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Maple Leafs take center Auston Matthews with top pick in 2016 NHL Draft
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 20:04:02 +0000
Buffalo, NY, United States (NewsBahn) - The Toronto Maple Leafs chose center Auston Matthews with the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center Friday.
The Scottsdale, Ariz . native is the first United States-born player selected with the first pick since the talented Patrick Kane was selected by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2007.
He will give the team depth down the middle, likely as the No. 2 center behind Nazem Kadri .
Winger Patrik Laine was selected second by the Winnipeg Jets, while the No. 3 spot was filled by the Columbus Blue Jackets who took another winger in Pierre-Luc Dubois.
At. No. 4. the Edmonton Oilers snapped up the draft's third straight winger in Jesse Puljujarvi , while the first defenseman in Olli Juolevi went at No. 5 to the Vancouver Canucks.