Persons of Interest: The top prospects of the 2016 NHL Draft

General managers from around the NHL comment on the importance of the 2016 NHL Draft.

With the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on the horizon, fans will have to get used to a lot of new names in the hockey community. That’s why Sportsnet has fans covered in providing them all they need to know about the latest crop of players to be drafted to the show.

The following is a comprehensive list of ‘Prospect of Interest’ profiles on each of the projected top-30 picks, as well 18 more prospects expected to be selected in the first two rounds. The below rankings are based off of Sportsnet’s Damien Cox’s list which can be viewed here.


1. Auston Matthews

2. Patrik Laine

3. Jesse Puljujarvi

4. Matthew Tkachuk

5. Pierre-Luc Dubois

6. Olli Juolevi

7. Tyson Jost

8. Logan Brown

9. Alexander Nylander

10. Mikhail Sergachev

11. Charlie McAvoy

12. Jakob Chychrun

13. Clayton Keller

14. Logan Stanley

15. Dante Fabbro

16. Michael McLeod

17. Jake Bean

18. Luke Kunin

19. Max Jones

20. Kieffer Bellows

21. Julien Gauthier

22. Riley Tufte

23. German Rubtsov

24. Alex DeBrincat

25. Pascal Laberge

26. Rasmus Asplund

27. Kale Clague

28. Tage Thompson

29. Filip Gustavsson

30. Sam Steel

The remaining prospects listed here are placed in alphabetical order.

Vitalii Abramov

Frederic Allard

Wade Allison

Nathan Bastian

Will Bitten

Tyler Benson

Henrik Borgstrom

Dennis Cholowski

Cam Dineen

Dillon Dube

Tim Gettinger

Samuel Girard

Carl Grundstrom

Libor Hajek

Brett Howden

Boris Katchouk

Chad Krys

Vladimir Kuznetsov

Jordan Kyrou

Markus Niemelainen

Taylor Raddysh

Simon Stransky

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