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2016 NHL Entry Draft

Location:First Niagra Center (Buffalo, New York)Held:June 24-25, 2016
First Overall Pick:Auston Matthews (Maple Leafs)Players With NHL Experience:85

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft was the 54th NHL Entry Draft. The draft was held on June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. The first three selections were Auston Matthews going to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Patrik Laine going to the Winnipeg Jets, and Pierre-Luc Dubois going to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Auston Matthews Toronto Maple Leafs
Auston Matthews, Toronto Maple Leafs (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Who Are the 3 Biggest Steals of the 2016 NHL Draft So Far?

  1. Jesper Bratt (162nd overall by the New Jersey Devils)
    • Over 200 games in the NHL
    • Double-digits in goals twice already
  2. Victor Mete (100th overall by the Montreal Canadiens)
    • Over 100 games in the NHL
  3. Adam Fox (66th overall by the Calgary Flames)
    • James Norris Memorial Trophy winner in 2021
    • Career-high 47 points in 55 games during the 2020-21 season
    • Already a two-time 40-plus point defenceman in the NHL

Deeper Dive

2016 NHL Draft Selections by Round

First Round

#PlayerPositionNHL Team
1Auston MatthewsCToronto Maple Leafs
2Patrik LaineRWWinnipeg Jets
3Pierre-Luc DuboisLWColumbus Blue Jackets
4Jesse PuljujarviRWEdmonton Oilers
5Olli JuoleviDVancouver Canucks
6Matthew TkachukLWCalgary Flames
7Clayton KellerCArizona Coyotes
8Alexander NylanderLWBuffalo Sabres
9Mikhail SergachevDMontreal Canadiens
10Tyson JostCColorado Avalanche
11Logan BrownCOttawa Senators
12Michael McLeodCNew Jersey Devils
13Jake BeanDCarolina Hurricanes
14Charles McAvoyDBoston Bruins
15Luke KuninCMinnesota Wild
16Jakob ChychrunDArizona Coyotes
17Dante FabbroDNashville Predators
18Logan StanleyDWinnipeg Jets
19Kieffer BellowsLWNew York Islanders
20Dennis CholowskiDDetroit Red Wings
21Julien GauthierRWCarolina Hurricanes
22German RubtsovCPhiladelphia Flyers
23Henrik BorgstrĂśmCFlorida Panthers
24Max JonesLWAnaheim Ducks
25Riley TufteLWDallas Stars
26Tage ThompsonCSt. Louis Blues
27Brett HowdenCTampa Bay Lightning
28Lucas JohansenDWashington Capitals
29Trent FredericCBoston Bruins
30Sam SteelCAnaheim Ducks
Patrik Laine Winnipeg Jets
Patrik Laine, Winnipeg Jets (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Second Round

#PlayerPositionNHL Team
31Yegor KorshkovFToronto Maple Leafs
32Tyler BensonLWEdmonton Oilers
33Rasmus AsplundFBuffalo Sabres
34Andrew PeekeDColumbus Blue Jackets
35Jordan KyrouCSt. Louis Blues
36Pascal LabergeFPhiladelphia Flyers
37Libor HajekDTampa Bay Lightning
38Adam MascherinLWFlorida Panthers
39Alexander DebrincatRWChicago Blackhawks
40Cameron MorrisonLWColorado Avalanche
41Nathan BastianRWNew Jersey Devils
42Jonathan DahlenCOttawa Senators
43Janne KuokkanenCCarolina Hurricanes
44Boris KatchoukLWTampa Bay Lightning
45Chad KrysDChicago Blackhawks
46Givani SmithRWDetroit Red Wings
47Samuel GirardDNashville Predators
48Carter HartGPhiladelphia Flyers
49Ryan LindgrenDBoston Bruins
50Artur KayumovWChicago Blackhawks
51Kale ClagueDLos Angeles Kings
52Wade AllisonRWPhiladelphia Flyers
53Filip HronekDDetroit Red Wings
54Tyler ParsonsGCalgary Flames
55Filip GustavssonGPittsburgh Penguins
56Dillon DubeCCalgary Flames
57Carl GrundstromRWToronto Maple Leafs
58Taylor RaddyshRWTampa Bay Lightning
59Evan FitzpatrickGSt. Louis Blues
60Dylan GambrellCSan Jose Sharks
61Kasper BjorkqvistRWPittsburgh Penguins
Alex DeBrincat Chicago Blackhawks
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Third Round

#PlayerPositionNHL Team
62Joseph WollGToronto Maple Leafs
63Markus NiemelainenDEdmonton Oilers
64William LockwoodRWVancouver Canucks
65Vitaly AbramovRWColumbus Blue Jackets
66Adam FoxDCalgary Flames
67Matt FilipeLWCarolina Hurricanes
68Cam DineenDArizona Coyotes
69Cliff PuFBuffalo Sabres
70William BittenCMontreal Canadiens
71Josh AndersonDColorado Avalanche
72James GreenwayDToronto Maple Leafs
73Joseph AndersonRWNew Jersey Devils
74Hudson ElynuikCCarolina Hurricanes
75Jack LaFontaineGCarolina Hurricanes
76Rem PitlickCNashville Predators
77Connor HallDPittsburgh Penguins
78Frederic AllardDNashville Predators
79Luke GreenDWinnipeg Jets
80Brandon GignacCNew Jersey Devils
81Sean DayDNew York Rangers
82Carsen TwarynskiFPhiladelphia Flyers
83Wouter PeetersGChicago Blackhawks
84Matthew CairnsDEdmonton Oilers
85Joshua MahuraDAnaheim Ducks
86Casey FitzgeraldDBuffalo Sabres
87Garrett PilonCWashington Capitals
88Connor IngramGTampa Bay Lightning
89Linus NassenDFlorida Panthers
90Fredrik KarlstromCDallas Stars
91Filip BerglundDEdmonton Oilers
Adam Fox New York Rangers
Adam Fox, New York Rangers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Fourth Round

#PlayerPositionNHL Team
92Adam BrooksCToronto Maple Leafs
93Jack KopackaLWAnaheim Ducks
94Jonathan AngFFlorida Panthers
95Anatoli GolyshevLWNew York Islanders
96Linus LindstromCCalgary Flames
97Jacob CederholmDWinnipeg Jets
98Tarmo ReunanenDNew York Rangers
99Brett MurrayLWBuffalo Sabres
100Victor MeteDMontreal Canadiens
101Keaton MiddletonDToronto Maple Leafs
102Mikhail MaltsevLWNew Jersey Devils
103Todd BurgessRWOttawa Senators
104Max ZimmerLWCarolina Hurricanes
105Evan CormierGNew Jersey Devils
106Brandon DuhaimeRWMinnesota Wild
107Alfons MalmstromDDetroit Red Wings
108Hardy Haman AktellDNashville Predators
109Connor BunnamanFPhiladelphia Flyers
110Lucas CarlssonDChicago Blackhawks
111Noah GregorCSan Jose Sharks
112Jacob MoverareDLos Angeles Kings
113Nathan NoelFChicago Blackhawks
114Riley StillmanDFlorida Panthers
115Alex DostieCAnaheim Ducks
116Rhett GardnerCDallas Stars
117Damien RiatLWWashington Capitals
118Ross ColtonCTampa Bay Lightning
119Tanner KaspickFSt. Louis Blues
120Otto KoivulaLWNew York Islanders
121Ryan JonesDPittsburgh Penguins

Fifth Round

#PlayerPositionNHL Team
122Vladimir BobylevRWToronto Maple Leafs
123Dylan WellsGEdmonton Oilers
124Casey StaumDMontreal Canadiens
125Nolan StevensCSt. Louis Blues
126Mitchell MattsonCCalgary Flames
127Jordan StallardCWinnipeg Jets
128Colton PointGDallas Stars
129Philip NybergDBuffalo Sabres
130Vojtech BudikDBuffalo Sabres
131Adam WernerGColorado Avalanche
132Yegor RykovDNew Jersey Devils
133Maxime LajoieDOttawa Senators
134Jeremy HelvigGCarolina Hurricanes
135Joona KoppanenLWBoston Bruins
136Cameron ClarkeDBoston Bruins
137Jordan SambrookDDetroit Red Wings
138Patrick HarperCNashville Predators
139Linus HogbergDPhiladelphia Flyers
140Cole CandellaDVancouver Canucks
141Timothy GettingerLWNew York Rangers
142Michael EyssimontCLos Angeles Kings
143Mathias FromWChicago Blackhawks
144Conner BleackleyCSt. Louis Blues
145Beck MalenstynLWWashington Capitals
146Nicholas CaamanoRWDallas Stars
147Axel Jonsson-FjallbyLWWashington Capitals
148Christopher PaquetteCTampa Bay Lightning
149Graham McPheeLWEdmonton Oilers
150Manuel WiedererFSan Jose Sharks
151Niclas AlmariDPittsburgh Penguins
Adam Werner Colorado Avalanche
Goaltender Adam Werner of the Colorado Avalanche (Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images)

Sixth Round

#PlayerPositionNHL Team
152Jonathan WalkerDToronto Maple Leafs
153Aapeli RasanenCEdmonton Oilers
154Jakob StukelLWVancouver Canucks
155Peter ThomeGColumbus Blue Jackets
156Eetu TuulolaRWCalgary Flames
157Mikhail BerdinGWinnipeg Jets
158Patrick KudlaDArizona Coyotes
159Brandon HagelLWBuffalo Sabres
160Michael PezzettaCMontreal Canadiens
161Nathan ClurmanDColorado Avalanche
162Jesper BrattWNew Jersey Devils
163Markus NurmiRWOttawa Senators
164Noah CarrollDCarolina Hurricanes
165Oskar SteenCBoston Bruins
166Matthew PhillipsFCalgary Flames
167Filip LarssonGDetroit Red Wings
168Konstantin VolkovGNashville Predators
169Tanner LaczynskiCPhiladelphia Flyers
170Collin AdamsLWNew York Islanders
171Gabriel FontaineCNew York Rangers
172Anthony SalinitriCPhiladelphia Flyers
173Blake HillmanDChicago Blackhawks
174Tyler WallGNew York Rangers
175Maxim MaminCFlorida Panthers
176Jakob StenqvistDDallas Stars
177Chase PriskieDWashington Capitals
178Oleg SosunovDTampa Bay Lightning
179Nicolas MattinenDToronto Maple Leafs
180Mark ShoemakerDSan Jose Sharks
181Joseph MasoniusDPittsburgh Penguins
Jesper Bratt #63, New Jersey Devils (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)
Jesper Bratt #63, New Jersey Devils – January 20, 2018 (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Seventh Round

#PlayerPositionNHL Team
182Nikolai ChebykinLWToronto Maple Leafs
183Vincent DesharnaisDEdmonton Oilers
184Rodrigo AbolsCVancouver Canucks
185Calvin ThurkaufCColumbus Blue Jackets
186Stepan FalkovskyDCalgary Flames
187Arvid HenriksonDMontreal Canadiens
188Dean StewartDArizona Coyotes
189Austin OsmanskiDBuffalo Sabres
190Vasily GlotovCBuffalo Sabres
191Travis BarronFColorado Avalanche
192Jeremy DaviesDNew Jersey Devils
193Nick PastujovLWNew York Islanders
194Brett McKenzieCVancouver Canucks
195Benjamin FinkelsteinDFlorida Panthers
196Dmitry SokolovRWMinnesota Wild
197Mattias ElfstromLWDetroit Red Wings
198Adam SmithDNashville Predators
199David BernhardtDPhiladelphia Flyers
200David QuennevilleDNew York Islanders
201Ty RonningRWNew York Rangers
202Jacob FriendDLos Angeles Kings
203Jake RyczekDChicago Blackhawks
204Brayden ChizenDMinnesota Wild
205Tyler SoyCAnaheim Ducks
206Otto SomppiCTampa Bay Lightning
207Dmitriy ZaitsevDWashington Capitals
208Ryan LohinCTampa Bay Lightning
209Nikolaj Krag ChristensenCSt. Louis Blues
210Joachim BlichfeldWSan Jose Sharks
211Filip HeltLWSt. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks Prospect Joachim Blichfeld
(Dayna Ford/Portland Winterhawks)

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