Stay tuned here for the latest updates from the 2016 NHL Draft! It’s being held this year in Buffalo, NY at the First Niagara Center. We’ll have a list of the first round picks here, as well as any trades that may occur throughout the night.
As expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets made Auston Matthews and Patrick Laine the first two picks in the draft. After that, things got interesting.
—Chicago Blackhawks trade Andrew Shaw to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for picks #39 and #45.
—Montreal Canadiens trade Lars Eller to the Washington Capitals in exchange for second-round picks in 2017 and 2018.
—St. Louis Blues trade Brian Elliott to the Calgary Flames in exchange for pick #35.
—New Jersey Devils trade pick #11 to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for pick #12 and pick #80.
—Detroit Red Wings trade Pavel Datsyuk and pick #16 to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Joe Vitale, pick #20 and pick #53.
—Philadelphia Flyers trade pick #16 and pick #79 to the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for pick #22 and pick #36.
—Washington Capitals trade pick #26 to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for pick #28 and pick #87.
1. Toronto Maple Leafs—Auston Matthews, C, ZSC (Switzerland)
2. Winnipeg Jets—Patrick Laine, RW, Tappara (Finland)
3. Columbus Blue Jackets—Pierre-Luc Dubois, C, Cape Breton (QMJHL)
4. Edmonton Oilers—Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, Karpat (Finland)
5. Vancouver Canucks—Olli Juolevi, D, London (OHL)
6. Calgary Flames—Matthew Tkachuk, LW, London (OHL)
7. Arizona Coyotes—Clayton Keller, C, US National Team Development Program (USNTDP)
8. Buffalo Sabres—Alexander Nylander, LW, Mississauga (OHL)
9. Montreal Canadiens—Mikhail Sergachev, D, Windsor (OHL)
10. Colorado Avalanche—Tyson Jost, C, Penticton (BCHL)
11. Ottawa Senators (via New Jersey Devils)—Logan Brown, C, Windsor (OHL)
12. New Jersey Devils (via Ottawa Senators)—Michael McLeod, C, Mississauga (OHL)
13. Carolina Hurricanes—Jake Bean, D, Calgary (WHL)
14. Boston Bruins—Charlie McAvoy, D, Boston University
15. Minnesota Wild—Luke Kunin, C, University of Wisconsin
16. Arizona Coyotes (via Detroit Red Wings)—Jakob Chychrun, D, Sarnia (OHL)
17. Nashville Predators—Dante Fabbro, D, Penticton (BCHL)
18. Winnipeg Jets (via Philadelphia Flyers)—Logan Stanley, D, Windsor (OHL)
19. New York Islanders—Kieffer Bellows, LW, USNTDP
20. Detroit Red Wings (via Arizona Coyotes and New York Rangers)—Dennis Cholowski, D, Chilliwack (BCHL)
21. Carolina Hurricanes (via Los Angeles Kings)—Julien Gauthier, RW, Val-D’Or (QMJHL)
22. Philadelphia Flyers (via Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks)—German Rubtsov, C, Russia U-18
23. Florida Panthers—Henrik Borgstrom, F, HIFK (Finland)
24. Anaheim Ducks—Max Jones, LW, London (OHL)
25. Dallas Stars—Riley Tufte, LW, USNTDP
26. St. Louis Blues (via Washington Capitals)—Tage Thompson, C, UConn
27. Tampa Bay Lightning—Brett Howden, C, Moose Jaw (WHL)
28. Washington Capitals (via St. Louis Blues)—Lucas Johansen, D, Kelowna (WHL)
29. Boston Bruins (via San Jose Sharks)—Trent Frederic, C, USNTDP
30. Anaheim Ducks (via Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs)—Sam Steel, C, Regina (WHL)