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2016 NHL Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets bring draft riser Dubois into the fold

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2016 NHL Draft: Columbus Blue Jackets bring draft riser Dubois into the fold

Photo: Columbus Blue Jackets prospect Pierre-Luc Dubois was all smiles after the team made him the third pick overall at the 2016 NHL Draft (courtesy of Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

The Columbus Blue Jackets provided the first mild surprise of the 2016 NHL Draft when they chose center/winger Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles with the third selection overall. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Winnipeg Jets add draft’s top sniper in Patrik Laine

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2016 NHL Draft: Winnipeg Jets add draft’s top sniper in Patrik Laine

Photo: Winnipeg Jets prospect Patrik Laine had a decorated 2015-16 season in which he won two gold medals, and was named MVP of the Liiga playoffs and the World Championship (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

With Auston Matthews off the board as expected, the Winnipeg Jets used the second pick overall in the 2016 NHL Draft to add some offensive punch to their already solid prospect pool with the selection of winger Patrik Laine of Tappara Tampere. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs add Matthews to increasingly talented stable

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2016 NHL Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs add Matthews to increasingly talented stable

Photo: Newly-minted Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Auston Matthews will get his first action in the new Maple Leafs sweater at the team’s summer development camp in early July (courtesy of Jeffrey T. Barnes/Getty Images)

To the surprise of few, the Toronto Maple Leafs used the first overall selection at the 2016 NHL Draft on center Auston Matthews, the player widely regarded as the draft’s top prospect. The talented center competed in Switzerland last season, but he should be a strong candidate to make the Maple Leafs roster for the start of the 2016-17 season. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Dubois, Juolevi hope to turn successful seasons into high draft position

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2016 NHL Draft: Dubois, Juolevi hope to turn successful seasons into high draft position

Photo: Cape Breton Screaming Eagles forward and 2016 prospect Pierre-Luc Dubois parlayed a strong showing at the 2016 BMO CHL Top Prospects Game into a top ranking for this year’s draft (courtesy of Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

All the questions have been asked by the media, while the eyes of scouts are now focused on draft lists. The only thing left now for the prospects heading into the 2016 NHL Draft is to find out which NHL club will call their names at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft: Matthews, Laine finish atop final ISS rankings

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2016 NHL Draft: Matthews, Laine finish atop final ISS rankings

Photo: Forwards Auston Matthews of the ZSC Lions and Patrik Laine of Tappara Tampere are the top two prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft according to ISS Hockey (courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire and Melanie Duchene/EQ Images/Icon Sportswire)

The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft is now just a couple of days away, with the remainder of the draft taking place on Saturday at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY.

Earlier this month, ISS Hockey released their final top 30 for this year’s draft, along with their 2016 draft guide. The order in June barely changed from the list presented in May, but there was some minor shuffling within the top 10. Read more »

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