NHL Draft Coverage

2016 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

  • News & Features

2016 NHL Draft Preview: Less touted Sweden group still features solid talents led by Asplund

by Chapin Landvogt
on
2016 NHL Draft Preview: Less touted Sweden group still features solid talents led by Asplund

Photo: Lulea goaltender and 2016 prospect Filip Gustavsson has represented Sweden in international play, winning bronze at the U17, and silver at the Ivan Hlinka and U18 (courtesy of Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

Another season has come and gone, and Sweden is again looking to see a number of their young hockey prospects become NHL properties. Nonetheless, it will probably be fewer than in recent years where it has been commonplace to see upwards of 20 Swedes being taken in the NHL Draft. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft Preview: Tkachuk, Chychrun head OHL crop dominated by three teams

by Jason Menard
on
2016 NHL Draft Preview: Tkachuk, Chychrun head OHL crop dominated by three teams

Photo: London Knights forward and 2016 prospect Matthew Tkachuk produced 107 points in 57 games in his OHL rookie season, then counted 40 points in 18 playoff games – including the Memorial Cup-winning goal (courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

There is a lot of high-end talent from the OHL entering this year’s NHL Draft – and you could have spent most of this season travelling a 400-km stretch of the 401 catching most of it.

The London Knights, Mississauga Steelheads, and Windsor Spitfires dominate this year’s rankings – and arguably, all three teams have other players who could hear their names called early on in this year’s draft. Read more »

(Video) 2016 NHL Draft Prospect: Award-filled season has Laine poised for a high NHL Draft selection

by Ken McKenna
on
(Video) 2016 NHL Draft Prospect: Award-filled season has Laine poised for a high NHL Draft selection

Photo: Tappara forward and 2016 prospect Patrik Laine produced seven goals and 12 points in 10 games at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, helping Team Finland take home a silver medal (courtesy of Anna Sergeeva/Getty Images)

In the span of a year and one month, Finnish forward Patrik Laine produced a body of work that would be impressive for players even many years older than the 18-year-old winger. Read more »

(Video) 2016 NHL Draft Prospect: Top U.S.-born prospect Matthews may be headed to Canadian hockey hotbed

by Ken McKenna
on
(Video) 2016 NHL Draft Prospect: Top U.S.-born prospect Matthews may be headed to Canadian hockey hotbed

Photo: Top 2016 prospect Auston Matthews competed for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, posting six goals and nine points in 10 games (courtesy of Pavel Bednyakov/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

He has gone coast-to-coast atop the rankings for the 2016 NHL Draft, so the likelihood that center Auston Matthews will be passed over for Finnish star Patrik Laine seems unlikely. The Toronto Maple Leafs, holders of the first pick in this year’s draft, will ultimately decide Matthews fate, but it seems likely that the Scottsdale, AZ native will be donning the blue-and-white at next Friday’s proceedings. Read more »

2016 NHL Draft Primer: Notable names to watch later on the draft’s second day

by David Hahn
on
2016 NHL Draft Primer: Notable names to watch later on the draft’s second day

Photo: Vancouver Giants forward and 2016 prospect Ty Ronning produced 31 goals and 59 points in 67 games in 2015-16 after producing two points in 24 games in 2014-15 (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/Getty Images)

The second day of the 2016 NHL Draft will afford teams an opportunity to select character players who will certainly still impact their prospect pool in a positive fashion. In the latest edition of NHL Draft Primer, we highlight a few notable names that have family ties, one or two elements of their games that make them unique, and a couple players who have been overlooked for one reason or another. Read more »

Related Articles