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2016 NHL Entry Draft: First Round Live Blog

By: Nick Lanciani

Let us all gather around our TVs, Internet and mobile devices as we watch teams pick teenagers to lead them to the future (and make us feel bad about ourselves for not being one of them).


2016 NHL Entry Draft

1. Toronto Maple Leafs–> C Auston Matthews, Zurich (SUI)

2. Winnipeg Jets–> RW Patrik Laine, Tappara (FIN)

3. Columbus Blue Jackets–> LW Pierre-Luc Dubois, Cape Breton (QMJHL)

4. Edmonton Oilers–> RW Jesse Puljujarvi, Karpat (FIN)

5. Vancouver Canucks–> D Olli Juolevi, London (OHL)

6. Calgary Flames–> LW Matthew Tkachuk, London (OHL)

7. Arizona Coyotes–> C Clayton Keller, USA U-18 (USHL)

8. Buffalo Sabres–> RW Alexander Nylander, Mississauga (OHL)

9. Montréal Canadiens–> D Mikhail Sergachev, Windsor (OHL)

10. Colorado Avalanche–> C Tyson Jost, Penticton (BCHL)

11. Ottawa Senators–> C Logan Brown, Windsor (OHL)

12. New Jersey Devils–> C Michael McLeod, Mississauga (OHL)

13. Carolina Hurricanes–> D Jake Bean, Calgary (WHL)

14. Boston Bruins–> D Charlie McAvoy, Boston University (Hockey-East)

15. Minnesota Wild–> C Luke Kunin, Wisconsin (BIG10)

16. Arizona Coyotes (from DET)–> D Jakob Chychrun, Sarnia (OHL)

17. Nashville Predators–> D Dante Fabbro, Penticton (BCHL)

18. Winnipeg Jets (from PHI)–> D Logan Stanley, Windsor (OHL)

19. New York Islanders–> LW Kieffer Bellows, USA U-18 (USHL)

20. Detroit Red Wings (from ARI via NYR)–> D Dennis Cholowski, Chilliwack (BCHL)

21. Carolina Hurricanes (from LAK)–> RW Julien Gauthier, Val-d’Or (QMJHL)

22. Philadelphia Flyers (from WPG via CHI)–> C German Rubtsov, Team Russia U18 (RUS)

23. Florida Panthers–> C Henrik Borgstrom, HIFK U 20 (SM-Liiga, FIN)

24. Anaheim Ducks–> LW Max Jones, London (OHL)

25. Dallas Stars–> LW Riley Tufte, Blaine (HS-MN)

26. St. Louis Blues (from WSH)–> C Tage Thompson, Connecticut (Hockey-East)

27. Tampa Bay Lightning–> C Brett Howden, Moose Jaw (WHL)

28. Washington Capitals (from STL)–> D Lucas Johansen, Kelowna (WHL)

29. Boston Bruins (from SJS)–> C Trent Frederic, USA U-18 (USHL)

30. Anaheim Ducks (from TOR via PIT)–> C Sam Steel, Regina (WHL)

Pre Draft Trades (trades made on draft day, before the draft began)

  • None

Trades Made During the Draft

  • The Montreal Canadiens traded F Lars Eller to the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 2017 2nd round pick and a 2018 2nd round pick.
  • The Chicago Blackhawks sent F Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for the 39th and 45th overall picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
  • The Calgary Flames acquired G Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues and sent the 35th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft in return to St. Louis.
  • The contract of F Pavel Datsyuk was traded along with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft from the Detroit Red Wings to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for F Joe Vitale, the 20th overall pick and the 53rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers sent their 18th overall and 79th overall picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for the 22nd and 36th overall picks.
  • The Washington Capitals traded their 26th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft to the St. Louis Blues for the 28th and 87th overall picks in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

By Nick Lanciani

10 years experience working various roles in sports, plus I like to paint in my spare time. Anyway, I write stuff on Down the Frozen River, make/appear on podcasts, used to write stuff for Couch Guy Sports and apply to full-time jobs for a living.