The Wild didn’t go far to find their top pick…plucking Luke Kunin from the University of Wisconsin after his exemplary freshman season that saw him net 19 goals and all-rookie team honours. His sniper mentality [...]
  • June 24, 2016: Luke Kunin dons his Wild sweater after he was selected by Minnesota as the 15th 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 McKeen's Hockey, June 29th, 2016
    The Wild didn’t go far to find their top pick…plucking Luke Kunin from the University of Wisconsin after his exemplary freshman season that saw him net 19 goals and all-rookie team honours. His sniper mentality [...]
  • Adam Mascarin at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
    By Grant McCagg, June 29th, 2016
    The selection of an undrafted 1997-born Swede who needs plenty of work on his strength and defensive game was the biggest surprise of the first round, with the possible exception of Frederic. Henrik Borgstrom is [...]
  • Givani Smith at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
    By McKeen's Hockey, June 28th, 2016
    Detroit made the right call in figuring BCHL defenceman Dennis Cholowski would be available with the 20th pick, unloading Pavel Datsyuk’s contract and picking up the 53rd overall pick in the process to select Filip [...]
  • Nicholas Caamano of the Flint Firebirds was selected by the Dallas Stars at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo, NY on Saturday June 25, 2016. Photo by Aaron Bell/CHL Images
    By McKeen's Hockey, June 28th, 2016
    Dallas selected one of the bigger “hit or miss” prospects in recent drafts with 6-5 winger Riley Tufte…a high school behemoth who played more like 5-9 skill guy when he jumped to the USHL. The [...]
  • Pierre-Luc Dubois of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles was selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets 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, June 28th, 2016
    Columbus may have overthought this one…drafting for need instead of taking the consensus best player available...especially when there’s no guarantee that Pierre-Luc Dubois will be a center seeing that he’s played on the wing (and [...]