2016 NHL Mock Draft (1.0)

Welcome back to my blog once again, and today I will be presenting to you a 2016 NHL mock draft. This draft class is filled with many good prospect but will be headlined by Matthews and two headed Finns, Puljujarvi and Laine. But without a further ado, here is first version of my 2016 NHL mock draft… (By the way, this is based on NHL.com standings as of Feb 15th, 2016)

1. Toronto Maple Leafs – With the 1st overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs are so pleased and proud to select from Zurich (SWI), (C) Auston Matthews!

2. Edmonton Oilers – With the 2nd overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Edmonton Oilers are so pleased and proud to select from Tappara (FIN), (RW) Patrik Laine!

3. Columbus Blue Jackets – With the 3rd overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Columbus Blue Jackets are so pleased and proud to select from Karpat (FIN), (RW) Jesse Puljujarvi!

4. Buffalo Sabres – With the 4th overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Buffalo Sabres are so pleased and proud to select from Sarnia (OHL), (D) Jakob Chychrun!

5. Winnipeg Jets – With the 5th overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Winnipeg Jets are so pleased and proud to select from London (OHL), (LW) Matthew Tkachuk!

6. Calgary Flames – With the 6th overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Calgary Flames are so pleased and proud to select from Val-d’Or (QMJHL), (RW) Julien Gauthier!

7. Ottawa Senators – With the 7th overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Ottawa Senators are pleased and proud to select from Mississauga (OHL), (LW/RW) Alexander Nylander!

8. Vancouver Canucks – With the 8th overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Vancouver Canucks are pleased and proud to select from London (OHL), (D) Olli Juolevi!

9.  Minnesota Wild – With the 9th overall selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Minnesota Wild are pleased and proud to select from Mississauga (OHL), (C) Michael McLeod!

10. Arizona Coyotes – With the 10th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Arizona Coyotes are pleased and proud to select from Penticton (BCHL), (D) Dante Fabbro!

11. Montreal Canadiens – With the 11th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Montreal Canadiens are pleased and proud to select from Cape Breton (QMJHL), (C/RW) Pierre-Luc Dubois!

12. Philadelphia Flyers – With the 12th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Philadelphia Flyers are pleased and proud to select from USA U-18 (USHL), (LW) Clayton Keller!

13. Carolina Hurricanes -With the 13th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Carolina Hurricanes are pleased and proud to select from Penticton (BCHL), (C/RW) Tyson Jost!

14. Nashville Predators – With the 14th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Nashville Predators are pleased and proud to select from USA U-18 (USHL), (LW) Kieffer Bellows!

15. Colorado Avalanche – With the 15th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Colorado Avalanche are pleased and proud to select from Windsor (OHL), (D) Mikhail Sergachyov!

16. Anaheim Ducks – With the 16th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Anaheim Ducks are pleased and proud to select from Windsor (OHL), (C) Logan Brown!

17. Toronto Maple Leafs (VIA PIT) – With the 17th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs are pleased and proud to select from Boston University (H-EAST), (D) Charles McAvoy!

18. Boston Bruins (VIA SJS) – With the 18th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Boston Bruins are pleased and proud to select from Calgary (WHL), (D) Jake Bean!

19. Tampa Bay Lightning – With the 19th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Tampa Bay Lightning are pleased and proud to select from Farjestad (SWE), (C) Rasmus Asplund!

20. New Jersey Devils – With the 20th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the New Jersey Devils are pleased and proud to select from London (OHL), (LW) Max Jones!

21. Boston Bruins -With the 21st selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Boston Bruins are pleased and proud to select from Windsor (OHL), (D) Logan Stanley!

22. New York Islanders – With the 22nd selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the New York Islanders are pleased and proud to select from Blaine (USHSW), (LW) Riley Tufte!

23. Detroit Red Wings – With the 23rd selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Detroit Red Wings are pleased and proud to select from Team Russia U18 (RUS-JR), (C) German Rubstsov!

24. Carolina Hurricanes (VIA LAK) – With the 24th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Carolina Hurricanes are pleased and proud to select from Connecticut (NCAA), (C) Tage Thompson!

25. Florida Panthers – With the 25th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Florida Panthers are pleased and proud to select from USA U-18 (USHL), (D) Chad Krys!

26. New York Rangers – With the 26th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the New York Rangers are pleased and proud to select from Mississauga (OHL), (C/RW) Nathan Bastian!

27. St. Louis Blues – With the 27th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the St. Louis Blues are pleased and proud to select from Shawinigan (QMJHL), (D) Samuel Girard!

28. Chicago Blackhawks – With the 28th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Chicago Blackhawks are pleased and proud to select from Brandon (WHL), (D) Kale Clague!

29. Dallas Stars – With the 29th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Dallas Stars are pleased and proud to select from Erie (OHL), (C/W) Alex DeBrincat!

30. Washington Capitals – With the 30th selection in the 2016 NHL entry draft, the Washington Capitals are pleased and proud to select from Kelowna (WHL), (C) Dillon Dube!

– That concludes my 2016 NHL mock draft ladies and gentleman. If you have any opinions be sure to leave a comment or two on what it may be. Also, lets get ready for an exciting couple of weeks leading up to the NHL trade deadline as there are a lot of rumors floating around. Have a nice day and thank you for viewing/visiting my blog!


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