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2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profiles

A closer look at the top available prospects for the 2016 NHL Draft.

Luke Green Using The Force To Round Out His Game

A bit of a work in progress with high offensive upside, Luke Green is a nice mid round option that grew up in Mike's backyard.

Carter Hart Is Fighting For His Shot

One of the top North American goalies in the 2016 draft class, Hart has faced a lot of questions over his size, but keeps working to show he can be an NHL level netminder.

NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Sam Steel

A skilled center, reminiscent of Derick Brassard, Steel will be an intriguing 2nd round choice for some NHL club.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Kale Clague

WHL defender will bring smooth skating and elite vision to whichever team drafts him.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Libor Hajek

The Czech defenseman comes with neutral zone opportunities and room to develop

2016 NHL Draft Profile: Samuel Girard

Despite his size, Girard has the potential to be an impact blueliner at the NHL level.

Draft Prospect Filip Hronek Has Brains, Lacks Size

Small defenseman with good instincts, but lacks size and needs seasoning.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Fear the Boriscuda

Boris Katchouk has a great nickname and was a powerful force for the Soo Greyhounds this season - but his he ready to take the next step?

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Yegor Korshkov

A talented Russian forward, but his future plans make him a risky selection this year.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Filip Gustavsson

The Swedish netminder is one of the top goaltending prospects in the upcoming draft

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Tyler Benson

One of the more interesting players heading into the draft; where will the once highly-touted Benson end up getting drafted?

2016 Draft Prospect Profile: Vitali Abramov

The Russian wingers hopes his head start in North America will pay off at the draft.

2016 DPP: Lucas Johansen--Yes, *That* Johansen

You might remember me from such films as: "My Brother Was Drafted By Your Team" and "My Brother Was Traded By Your Team" and "Remember Those Contract Negotiations?"

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profiles: Alex DeBrincat - More than McDavid's Shadow

One of the top scoring prospects in the OHL, scouts keep passing up this "undersized" forward. Columbus shouldn't make the same mistake.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Brett Howden

Howden brings size and deft touch to the center ice position, and could be a stealth pick.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Tage Thompson

The UConn freshman with a wicked shot comes with an NHL pedigree

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Carl Grundstrom

Grundstrom is a power forward out of Sweden with the possibility of being drafted in the first round.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Evan Fitzpatrick

The top-ranked North American goaltender for the 2016 draft, Fitzpatrick has the tools to be an NHL starter.

RHD Dante Fabbro Brings Tons of Potential Offense

An offensively-gifted right-shooting defenseman, Dante Fabbro must also address competition questions after playing in the BCHL to preserve his NCAA eligibility.

Logan Stanley -- The Rocksteady Giant

A 6' 6" monster of a blueliner, Stanley is a gifted defensive player, but his two-way game is a work in progress.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Riley Tufte

This 6'5" high school phenom scores at a prodigious pace. Can he carry that game to the pros?

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Luke Kunin

A center with room to develop his game makes for an intriguing prospect

2016 Draft Prospect Profile: German Rubtsov

German Rubtsov could be the next great Russian center, but an alleged doping scandal could hurt his draft stock.

2016 Draft Prospect Profile: Jake Bean

An offensive defenseman on the smaller side, with some polish he could be one of the best defensemen to come out of this draft.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Tyson Jost

Playing in the BCHL--but heading for North Dakota--is a small knock on an otherwise great-looking prospect. Many think he can translate it to the next level, however.

Rasmus Asplund: The Swedish Roundsman

One of the top ranked European centers, he has some interesting tools, but it may take time for him to find ways to use them at the NHL level.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: KIeffer Bellows

SIze, skill and a love for puck battles makes this US National team product a desirable target for NHL suitors.

Max Jones: Recent Red Flag Puts Stain on Profile

The left wing prospect is not without controversy, as he was recently suspended for 12 games by the Ontario Hockey League

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Charlie McAvoy

The strong skating defenseman out of Long Island should land in the top 20 of this year's draft.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Logan Brown

Big, two-way center could be a steal for a team picking in the middle of the first round.

2016 NHL Draft Prospect Profile: Clayton Keller

Skilled but diminutive, Clayton Keller has top-six potential and a flair for making plays.

Don't Sleep On The Kid: Pierre-Luc Dubois

Our look at this powerhouse forward coming out of the Q - Dubois might be a name to get familiar with here in Columbus. With NHL ready vision, defense, and scoring ability, he could be exactly what the Blue Jackets need.

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