Following the elimination of the Nashville Predators in Thursday’s Game 7 match against the San Jose Sharks, the next 10 undecided picks in the 2016 NHL draft have been set, cementing the first 26 picks of the draft.
Among teams outside the draft lottery, only the Minnesota Wild (15) and Detroit Red Wings (16) had their places set in stone prior to the second round. Now the picks are set through 26th in the first round, leaving just four more picks to be finalized, drawn from the four teams remaining in the postseason.
Here is the full run down of non-draft lottery teams.
#15 – Minnesota Wild
#16 – Detroit Red Wings
#17 – Nashville Predators
#18 – Philadelphia Flyers
#19 – New York Islanders
#20 – Arizona Coyotes (from the New York Rangers)
#21 – Carolina Hurricanes (from the Los Angeles Kings)
#22 – Winnipeg Jets (from the Chicago Blackhawks)
#23 – Florida Panthers
#24 – Anaheim Ducks
#25 – Dallas Stars
#26 – Washington Capitals
The 2016 NHL draft will take place in Buffalo’s First Niagara Center, which has been rechristened KeyBank Center, on June 24 and 25.
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.