Draft

Lucas Johansen was a welcome addition to a team that hadn’t drafted a defenceman in the top 50 since John Carlson’s selection in 2008.  He’ll compete for a top-four position in a few years once [...]

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
  • Lucas Johansen of the Kelowa Rockets was selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, NY on Friday June 24, 2016. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
    By McKeen's Hockey, July 6th, 2016
    Lucas Johansen was a welcome addition to a team that hadn’t drafted a defenceman in the top 50 since John Carlson’s selection in 2008.  He’ll compete for a top-four position in a few years once [...]
  • Boris Katchouk at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
    By Grant McCagg, July 6th, 2016
    Tampa Bay did a solid job of replenishing their forward depth with three of McKeen’s top 44 prospects joining the fold including 6-2 center Brett Howden, who solidified his standing as a first-round prospect with [...]
  • Noah Gregor at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
    By Grant McCagg, July 5th, 2016
    San Jose failed to pick a 1998-born in the top 100, instead taking a gamble on Dylan Gambrell at 60th overall with their only pick in the top three rounds.  Named to the NCHC All-Rookie [...]
  • June 24, 2016: Tage Thompson poses with St. Louis Blues management and coaches after he was selected as the 26th pick in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY (Photo by John Crouch/Icon Sportswire.)
    By Grant McCagg, July 5th, 2016
    Seeing that Blues have not taken a forward over 6-0 Blues since 2007, the selection of 6-5 RW Tage Thompson is an indication that the club was looking to add size to a forward group [...]
  • Connor Hall at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
    By Grant McCagg, July 5th, 2016
    Fillp Gustavsson was the top goalie prospect on a lot of scouts’ lists, so to see him last until the end of the second round as the third one taken suggests the Penguins got one [...]