2016 NHL Draft

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Maven’s Ravin’: Rangers and Devils Made Underrated Draft Moves

If the New York Rangers‘ quality eventually is matched by the quantity provided by the Blueshirts’ first two draft picks on Saturday in Buffalo, some day there’ll be dancing on 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue. To stretch a point, one could say that GM Jeff Gorton got himself a good get on a sunny day. […]

2016 Islanders Draft Recap

Kieffer Bellows, Left Wing Drafted 19th Overall, 2016 NHL Entry Draft Bellows was born on June 10, 1998 in Edina, Minnesota. He is the son of former NHL All-Star Brian Bellows, who won a Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadiens in 1993. Listed at 6-foot and 196 pounds, Bellows first played for the Sioux Falls Stampede […]

Maven’s Ravin’: Goodbye Draft, Hello Free Agent Frenzy

1. Islanders fans perplexed over the anticipated loss of Kyle Okposo should ponder a few names as balm for the brain. Namely, Andrew Ladd, David Backes, Mikkel Boedker and Milan Lucic, just to name a few. 2. Some diffident general managers such as Detroit’s Ken Holland don’t want to talk about their pursuit of $teven […]

Islanders Select Five on Day 2

**COURTESY NEW YORK ISLANDERS** New York drafted four forwards and one defenseman Saturday BUFFALO, NY (June 25, 2015) – The New York Islanders selected four forwards and a defensemen on the second day of the 2016 National Hockey League Draft at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. Anatoli Golyshev (95th overall), Otto Koivula (120th overall), Collin Adams (170th overall), Nick Pastujov (193rd overall) and David Quenneville (200th overall) were […]

2016 Sabres Draft Recap

Alexander Nylander, Left Wing Drafted 8th Overall, 2016 NHL Entry Draft Nylander was born on Mar. 2, 1998 in Calgary, Alberta but was raised in Stockholm, Sweden. He is the son of former NHLer Michael Nylander and brother of Maple Leafs forward William Nylander, who was selected 8th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. […]

2016 Devils Draft Review

Michael McLeod, Center Drafted 12th Overall, 2016 NHL Entry Draft McLeod was born on Feb. 3, 1998 in Mississauga, Ontario. The 18-year-old center is listed at 6’2″ and 187 pounds by the NHL, and is a right-handed shot. McLeod began his professional career with the Toronto Marlboros of the Greater Toronto Hockey League during the […]

Rangers Draft Six Players

**COURTESY NEW YORK RANGERS** Blueshirts select three forwards, two defensemen, and one goaltender NEW YORK, June 25, 2016 – New York Rangers General Manager Jeff Gorton, along with Director of Player Personnel Gordie Clark, oversaw the club’s activity at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25 at First Niagara […]

Islanders Select Bellows in the First Round

**COURTESY NEW YORK ISLANDERS** Minnesota Native Scored 50 Goals With US National Team Development Program BUFFALO, NY (June 24, 2016) – The New York Islanders have selected Kieffer Bellows in the first round, 19th overall, of the 2016 National Hockey League Draft. General Manager Garth Snow and Head Amateur Scout Vellu Kautonen announced the pick […]

2016 Rangers Draft Review

Sean Day, Defenseman Drafted 81st Overall, 2016 NHL Entry Draft Day was born on Jan. 9, 1998 in Leuven, Belgium but was raised in Detroit, Michigan. The 18-year-old defenseman is listed at 6’2″ and 228 pounds, and is a left-handed shot. He has spent the last three seasons with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL […]

Devils Select Michael McLeod 12th Overall

**COURTESY NEW JERSEY DEVILS** The New Jersey Devils selected Michael McLeod (Mississauga, OHL) with the 12th overall selection at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo. The Devils on Friday acquired the 12th overall pick and a third round pick (80th overall) in this year’s Draft in exchange for the 11th overall pick. McLeod is a […]