The 2016 NHL Draft finally has arrived. After months of scouting, it’s time for teams to select players that will represent the future of their franchise, for better or worse. Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Jesse Puljujarvi are expected to be the top three picks in some order, and the real fun will begin after that. The Edmonton Oilers have admitted to being open to trading the No. 4 pick, probably because there aren’t any franchise defensemen worth spending a top four pick to acquire. The Vancouver Canucks at No. 5 are a wild card as well because they have so many needs. Here’s our final 2016 mock draft. 1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Auston Matthews, C, ZSC Lions (SWI) 2. Winnipeg Jets: Patrik
The Ottawa Senators have traded their 12th-overall pick as well as the 80th-overall pick (3rd round) to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for the 11th-overall pick. The Sens used the pick to acquire Logan Brown. Here are some SB Nation profiles of Brown: SCOC, AATJ, College Hockey, JC, HEOTP. Here is our draft profile.