Pros and Cons of the Top Prospects Before the 2016 NHL Draft

May 31st, 2016 by Jonathan Willis Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs have reason to be all smiles, having won the first overall pick in this year's NHL draft lottery. The talent in the 2016 draft goes well beyond the first overall pick, though, and in this slideshow, we'll take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of some of the top players available in this summer's event.

As always, TSN's Bob McKenzie provides the gold standard in terms of ranking prospect in the lead-up to the draft, and his rankings were crucial to determining the order of selection here. In preparing this list, we drew upon a wide range of sources; all of those are linked, save for quotes taken from the 2016 Draft Preview edition of The Hockey News magazine.

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