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2016 NHL Entry Draft General Information and Preview

2016 NHL Entry Draft Combine Heights and Weights

2016 Mock Draft

Part 1 (Picks 1-15)
Part 2 (Picks 16-30)
Part 3 (Picks 31-45)
Part 4 (Picks 46-61)

2016 NHL Entry Draft Final Rankings and Scouting Reports

#1 Auston Matthews, Centre, ZSC Lions
#2 Patrik Laine, Left Wing, Tappara
#3 Jesse Puljujarvi, Right Wing, Karpat
#4 Matthew Tkachuk, Left Wing, London Knights
#5 Jakob Chychrun, Defence, Sarnia Sting
#6 Pierre-Luc Dubois, Left Wing/Centre, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
#7 Olli Juolevi, Defence, London Knights
#8 Alexander Nylander, Right Wing, Mississauga Steelheads
#9 Tyson Jost, Centre, Penticton Vees
#10 Mikhail Sergachev, Defence, Windsor Spitfires

#11 Clayton Keller, Centre, US NTDP
#12 Jake Bean, Defence, Calgary Hitmen
#13 Logan Brown, Centre, Windsor Spitfires
#14 Michael McLeod, Centre, Mississauga Steelheads
#15 Charlie McAvoy, Defence, Boston University Terriers
#16 Max Jones, Left Wing, London Knights
#17 Dante Fabbro, Defence, Penticton Vees
#18 Julien Gauthier, Right Wing, Val d’or Foreurs
#19 Luke Kunin, Centre/Right Wing, Wisconsin Badgers
#20 Kieffer Bellows, Left Wing, US NTDP

#21 German Rubtsov, Centre, Russia NTDP
#22 Riley Tufte, Left Wing, Fargo Force
#23 Pascal Laberge, Centre/Right Wing, Victoriaville Tigres
#24 Brett Howden, Centre, Moose Jaw Warriors
#25 Alex DeBrincat, Right Wing, Erie Otters
#26 Rasmus Asplund, Centre, Farjestads BK
#27 Libor Hajek, Defence, Saskatoon Blades
#28 Carter Hart, Goaltender, Everett Silvertips
#29 Tage Thompson, Right Wing/Centre, Connecticut Huskies
#30 Sam Steel, Centre, Regina Pats

#31 Tyler Benson, Left Wing, Vancouver Giants
#32 Lucas Johansen, Defence, Kelowna Rockets
#33 Kale Clague, Defence, Brandon Wheat Kings
#34 Nathan Bastian, Wing/Centre, Mississauga Steelheads
#35 Vitali Abramov, Left Wing/Right Wing, Gatineau Olympiques
#36 Boris Katchouk, Left Wing, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
#37 Luke Green, Defence, Saint John Sea Dogs
#38 Will Bitten, Centre, Flint Firebirds
#39 Dillon Dube, Centre, Kelowna Rockets
#40 Taylor Raddysh, Right Wing/Left Wing, Erie Otters

#41 Carl Grundstrom, Left Wing, Modo 
#42 Evan Fitzpatrick, Goaltender, Sherbrooke Phoenix
#43 Adam Mascherin, Left Wing/Centre, Kitchener Rangers
#44 Dennis Cholowoski, Defence, Chilliwack Chiefs
#45 Jonathan Dahlen, Left Wing/Centre, Timra IK
#46 Logan Stanley, Defence, Windsor Spitfires
#47 Samuel Girard, Defence, Shawinigan Cataractes
#48 Cam Dineen, Defence, Brampton Battalion
#49 Filip Gustavsson, Goaltender, Lulea IF
#50 Chad Krys, Defence, US NTDP

#51 Jordan Kyrou, Centre/Right Wing, Sarnia Sting
#52 Frederic Allard, Defence, Chicoutimi Sagueneens
#53 Cam Morrison, Centre/Left Wing, Youngstown Phantoms
#54 Ryan Lindgren, Defence, US NTDP
#55 Cliff Pu, Centre/Right Wing, London Knights
#56 Sean Day, Defence, Mississauga Steelheads
#57 Markus Niemelainen, Defence, Saginaw Spirit
#58 Trent Frederic, Centre/Left Wing, US NTDP
#59 Otto Makinen, Centre, Tappara
#60 Victor Mete, Defence, London Knights

#61 Givani Smith, Right Wing, Guelph Storm
#62 Noah Gregor, Centre, Moose Jaw Warriors
#63 Adam Fox, Defence US NTDP
#64 Janne Kuokkanen, Centre, Karpat U20
#65 Tim Gettinger, Left Wing, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
#66 Dmitry Sokolov, Centre/Left Wing, Sudbury Wolves
#67 Joey Anderson, Right Wing, US NTDP
#68 Wade Allison, Right Wing/Centre, Tri-City Storm
#69 Tyler Parsons, Goalie, London Knights
#70 Filip Hronek, Defence, HC Hradec Kralove

#71 Hudson Elynuik, Centre, Spokane Chiefs
#72 Riley Stillman, Defence, Oshawa Generals
#73 Vladimir Kuznetsov, Left Wing, Acadie Bathurst Titan
#74 Simon Stransky, Left Wing, Prince Albert Raiders
#75 Jack Kopacka, Left Wing, Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds
#76 Matt Filipe, Left Wing/Centre, Cedar Rapids Roughriders
#77 Cole Candella, Defence, Hamilton Bulldogs
#78 Yegor Korshkov, Right Wing, Lokomotiv Yaroslavl
#79 Andrew Peeke, Defence, Green Bay Gamblers
#80 Artur Kayumov, Left Wing, Russia U18 NTDP

#81 Zach Sawchenko, Goaltender, Moose Jaw Warriors
#82 Jordan Sambrook, Defence, Erie Otters
#83 Jonathan Ang, Centre/Right Wing, Peterborough Petes
#84 Ben Gleason, Defence, Hamilton Bulldogs
#85 Jacob Cederholm, Defence, HV71
#86 J.D. Greenway, Defence, US NTDP
#87 Joshua Mahura, Defence, Red Deer Rebels
#88 William Lockwood, Right Wing, US NTDP
#89 Connor Hall, Defence, Kitchener Rangers
#90 Linus Lindstrom, Centre, Skelleftea

#91 Nicholas Caamano, Right Wing, Flint Firebirds
#92 Travis Barron, Left Wing, Ottawa 67s
#93 Jacob Neveu, Defence, Rouyn-Noranda Huskies
#94 Beck Malenstyn, Centre, Calgary Hitmen
#95 Tanner Laczynski, Centre, Lincoln Stars
#96 Griffin Luce, Defence, US NTDP
#97 Jacob Moverare, Defence, HV71
#98 Otto Somppi, Centre, Halifax Mooseheads
#99 Keaton Middleton, Defence, Saginaw Spirit
#100 Carsen Twarynski, Left Wing, Calgary Hitmen

HM: Henrik Borgstrom, Centre, HIFK Helsinki


Supplementary Information

Mike Barrett’s Positional Rankings: Forwards
Mike Barrett’s Positional Rankings: Defencemen
OTPP: NHL Draft Preview with Ben Kerr, Dave Gove and Zachary Devine

Interviews and Miscellaneous Reports

Leafs win Draft Lottery
Leafs are Big Winners at Draft Lottery
Could Patrik Laine go First Overall?
CHL Top Prospects Game
Whats Next for Auston Matthews?
How Auston Matthews Could Change the NHL Landscape
Michael Mcleod leading trio of Young Trout headed to the draft
A season of ups and downs for Jakob Chychryn’s Draft Value
Olli Juolevi’s Draft Stock rising daily
Trio of 2016 NHL Entry Draft Eligible Players Lead Finland to World Junior Gold Medal
Max Jones raising eyebrows
Why Punish the Cellar Dwellers?
Leafs Worst Case Scenario: Historical Precedents on Trading the 4th Overall Pick
Canucks Draft Lottery Preview
Matthew Tkachuk Facing Adversity and Stealing the Show
Tyler Parsons Making his Case to be Drafted
No Controversy Here: Leafs will take Auston Matthews first overall
No Contest: Jets will draft Patrik Laine
NO Debate: Blue Jackets will draft Jess Puljujarvi third overall
How the Flames could Draft Matthew Tkachuk
Leafs Should Keep First Overall
Habs Draft Targets

Junior Hockey Playoff Previews

Memorial Cup Preview and Predictions
Memorial Cup Final Preview
London Knights win Memorial Cup

Team Canada Roster for the Under 18 World Championships
Team USA Roster for the Under 18 World Championships
Russian U18 Team Involved in PED Scandal

QMJHL Playoff First Round Preview
QMJHL Playoff Second Round Preview
QMJHL Final Four Preview
QMJHL Final Preview
Rouyn-Noranda Huskies take QMJHL Title

OHL Eastern Conference First Round Preview
OHL Western Conference First Round Preview
OHL Playoffs Round Two Preview
OHL Conference Finals
Knights-Otters Was a Clinic, Not a War
OHL Final Preview
London Knights are unstoppable

WHL Eastern Conference First Round Preview
WHL Western Conference First Round Preview
WHL Playoffs Second Round Preview
WHL Conference Finals
WHL Final Preview

NCAA Tournament Preview
NCAA Frozen Four Preview

Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament


February 2016 NHL Entry Draft Rankings

Click here for players (1-5).
Click here for players (6-10).
Click here for players (11-15).
Click here for players (16-20).
Click here for players (21-25).
Click here for players (26-30).


November Draft Rankings

For Numbers 1-5 click here.
For Numbers 6-10 click here.
For Numbers 11-15 click here.
For Numbers 16-20 click here.
For Numbers 21-25 click here.
For Numbers 26-30 click here.


Pre-Season Rankings

LWOS Pre-Season Top 15.


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