Draft

Even though the Jets have only made the playoffs once in the five years since the franchise relocated from Atlanta, they have never picked higher than seventh in the draft – and that was [...]

TOP 30 / McKeen's 2016 NHL Draft Rankings

RANKPLAYERPOSHT/WTBORNTEAMGP-G-A-PTS
1Patrik LaineLW6-4/2101998-04-19Tappara (Fin)46-17-16-33
2Auston MatthewsC6-2/2101997-09-17ZSC Lions (Sui)36-24-22-46
3Jesse PuljujarviRW6-4/2051998-05-07Karpat Oulu (Fin)50-13-15-28
4Matthew TkachukLW6-1/2001997-12-11London (OHL)57-30-77-107
5Olli JuoleviD6-2/1851998-05-05London (OHL)57-9-33-42
6Alexander NylanderLW6-0/1801998-03-02Mississauga (OHL)58-28-47-75
7Michael McLeodC6-2/1901998-02-03Mississauga (OHL)57-21-40-61
8Pierre-Luc DuboisLW6-2/2001998-06-24Cape Breton (QMJHL)62-42-57-99
9Logan BrownC6-6/2201998-03-05Windsor (OHL)59-21-53-74
10Jake BeanD6-0/1751998-06-09Calgary (WHL)68-24-40-64
11Clayton KellerC5-9/1701998-07-29USA (NTDP-18)62-37-70-107
12Charles McAvoyD6-0/2101997-12-21Boston University (HE)37-3-22-25
13Jakob ChychrunD6-2/2051998-03-31Sarnia (OHL)62-11-38-49
14Mikhail SergachevD6-2/2101998-06-25Windsor (OHL)67-17-40-57
15Tyson JostC5-11/1901998-03-14Penticton (BCHL)48-42-62-104
16Luke KuninLW6-0/1951997-12-04Wisconsin (B1G)34-19-13-32
17Max JonesLW6-2/2051998-02-17London (OHL)63-28-24-52
18Dennis CholowskiD6-0/1701998-02-15Chilliwack (BCHL)50-12-28-40
19Kieffer BellowsLW6-0/1951998-06-10USA (NTDP-18)62-50-31-81
20Julien GauthierRW6-3/2251997-10-15Val d'Or (QMJHL)54-41-16-57
21Riley TufteLW6-5/2051998-04-10Blaine (USHS-MN)25-47-31-78
22German RubtsovC6-2/1801998-06-27Team Russia U18 (MHL)28-12-14-26
23Rasmus AsplundC5-11/1751997-12-03Farjestads (Swe)46-4-8-12
24Dante FabbroD6-0/1901998-06-20Penticton (BCHL)45-14-53-67
25Tage ThompsonRW6-5/1851997-10-30Connecticut (HE)36-14-18-32
26Brett HowdenC6-2/1951998-03-28Moose Jaw (WHL)68-24-40-64
27Adam FoxD5-10/1851998-02-17USA (NTDP-18)64-9-50-59
28Jordan KyrouRW6-0/1801998-05-08Sarnia (OHL)65-17-34-51
29Lucas JohansenD6-1/1751997-11-16Kelowna (WHL)69-10-39-49
30Pascal LabergeRW6-1/1751998-04-09Victoriaville (QMJHL)56-23-45-68
  • 26 Jan 2016  Jets Connor Hellebuyck (30) makes a save during the Winnipeg Jets vs Arizona Coyotes game at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg MB. (Photograph by Terry Lee/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, June 24th, 2016
    Even though the Jets have only made the playoffs once in the five years since the franchise relocated from Atlanta, they have never picked higher than seventh in the draft – and that was [...]
  • 09 Apr 2016; Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen (18) against the Edmonton Oilers   during a game at Rogers Arena in Vancouver BC. Vancouver won 4-3 in a shootout. (Photograph by Bob Frid/Icon Sportswire)
    By Ryan Wagman, June 24th, 2016
    Eric Crawford, the man who led the previous two Canucks drafts, seeing the team select strong two-way forwards with offensive upside in Jarred McCann (recently traded to Florida for Erik Gudbranson in a multi-player deal), [...]
  • Jesse Puljujarvi
    By Grant McCagg, June 24th, 2016
    BEST DEFENSIVE FORWARD A good barometer of McLeod's defensive effectiveness was how his team played while he was absent.  Mississauga had a 3.15 GAA with McLeod in the lineup.  When he was out with a [...]
  • Olli Juolevi Hockey Sense
    By Grant McCagg, June 24th, 2016
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  • Michael McLeod of the Mississauga Steelheads. Photo by Aaron Bell/OHL Images
    By Grant McCagg, June 24th, 2016
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