2016 NHL Entry Draft

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2016 NHL Draft
General information
Date(s) June 24–25, 2016
Location Buffalo, New York
First selection TBD
NHL Entry Draft
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The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will be the 54th NHL Entry Draft. The draft will be held from June 24–25, 2016 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.[1]

Eligibility[edit]

Ice hockey players born between January 1, 1996, and September 15, 1998, are eligible for selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Additionally, un-drafted, non-North American players born in 1995 are eligible for the draft; and those players who were drafted in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, but not signed by an NHL team and who were born after June 30, 1996, are also eligible to re-enter the draft.[2]

Top prospects[edit]

American forward Auston Matthews has been mentioned as a possible top selection at the 2016 draft. Other top prospects include defenseman Jakob Chychrun and forward Jesse Puljujarvi.[3]

Traded picks[edit]

The order of the 2016 Entry Draft will be finalized upon the conclusion of the 2015–16 NHL season. However, some teams have already exchanged picks for this draft via trade. These picks are listed below.

Round one[edit]

  1. The Los Angeles Kings' first-round pick will go to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a trade on February 25, 2015 that sent Andrej Sekera to Los Angeles in exchange for Roland McKeown and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[4] The condition – Carolina will receive a first-round pick in 2016 if Los Angeles fails to qualify for the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs[4] – was converted on April 9, 2015.[5]

Round two[edit]

  1. The Boston Bruins' second-round pick will go to the Tampa Bay Lightning as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Brett Connolly to Boston in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[6]
  2. The Chicago Blackhawks' second-round pick will go to the Philadelphia Flyers as the result of a trade on February 27, 2015 that sent Kimmo Timonen to Chicago in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[7] The condition – Philadelphia will receive a second-round pick in 2016 if Chicago advances to the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals with Timonen playing in at least 50% of the Blackhawks' playoff games[8] – was converted on May 30, 2015.[9]
  3. The Colorado Avalanche’s second-round pick will go to the San Jose Sharks as the result of a trade on July 1, 2014 that sent Brad Stuart to Colorado in exchange for a seventh-round pick in 2017 and this pick.[10]
  4. The Minnesota Wild's second-round pick will go to the Montreal Canadiens as the result of a trade on July 1, 2014 that sent Josh Gorges to Buffalo in exchange for this pick.[11][12]
    Buffalo previously acquired this pick as the result of a trade on March 5, 2014 that sent Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick to Minnesota in exchange for Torrey Mitchell, Winnipeg's second-round pick in 2014 and this pick.[13]
  5. The New York Islanders' second-round pick will go to the Boston Bruins as the result of a trade on October 4, 2014 that sent Johnny Boychuk to New York in exchange for Philadelphia's second-round pick in 2015, a conditional third-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[14]
  6. The Pittsburgh Penguins' second-round pick will go to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on February 25, 2015 that sent Daniel Winnik to Pittsburgh in exchange for Zach Sill, a fourth-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[15]

Round three[edit]

  1. The Dallas Stars' third-round pick will go to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of a trade on February 11, 2015 that sent Jhonas Enroth to Dallas in exchange for Anders Lindback and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[16] The condition – Buffalo will receive a third-round pick in 2016 if Enroth wins fewer than four playoff games for the Stars in 2015 – was converted on April 6, 2015 when the Stars were eliminated from playoff contention.[17]
  2. The Detroit Red Wings' third-round pick will go to the New Jersey Devils as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Marek Zidlicky to Detroit in exchange for a conditional fifth-round pick in 2015 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[18] The condition – New Jersey will receive a third-round pick in 2016 if Detroit does not advance to the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals[18] – was converted on April 29, 2015 when Detroit was eliminated from the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs.
  3. The Minnesota Wild's third-round pick will go to the Florida Panthers as the result of a trade on February 24, 2015 that sent Sean Bergenheim and a seventh-round pick in 2016 to Minnesota in exchange for this pick.[19]
  4. The San Jose Sharks' third-round pick will go to the Dallas Stars as the result of a trade on November 21, 2014 that sent Brenden Dillon to San Jose in exchange for Jason Demers and this pick.[20]
  5. The St. Louis Blues’ third-round pick will go to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of a trade on February 28, 2014 that sent Ryan Miller, Steve Ott and conditional second and third-round picks in 2014 to St. Louis in exchange for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier, a first-round pick in 2015 and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[21] The condition – Buffalo will receive a third-round pick in 2016 if Miller does not re-sign with St. Louis for the 2014–15 NHL season – was converted on July 1, 2014 when Miller signed with Vancouver.[22]
  6. The Vancouver Canucks' third-round pick will go to the New York Islanders as the result of a trade on November 25, 2014 that sent Andrey Pedan to Vancouver in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and this pick.[23]
  7. The Winnipeg Jets' third round pick will go to the Carolina Hurricanes as the result of a trade on February 25, 2015 that sent Jiri Tlusty to Winnipeg in exchange for a conditional sixth-round pick in 2015 and this pick.[24]

Round four[edit]

  1. The Arizona Coyotes' fourth-round pick will go to the New York Rangers as the result of a trade on March 1, 2015 that sent John Moore, Anthony Duclair, a second-round pick in 2015 and a conditional first-round pick in 2016 to Arizona in exchange for Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and this pick.[25]
  2. The New York Rangers' fourth-round pick will go to the San Jose Sharks as the result of a trade on March 1, 2015 that sent James Sheppard to New York in exchange for this pick.[26]

Round five[edit]

  1. The Anaheim Ducks' fifth-round pick will go to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Korbinian Holzer to Anaheim in exchange for Eric Brewer and this pick.[27]
  2. The Columbus Blue Jackets' fifth-round pick will go to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on November 15, 2014 that sent Jordan Leopold to Columbus in exchange for this pick.[28]
  3. The Florida Panthers' fifth-round pick will go to the Chicago Blackhawks as the result of a trade on March 2, 2014 that sent Brandon Pirri to Florida in exchange for a third-round pick in 2014 and this pick.[29]
  4. The Montreal Canadiens' fifth-round pick will go to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Brian Flynn to Montreal in exchange for this pick.[30]

Round six[edit]

  1. The Boston Bruins' sixth-round pick will go to the Colorado Avalanche as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Max Talbot and Paul Carey to Boston in exchange for Jordan Caron and this pick.[31]
  2. The St. Louis Blues' sixth-round pick will go to the Toronto Maple Leafs as the result of a trade March 2, 2015 that sent Olli Jokinen to St. Louis in exchange for Joakim Lindstrom and this pick (being conditional at the time of the trade).[32] The condition – Toronto will receive a sixth-round pick in 2016 if St. Louis fails to make it to the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals[32] – was converted on April 26, 2015.[33]

Round seven[edit]

  1. The Dallas Stars’ seventh-round pick will go to the Edmonton Oilers as the result of a trade on July 5, 2013 that sent Shawn Horcoff to Dallas in exchange for Philip Larsen and this pick.[34]
  2. The Florida Panthers' seventh-round pick will go to the Minnesota Wild as the result of a trade on February 24, 2015 that sent a third-round pick in 2016 to Florida in exchange for Sean Bergenheim and this pick.[19]
  3. The Montreal Canadiens' seventh-round pick will go to the Buffalo Sabres as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Torrey Mitchell to Montreal in exchange for Jack Nevins and this pick.[35]
  4. The Pittsburgh Penguins' seventh-round pick will go to the St. Louis Blues as the result of a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Ian Cole to Pittsburgh in exchange for Robert Bortuzzo and this pick.[36]

Information on conditional draft picks[edit]

The following draft picks have been dealt with a condition attached that could not be resolved yet. They are listed below with round, teams, condition itself and further notes, e.g. the players or picks involved in the respective trade.

Round Team receiving pick Team granting pick Condition Further notes
1 Arizona Coyotes New York Rangers Arizona will receive a first-round pick in 2016 if New York qualifies for the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs. If the Rangers fail to make the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs, the pick will defer to 2017.[37] Arizona acquired this pick in a trade on March 1, 2015 that sent Keith Yandle, Chris Summers and a fourth-round pick in 2016 to New York in exchange for John Moore, Anthony Duclair, a second-round pick in 2015 and this conditional pick.[25]
2 Boston Bruins Edmonton Oilers Boston will receive a second-round pick in 2015, 2016 or 2017, at Edmonton's choice.[38] Boston acquired this pick as compensation for Edmonton hiring Peter Chiarelli as their president and general manager on April 25, 2015.[39]
3 New Jersey Devils Florida Panthers New Jersey will receive either Florida's or Minnesota's third-round pick in 2016 at New Jersey's choice.[40] New Jersey acquired this pick in a trade on February 26, 2015 that sent Jaromir Jagr to Florida in exchange for a second-round pick in 2015 and this conditional pick.[40]
3 Pittsburgh Penguins Buffalo Sabres (via New York Islanders) Pittsburgh will receive the earlier of New York or Vancouver's third-round pick in 2016.[41] Pittsburgh acquired this pick as compensation for Buffalo hiring Dan Bylsma as their head coach on May 28, 2015.[41]
Buffalo previously acquired this pick in a trade on March 2, 2015 that sent Michal Neuvirth to New York in exchange for Chad Johnson and this conditional pick.[42]
3 Detroit Red Wings Toronto Maple Leafs Detroit will receive a third-round pick in 2015, 2016 or 2017, at Toronto's choice. Detroit acquired this pick as compensation for Toronto hiring Mike Babcock as their head coach on May 20, 2015.[43]
4 Florida Panthers Anaheim Ducks Florida will receive a fourth-round pick in 2016 or a sixth-round pick in 2017. The condition is dependent on how many games Robak plays for Anaheim during the 2014–15 NHL season.[44] Florida acquired this pick in a trade on December 4, 2014 that sent Colby Robak to Anaheim in exchange for Jesse Blacker and this conditional pick.[44]
7 San Jose Sharks Los Angeles Kings Unknown San Jose acquired this pick in a trade on March 5, 2014 that sent James Livingston to Los Angeles in exchange for this conditional pick.[45]
7 Toronto Maple Leafs Tampa Bay Lightning Toronto will receive a seventh-round pick in 2016 if Ashton plays at least 15 games with the Lightning in the 2015–16 NHL season.[46] Toronto acquired this pick in a trade on February 6, 2015 that sent Carter Ashton and David Broll to Tampa Bay in exchange for this conditional pick.[47]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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