2016 NHL Draft Selections
At First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
1. Toronto, Auston Matthews, C, Zurich (SUI).
2. Winnipeg, Patrik Laine, RW, Tappara (FIN).
3. Columbus, Pierre-Luc Dubois, LW, Cape Breton (QMJHL).
4. Edmonton, Jesse Puljujarvi, RW, Karpat (FIN).
5. Vancouver, Olli Juolevi, D, London (OHL).
6. Calgary, Matthew Tkachuk, LW, London (OHL).
7. Arizona, Clayton Keller, C, USA Under-18 (NTDP).
8. Buffalo, Alexander Nylander, LW, Mississauga (OHL).
9. Montreal, Mikhail Sergachyov, D, Windsor (OHL).
10. Colorado, Tyson Jost, C, Penticton (BCJHL).
11. Ottawa (from New Jersey), Logan Brown, C, Windsor (OHL).
12. New Jersey (from Ottawa), Michael McLeod, C, Mississauga (OHL).
13. Carolina, Jake Bean, D, Calgary (WHL).
14. Boston, Charlie McAvoy, D, Boston University (HEast).
15. Minnesota, Luke Kunin, C, Wisconsin (Big Ten).
16. Arizona (from Detroit), Jakob Chychrun, D, Sarnia (OHL).
17. Nashville, Dante Fabbro, D, Penticton (BCHL).
18. Winnipeg (from Philadelphia), Logan Stanley, D, Windsor (OHL).
19. N.Y. Islanders, Kieffer Bellows, LW, USA Under-18 (NTDP).
20. Detroit (from Arizona via N.Y. Rangers), Dennis Cholowski, D, Chilliwack (BCHL).
21. Carolina (from Los Angeles), Julien Gauthier, RW, Val-d’Or (QMJHL).
22. Philadelphia (from Winnipeg via Chicago), German Rubtsov, C, Team Russia U18 (Russia-Jr.).
23. Florida, Henrik Borgstrom, C, HIFK Jr. (FIN-Jr.)
24. Anaheim, Max Jones, LW, London (OHL).
25. Dallas, Riley Tufte, LW, Blaine HS (Minn.).
26. St. Louis (from Washington), Tage Thompson, C, UConn (HEast)
27. Tampa Bay, Brett Howden, C, Moose Jaw (WHL).
28. Washington (from St. Louis), Lucas Johansen, D, Kelowna (WHL).
29. Boston (from San Jose), Trent Frederic, C, USA Under-18 (NTDP).
30. Anaheim (from Pittsburgh via Toronto), Sam Steel, C, Regina (WHL).
NHL Draft Trades
At At First Niagara Center, Buffalo, N.Y.
Montreal traded F Lars Eller to Washington for the Capitals’ second-round draft picks in 2017 and ’18.
Chicago traded F Andrew Shaw to Montreal for the Canadiens’ two second-round picks _ No. 39 and 45.
New Jersey traded pick No. 11 to Ottawa for pick No. 12 and a third-round pick _ No. 80.
St. Louis traded G Brian Elliott to Calgary for the Flames’ second-round pick _ No. 35 in this year’s draft and a 2018 conditional third-round pick.
Washington traded pick No. 26 to St. Louis for picks _ No. 28 and 87.
Detroit traded C Pavel Datsyuk and the No. 16 pick to Arizona for C Joe Vitale and picks _ No. 20 and 53.
Philadelphia traded their No. 18 and 79 picks to Winnipeg for picks _ No. 22 and 36.
NHL Number 1 Draft Picks
First overall selections at the National Hockey League’s entry draft (with year, player, team, position and previous club with league or country in parentheses):
2016 _ Auston Matthews, Toronto, C, Zurich (SUI).
2015 _ Connor McDavid, Edmonton, C, Erie (OHL).
2014 _ Aaron Ekblad, Florida, D, Barrie (OHL).
2013 _ Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado, C, Halifax (QMJHL).
2012 _ Nail Yakupov, Edmonton, RW, Sarnia (OHL).
2011 _ Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Edmonton, C, Red Deer (WHL)
2010 _ Taylor Hall, Edmonton, LW, Windsor (OHL)
2009 _ John Tavares, N.Y. Islanders, C, London (OHL)
2008 _ Steven Stamkos, Tampa Bay, C, Sarnia (OHL)
2007 _ Patrick Kane, Chicago, RW, London (OHL)
2006 _ Erik Johnson, St. Louis, D, National U-18 (U.S.)
2005 _ Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh, F, Rimouski (QMJHL)
2004 _ Alexander Ovechkin, Washington, LW, Dynamo (Russia)
2003 _ Marc-Andre Fleury, Pittsburgh, G, Cape Breton (QMJHL)
2002 _ Rick Nash, Columbus, LW, London (OHL)
2001 _ Ilya Kovalchuk, Atlanta, C, Spartak (Russia)
2000 _ Rick DiPietro, N.Y. Islanders, G, Boston U. (NCAA)
1999 _ Patrik Stefan, Atlanta, C, Long Beach (IHL)
1998 _ Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)
1997 _ Joe Thornton, Boston, C, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
1996 _ Chris Phillips, Ottawa, D, Prince Albert (WHL)
1995 _ Bryan Berard, Ottawa, D, Detroit (OHL)
1994 _ Ed Jovanovski, Florida, D, Windsor (OHL)
1993 _ Alexandre Daigle, Ottawa, C, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
1992 _ Roman Hamrlik, Tampa Bay, D, ZPS Zin (Czech Republic)
1991 _ Eric Lindros, Quebec, C, Oshawa (OHL)
1990 _ Owen Nolan, Quebec, RW, Cornwall (OHL)
1989 _ Mats Sundin, Quebec, RW, Nacka (Sweden)
1988 _ Mike Modano, Minnesota, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
1987 _ Pierre Turgeon, Buffalo, C, Granby (QMJHL)
1986 _ Joe Murphy, Detroit, C, Michigan St. (NCAA)
1985 _ Wendel Clark, Toronto, LW/D, Saskatoon (WHL)
1984 _ Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh, C, Laval (QMJHL)
1983 _ Brian Lawton, Minnesota, C, Mount St. Charles (U.S. high school)
1982 _ Gord Kluzak, Boston, D, Billings (WHL)
1981 _ Dale Hawerchuk, Winnipeg, C, Cornwall (QMJHL)
1980 _ Doug Wickenheiser, Montreal, C, Regina (WHL)
1979 _ Rob Ramage, Colorado, D, London (OHL)
1978 _ Bobby Smith, Minnesota, C, Ottawa (OHL)
1977 _ Dale McCourt, Detroit, C, St. Catharines (OHL)
1976 _ Rick Green, Washington, D, London (OHL)
1975 _ Mel Bridgman, Philadelphia, C, Victoria (WHL)
1974 _ Greg Joly, Washington, D, Regina (WHL)
1973 _ Denis Potvin, N.Y. Islanders, D, Ottawa (OHL)
1972 _ Bill Harris, N.Y. Islanders, RW, Toronto (OHL)
1971 _ Guy Lafleur, Montreal, RW, Quebec (QMJHL)
1970 _ Gilbert Perreault, Buffalo, C, Montreal (OHL)
1969 _ Rejean Houle, Montreal, LW, Montreal (OHL)
1968 _ Michel Plasse, Montreal, G, Drummondville (QMJHL)
1967 _ Rick Pagnutti, Los Angeles, D, Garson (Northern Ont.)
1966 _ Barry Gibbs, Boston, D, Estevan (SJHL)
1965 _ Andre Veilleux, N.Y. Rangers, RW, Montreal Ranger (Jr.B)
1964 _ Claude Gauthier, Detroit, NA, Rosemont (Que.)
1963 _ Garry Monahan, Montreal, LW, St. Michael’s Juveniles