NHL Draft Results & NHL Draft History

2016 NHL Entry Draft

2016 NHL Entry Draft Round 1
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
1 1 1 Auston Matthews 320 189 148 337 0.000
1 2 2 Patrik Laine 339 148 117 265 0.000
1 3 3 Pierre-Luc Dubois 265 74 101 175 0.000
1 4 4 Jesse Puljujarvi 180 26 26 52 0.000
1 5 5 Olli Juolevi 15 1 0 1 0.000
1 6 6 Matthew Tkachuk 334 104 159 263 0.000
1 7 7 Clayton Keller 278 66 122 188 0.000
1 8 8 Alexander Nylander 84 13 19 32 0.000
1 9 9 Mikhail Sergachev 269 27 102 129 0.000
1 10 10 Tyson Jost 246 35 46 81 0.000
1 11 11 Logan Brown 29 1 8 9 0.000
1 12 12 Michael McLeod 68 6 8 14 0.000
1 13 13 Jake Bean 32 1 10 11 0.000
1 14 14 Charlie McAvoy 219 23 91 114 0.000
1 15 15 Luke Kunin 156 27 36 63 0.000
1 16 16 Jakob Chychrun 275 40 69 109 0.000
1 17 17 Dante Fabbro 106 8 15 23 0.000
1 18 18 Logan Stanley 29 1 3 4 0.000
1 19 19 Kieffer Bellows 22 5 1 6 0.000
1 20 20 Dennis Cholowski 91 9 15 24 0.000
1 21 21 Julien Gauthier 44 2 9 11 0.000
1 22 22 German Rubtsov 0.000
1 23 23 Henrik Borgstrom 58 9 10 19 0.000
1 24 24 Max Jones 120 15 11 26 0.000
1 25 25 Riley Tufte 0.000
1 26 26 Tage Thompson 129 14 14 28 0.000
1 27 27 Brett Howden 167 16 31 47 0.000
1 28 28 Lucas Johansen 0.000
1 29 29 Trent Frederic 53 4 1 5 0.000
1 30 30 Sam Steel 118 16 27 43 0.000
2016 NHL Entry Draft Round 2
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
2 1 31 Yegor Korshkov 1 1 0 1 0.000
2 2 32 Tyler Benson 7 0 1 1 0.000
2 3 33 Rasmus Asplund 41 5 3 8 0.000
2 4 34 Andrew Peeke 28 1 4 5 0.000
2 5 35 Jordan Kyrou 85 15 22 37 0.000
2 6 36 Pascal Laberge 0.000
2 7 37 Libor Hajek 63 2 6 8 0.000
2 8 38 Adam Mascherin 0.000
2 9 39 Alex Debrincat 272 108 105 213 0.000
2 10 40 Cameron Morrison 0.000
2 11 41 Nathan Bastian 34 5 4 9 0.000
2 12 42 Jonathan Dahlen 0.000
2 13 43 Janne Kuokkanen 46 6 14 20 0.000
2 14 44 Boris Katchouk 0.000
2 15 45 Chad Krys 0.000
2 16 46 Givani Smith 35 3 4 7 0.000
2 17 47 Samuel Girard 263 17 97 114 0.000
2 18 48 Carter Hart 99 0 0.900 3.01
2 19 49 Ryan Lindgren 105 1 25 26 0.000
2 20 50 Artur Kayumov 0.000
2 21 51 Kale Clague 20 0 6 6 0.000
2 22 52 Wade Allison 0.000
2 23 53 Filip Hronek 154 16 60 76 0.000
2 24 54 Tyler Parsons 0.000
2 25 55 Filip Gustavsson 4 0 0.950 1.81
2 26 56 Dillon Dube 106 14 23 37 0.000
2 27 57 Carl Grundstrom 63 10 8 18 0.000
2 28 58 Taylor Raddysh 0.000
2 29 59 Evan Fitzpatrick 0 0.000
2 30 60 Dylan Gambrell 97 10 12 22 0.000
2 31 61 Kasper Bjorkqvist 0.000
2016 NHL Entry Draft Round 3
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
3 1 62 Joseph Woll 0 0.000
3 2 63 Markus Niemelainen 0.000
3 3 64 William Lockwood 0.000
3 4 65 Vitaly Abramov 3 1 0 1 0.000
3 5 66 Adam Fox 109 13 66 79 0.000
3 6 67 Matt Filipe 0.000
3 7 68 Cam Dineen 0.000
3 8 69 Cliff Pu 0.000
3 9 70 William Bitten 0.000
3 10 71 Josh Anderson 0.000
3 11 72 James Greenway 0.000
3 12 73 Joseph Anderson 53 8 5 13 0.000
3 13 74 Hudson Elynuik 0.000
3 14 75 Jack Lafontaine 0.000
3 15 76 Rem Pitlick 7 0 0 0 0.000
3 16 77 Connor Hall 0.000
3 17 78 Frederic Allard 1 0 0 0 0.000
3 18 79 Luke Green 0.000
3 19 80 Brandon Gignac 1 0 0 0 0.000
3 20 81 Sean Day 0.000
3 21 82 Carsen Twarynski 19 1 0 1 0.000
3 22 83 Wouter Peeters 0.000
3 23 84 Matthew Cairns 0.000
3 24 85 Josh Mahura 39 3 9 12 0.000
3 25 86 Casey Fitzgerald 0.000
3 26 87 Garrett Pilon 0.000
3 27 88 Connor Ingram 0 0.000
3 28 89 Linus Nassen 0.000
3 29 90 Fredrik Karlstrom 0.000
3 30 91 Filip Berglund 0.000
2016 NHL Entry Draft Round 4
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
4 1 92 Adam Brooks 8 1 3 4 0.000
4 2 93 Jack Kopacka 0.000
4 3 94 Jonathan Ang 0.000
4 4 95 Anatoli Golyshev 0.000
4 5 96 Linus Lindstrom 0.000
4 6 97 Jacob Cederholm 0.000
4 7 98 Tarmo Reunanen 1 0 1 1 0.000
4 8 99 Brett Murray 0.000
4 9 100 Victor Mete 185 4 30 34 0.000
4 10 101 Keaton Middleton 1 0 0 0 0.000
4 11 102 Mikhail Maltsev 25 4 1 5 0.000
4 12 103 Todd Burgess 0.000
4 13 104 Max Zimmer 0.000
4 14 105 Evan Cormier 0 0.000
4 15 106 Brandon Duhaime 0.000
4 16 107 Alfons Malmstrom 0.000
4 17 108 Hardy Haman Aktell 0.000
4 18 109 Connor Bunnaman 39 1 2 3 0.000
4 19 110 Lucas Carlsson 18 0 2 2 0.000
4 20 111 Noah Gregor 44 6 2 8 0.000
4 21 112 Jacob Moverare 0.000
4 22 113 Nathan Noel 0.000
4 23 114 Riley Stillman 43 0 5 5 0.000
4 24 115 Alex Dostie 0.000
4 25 116 Rhett Gardner 27 1 1 2 0.000
4 26 117 Damien Riat 0.000
4 27 118 Ross Colton 15 7 3 10 0.000
4 28 119 Tanner Kaspick 0.000
4 29 120 Otto Koivula 12 0 0 0 0.000
4 30 121 Ryan Jones 0.000
2016 NHL Entry Draft Round 5
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
5 1 122 Vladimir Bobylev 0.000
5 2 123 Dylan Wells 0.000
5 3 124 Casey Staum 0.000
5 4 125 Nolan Stevens 0.000
5 5 126 Mitchell Mattson 0.000
5 6 127 Jordan Stallard 0.000
5 7 128 Colton Point 0.000
5 8 129 Philip Nyberg 0.000
5 9 130 Vojtech Budik 0.000
5 10 131 Adam Werner 2 0 0.910 3.42
5 11 132 Yegor Rykov 0.000
5 12 133 Maxime Lajoie 62 7 8 15 0.000
5 13 134 Jeremy Helvig 0.000
5 14 135 Joona Koppanen 0.000
5 15 136 Cameron Clarke 0.000
5 16 137 Jordan Sambrook 0.000
5 17 138 Patrick Harper 0.000
5 18 139 Linus Hogberg 0.000
5 19 140 Cole Candella 0.000
5 20 141 Timothy Gettinger 6 0 1 1 0.000
5 21 142 Michael Eyssimont 0.000
5 22 143 Mathias From 0.000
5 23 144 Conner Bleackley 0.000
5 24 145 Beck Malenstyn 3 0 0 0 0.000
5 25 146 Nicholas Caamano 35 1 2 3 0.000
5 26 147 Axel Jonsson-Fjallby 0.000
5 27 148 Christopher Paquette 0.000
5 28 149 Graham McPhee 0.000
5 29 150 Manuel Wiederer 0.000
5 30 151 Niclas Almari 0.000
2016 NHL Entry Draft Round 6
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
6 1 152 Jonathan Walker 0.000
6 2 153 Aapeli Rasanen 0.000
6 3 154 Jakob Stukel 0.000
6 4 155 Peter Thome 0.000
6 5 156 Eetu Tuulola 0.000
6 6 157 Mikhail Berdin 0.000
6 7 158 Patrick Kudla 0.000
6 8 159 Brandon Hagel 40 5 9 14 0.000
6 9 160 Michael Pezzetta 0.000
6 10 161 Nathan Clurman 0.000
6 11 162 Jesper Bratt 218 42 82 124 0.000
6 12 163 Markus Nurmi 0.000
6 13 164 Noah Carroll 0.000
6 14 165 Oskar Steen 2 0 0 0 0.000
6 15 166 Matthew Phillips 0.000
6 16 167 Filip Larsson 0.000
6 17 168 Konstantin Volkov 0.000
6 18 169 Tanner Laczynski 2 0 0 0 0.000
6 19 170 Collin Adams 0.000
6 20 171 Gabriel Fontaine 0.000
6 21 172 Anthony Salinitri 0.000
6 22 173 Blake Hillman 4 1 0 1 0.000
6 23 174 Tyler Wall 0.000
6 24 175 Maxim Mamin 33 3 1 4 0.000
6 25 176 Jakob Stenqvist 0.000
6 26 177 Chase Priskie 0.000
6 27 178 Oleg Sosunov 0.000
6 28 179 Nicolas Mattinen 0.000
6 29 180 Mark Shoemaker 0.000
6 30 181 Joseph Masonius 0.000
2016 NHL Entry Draft Round 7
NHL Totals
Round Pick Overall Team From Player GP G A PTS S% GAA
7 1 182 Nikolai Chebykin 0.000
7 2 183 Vincent Desharnais 0.000
7 3 184 Rodrigo Abols 0.000
7 4 185 Calvin Thurkauf 3 0 0 0 0.000
7 5 186 Stepan Falkovsky 0.000
7 6 187 Arvid Henrikson 0.000
7 7 188 Dean Stewart 0.000
7 8 189 Austin Osmanski 0.000
7 9 190 Vasii Glotov 0.000
7 10 191 Travis Barron 0.000
7 11 192 Jeremy Davies 12 0 1 1 0.000
7 12 193 Nick Pastujov 0.000
7 13 194 Brett Mckenzie 0.000
7 14 195 Benjamin Finkelstein 0.000
7 15 196 Dmitry Sokolov 0.000
7 16 197 Mattias Elfstrom 0.000
7 17 198 Adam Smith 0.000
7 18 199 David Bernhardt 0.000
7 19 200 David Quenneville 0.000
7 20 201 Ty Ronning 0.000
7 21 202 Jacob Friend 0.000
7 22 203 Jake Ryczek 0.000
7 23 204 Brayden Chizen 0.000
7 24 205 Tyler Soy 0.000
7 25 206 Otto Somppi 0.000
7 26 207 Dmitriy Zaitsev 0.000
7 27 208 Ryan Lohin 0.000
7 28 209 Nikolaj Krag-Christensen 0.000
7 29 210 Joachim Blichfeld 5 0 0 0 0.000
7 30 211 Filip Helt 0.000

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About The NHL Draft

The NHL Entry Draft is an assembly of NHL franchises, during which teams take turns selecting the rights to amateur ice hockey players. Players are selected from junior or collegiate leagues, as well as professional European league players who meet the draft requirements two to three months after the previous season has concluded. For North American players to be eligible, they should have reached the age of 18 on or before September 15 of the draft year, and should be below 20 years of age before December 31st. For European and international players, the age range is between 18 and 21 years of age.

NHL Draft History

The first NHL Draft was held on June 5, 1963 in Montreal. During this time, the conference was called the NHL Amateur Draft, because only players between 18 and 20 years of age from non-professional leagues were eligible. The title was eventually changed to NHL Entry Draft in 1980, when professional players (from age 18 to 20) from the defunct World Hockey Association (WHA) joined the league through the draft, with the exception of Wayne Gretzky, who came to the NHL undrafted as part of an agreement for WHA teams to bring over a limited number of players.

NHL Draft Lottery

Throughout NHL draft history, there have been many changes in the draft lottery format. From 1963 up to 1994, draft order was determined in reverse order of the team standings, so the team that finished last during the previous season was allowed to make the first pick. In 1995, the NHL changed the way the draft selections were awarded. All non-playoff teams would be entered in a lottery, and the winner would move up by as many as 4 picks. The chances of winning the lottery weighed heavily on the teams at the bottom of the regular season standings. In 2013, the NHL made another alteration to the draft lottery process. Instead of allowing the lottery winner to move up by 4 draft spots, the winner would now move all the way up to the number one spot. Recently, in 2016, the NHL draft lottery format was modified once again. This time, the top 3 picks were all drawn through the lottery, instead of simply holding a lottery for the first overall pick.

NHL Expansion Draft

Occasionally, whenever the NHL expanded, they would need to stock the new team with players through an expansion draft. During an NHL Expansion Draft, existing teams would submit a list of 'protected' players, who are not to be included in the draft, and the expansion teams would instead choose players who are not on the lists.

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