land No. 11 draft pick, Carl Grundstrom in two separate transactions – NBC Sports Bay Area and California

The Sharks will be active before the 2024 NHL Draft even starts.

San Jose acquired the 11th overall pick from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for the 14th and 42nd picks from the Sharks, general manager Mike Grier announced Thursday.

The Sharks now have nine projected picks, including No. 1 overall, in the two-day draft, which begins Friday at 4 p.m. PT in Las Vegas.

Shortly thereafter, Grier also announced that the team had traded defenseman Kyle Burroughs to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Carl Grundstrom.

Grundstrom, 26, had 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in 50 games for the Kings last season, underscoring a strong 2022-23 season in which he set personal bests across all categories with 19 points, 12 goals and seven assists in 57 games.

Grundstrom played in 236 NHL games and scored 67 points (40 goals, 27 assists). The 6-foot, 200-pound Swedish native was originally selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Burroughs, who was selected by the New York Islanders in the 2013 NHL Draft and played for the Colorado Avalanche and Vancouver Canucks, signed with the Sharks last July.

The 28-year-old played in 73 games with the Sharks last season, recording eight points (two goals, six assists). He ranked eighth among San Jose defensemen in scoring, led the group with 71 penalty minutes and was fifth among the team’s defensemen with 19:09 of ice time per game.