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2016 NHL Draft

Draft profile: Jake Bean

Jake Bean had a stellar year with the Calgary Hitmen and was the WHL’s top goal-scoring defenceman. He is one of the top prospects eligible this year and should be selected about halfway through the first round.

Draft Profile: Sean Day

There isn't a more enigmatic player in the draft class than Sean Day.

Draft Profile: Adam Fox

The lethal, playmaking blue-liner could be one of the best value picks in the draft.

Draft profile: Kale Clague

After a slow start, Clague was one of the best defencemen on a stacked Brandon Wheat Kings club on its way to a Memorial Cup berth.

Draft profile: Boris Katchouk

Soo Greyhounds forward Boris Katchouk went from an unknown to a potential first-round pick this season.

Draft Profile: Jakob Chychrun

Jakob Chychrun impressed scouts with his rookie year, but had a bit of a tough time this past year. Is he worth the hype that still surrounds him?

Draft Profile: Libor Hajek

The Saskatoon Blades had a very rough year in the WHL, but one of their defensemen has earned some attention from scouts all the same.

Draft Profile: Dennis Cholowski

Another prospect from the BCHL, Dennis Cholowski turned some heads this past year in Chilliwack.

Draft Profile: Alexander Nylander

Hockey runs deep in the Nylander family, and Alexander is no exception, bringing a ton of skill to the table.

Draft Profile: Matthew Tkachuk

His father is an NHL veteran who has scored over 1000 points, and now Matthew Tkachuk will look to make his mark on the league.

Draft Profile: Samuel Girard

The top scoring QMJHL defenceman in 2015-16 is ranked rather low due to his small stature.

Draft profile: Logan Stanley

Projected to go relatively early in the draft, Stanley might be one of the most over-rated prospects on the board.

Draft profile: Pascal Laberge

The question is whether those skills will translate to the NHL level.

Draft Profile: Patrik Laine

He is expected to go second overall in this year's draft, but Patrik Laine has the tools of a generational talent.

Draft Profile: Dillon Dubé

An undersized WHL prospect with solid scoring upside... We've definitely heard this story before.

Draft profile: Rasmus Asplund

Rasmus Asplund is yet another skilled forward who could fall in the draft due to concerns over size.

Draft profile: Tage Thompson

Freshman Tage Thompson wasn't just good on the power play, he was lethal. His 13 goals on the man advantage led the entire NCAA.

Draft profile: Riley Tufte

A dominant U.S. High School player, Riley Tufte turned some heads with his size and scoring ability.

Draft profile: Alex DeBrincat

Alex DeBrincat is a prolific scorer who will fall in this year's draft due to his size profile.

Draft profile: Jesse Puljujärvi

The consensus number three pick could go even higher in a different draft year.

Draft profile: Charlie McAvoy

With no top-end defencemen available, McAvoy will be a target for a team looking toward the future.

Draft Profile: Michael McLeod

Michael McLeod is projected to go a little later than ninth overall, but his superior skating skills make him worth a healthy look.

Draft Profile: Auston Matthews

The all-but-guaranteed number one pick brings an impressive bevy of skills to the table.

Draft profile: Julien Gauthier

He has the size that some pundits go wild for, but the Canadiens would be wise to trade down if they want Julien Gauthier.

Draft profile: Will Bitten

We all know what undersized prospects who are overlooked in the draft can end up doing, and Will Bitten might be the next such player.

Draft profile: Luke Kunin

Kunin surprised many with his play in the NCAA this season, and might surprise again in the NHL Entry Draft.

Draft profile: Tyson Jost

Jost earned many MVP honours, both in league and international play, in a breakout draft year.

Draft profile: Max Jones

A high profile suspension took some of the attention off a very good OHL rookie season for the top prospect

Draft Profile: Dante Fabbro

Fabbro is a standout from the BCHL, and could be the perfect player to bolster Montreal's defensive prospect pool.

The benefits of moving down at the draft

Dropping down the draft order can be an effective way to add talent to an organization.

Draft profile: Clayton Keller

Offensive skill makes Keller an enticing option for the Habs at ninth.

Draft profile: Pierre-Luc Dubois

They would probably have to trade up to get him, but Pierre-Luc Dubois would look very good in the Tricolore.


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