NHL Draft Order 2016: Updated List Of Picks Entering Stanley Cup Final

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The conference finals round of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs ended Thursday when the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals. This means the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft in June is almost set.

The Lightning will pick 27th in Round 1, while the Western Conference runner-up St. Louis Blues slot in at No. 28. The last two picks will be made by the Stanley Cup finalist San Jose Sharks and Pittsburgh Penguins, but neither team owns its 2016 first-rounder.

The Sharks owe it to the Boston Bruins for the Martin Jones trade. The Penguins owe theirs to the Toronto Maple Leafs for the Phil Kessel trade. Both deals were made last summer.

Here’s the updated 2016 NHL Draft order after the completion of the conference finals.

1. Toronto Maple Leafs
2. Winnipeg Jets
3. Columbus Blue Jackets
4. Edmonton Oilers
5. Vancouver Canucks
6. Calgary Flames
7. Arizona Coyotes
8. Buffalo Sabres
9. Montreal Canadiens
10. Colorado Avalanche
11. New Jersey Devils
12. Ottawa Senators
13. Carolina Hurricanes
14. Boston Bruins
15. Minnesota Wild
16. Detroit Red Wings
17. Nashville Predators
18. Philadelphia Flyers
19. New York Islanders
20. Arizona Coyotes (via N.Y. Rangers)
21. Carolina Hurricanes (via L.A. Kings)
22. Winnipeg Jets (via Chicago Blackhawks)
23. Florida Panthers
24. Anaheim Ducks
25. Dallas Stars
26. Washington Capitals
27. Tampa Bay Lightning
28. St. Louis Blues
29. Stanley Cup runner-up
30. Stanley Cup champion

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