The Sharks’ scouting staff wasn’t all that impressed with the group of high-end defensemen at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

As a result, the team traded up five places to 46th overall in the second round on Saturday at Wells Fargo Center to snatch defenseman Julius Bergman, an 18-year-old Swede that plays a complete game, according to Sharks scouting director Tim Burke.

“We thought the D market was a little bit slim, so we didn’t want to lose the kid; a defenseman that we wanted,” Burke said. He’s got a good blend to his game, offensively and defensively.”

Bergman had 34 points in 43 games in the Swedish junior league last season, along with 54 penalty minutes, indicating he has some skill and isn’t afraid to use his six-foot-one, 187-pound frame.

When all was said and done, six of the eight players the Sharks chose at the draft were forwards, including first round pick Nikolay Goldobin. It would seem that position was a focus of the club headed into the annual event, but Burke said that wasn’t necessarily the case.