NHL Draft Order 2016: Updated Selection List Entering Conference Finals

The 2016 NHL Draft is in June, and we already know the order of selection for the first 26 picks of the first round with the completion of Round 2 of the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs on Thursday night.

Two of the teams in the conference finals don’t own their 2016 first-round pick.

The San Jose Sharks traded theirs to the Boston Bruins in the Martin Jones trade last June, and the Pittsburgh Penguins traded theirs to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Phil Kessel deal last July.

The Leafs won the lottery last month, and they likely will select top-rated prospect Auston Matthews, an American-born center with an excellent two-way skill set.

Here’s the updated draft order with four teams remaining in the playoffs.

 

Thumbnail photo via Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports Images

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