2016 NHL Mock Draft: Coyotes draft Auston Matthews

Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
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Check out FanSided’s NHL mock draft as the Coyotes get their hometown hero.

The 2016 NHL Draft will be held from June 24th to June 25th in Buffalo. No one knows for sure what will happen during the draft but here at FanSided, we have tried to guess what other teams will do. Perhaps the hardest thing about the NHL Draft is guessing which teams will win the lottery.

Since the NHL Draft lottery is a random process and the worst teams are not necessarily guaranteed even a top three pick, we have taken the liberty of simulating the draft lottery courtesy of Tankathon. The first three picks were chosen through the lottery system. After that, the order ascends from worst to best using point percentage since some teams haven’t played as many games as other teams.

Here is the order that Tankathon came up with for this NHL mock draft.

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

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