2016 NHL Draft: 1st Round

The 2016 NHL Draft kicked off on Friday night at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York with the first round of the draft. While the entire hockey world saw the first three selections as a lock in, Columbus were behind the first shock of the draft with allowing one of the Fins to fall out of the top three.

The Montreal Canadiens used their 9th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft to select Mikhail Sergachev of the Windsor Spitfires (OHL). Further down in the article where the Habs pick is a little more about him personally as well as a scouting report.

All of the names, positions, height, weight, stats and rankings are courtesy of NHL.com
All of the logos are from sportslogos.net

1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews (ZSC Lions - National League A)
Sportslogos.netPosition: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 46 points in 36 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #1 - European Skaters

2. Winnipeg Jets - Patrik Laine (Tappara - Liiga)
jetsPosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 206
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 33 points in 46 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #2 - European Skaters

3. Columbus Blue Jackets - Pierre-Luc Dubois (Cape Breton Screaming Eagles - QMJHL)
blue jacketsPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 201
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 99 points in 62 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #1 North American Skaters

4. Edmonton Oilers - Jesse Puljujarvi (Karpat - Liiga)
oilersPosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 203
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 28 points in 50 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #3 - European Skaters

5. Vancouver Canucks - Olli Juolevi (London Knights - OHL)
canucksPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 182
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 42 points in 57 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #5 - North American Skaters

6. Calgary Flames - Matthew Tkachuk (London Knights - OHL)
flamesPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 200
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 107 points in 57 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #2 - North American Skaters

7. Arizona Coyotes - Clayton Keller (USA U-18 - NTDP)
coyotesPosition: Centre
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 168
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 107 points in 62 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #9 - North American Skaters

8. Buffalo Sabres - Alexander Nylander (Mississauga Steelheads - OHL)
sabresPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 180
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 75 points in 57 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #3 - North American Skaters

9. Montreal Canadiens - Mikhail Sergachev (Windsor Spitfires - OHL)
canadiensPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 208
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 57 points in 67 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #8 - North American Skaters


Photo: Ontariohockeyleague.com

Photo: Ontariohockeyleague.com

Mikhail Sergachev
Birthplace: Nizhnekamsk, Russia
Shoots: Left
Midterm Scouting Rank: #10 - North American Skaters
Final Scouting Rank: #8 - North American Skaters
Athlete who inspired him most: Alexey Nemov
Coolest person he's ever met: Bobby Orr
Favourite app: Instagram
Nickname: Misha



Scouting Report

"A dominant two-way defenceman whose tenacity and competitiveness characterize his style 
of play. Plays with a poise and confidence that facilitates his creativity with the puck 
as well as split-second decision making. Naturally fluid skater who is always looking to 
be engaged, if not the center, of each unfolding play. All-in-all, a diligent two-way 
defenceman who excels at finding ways to be a difference-maker in games." - Curtis Joe / 
Eliteprospects

"Sergachev has anchored Windsor’s top pairing since the season began, logging minutes on
both the top power play and penalty killing units. He possesses above-average speed, and 
owns a powerful stride which makes him difficult to stop when in full flight. Additionally, 
Sergachev is a mobile playmaker from the back end, capable of connecting on and receiving 
difficult passes, whether up the ice or diagonally through a maze of sticks. Most
impressive is his hard shot, which he can fire with substantial velocity from the point’s 
deepest areas. The pace and complexity of the next level shouldn’t intimidate him, but
his slot coverage is one area where he must improve to complete his development." - 
The Draft Analyst

10. Colorado Avalanche - Tyson Jost (Penticton Vees - BCHL)
avalanchePosition: Centre
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 191
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 104 points in 48 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #16 - North American Skaters

11. Ottawa Senators - Logan Brown (Windsor Spitfires - OHL) 
senatorsPosition: Centre
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 220
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 74 points in 59 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #7 - North American Skaters

12. New Jersey Devils - Michael McLeod (Mississauga Steelheads - OHL)
devilsPosition: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 188
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 61 points in 57 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #13 - North American Skaters

13. Carolina Hurricanes - Jake Bean (Calgary Hitmen - WHL)
hurricanesPosition: Defence
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 173
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 64 points in 68 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #15 - North American Skaters

14. Boston Bruins - Charles McAvoy (Boston University/NCAA)
bruinsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 208
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 25 points in 37 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #6 - North American Skaters

15. Minnesota Wild - Luke Kunin (University of Wisconsin/NCAA)
wildPosition: Centre
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 193
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 32 points in 34 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #11 - North American Skaters

16. Arizona Coyotes - Jakob Chychrun (Sarnia Sting - OHL)
coyotesPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 205
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 49 points in 62 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #4 - North American Skaters

17. Nashville Predators - Dante Fabbro (Penticton Vees - BCHL)
PredatorsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 189
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 67 points in 45 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #18 - North American Skaters

18. Winnipeg Jets - Logan Stanley (Windsor Spitfires - OHL)
jetsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'7"
Weight: 225
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 17 points in 64 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #19 - North American Skaters

19. New York Islanders - Kieffer Bellows (USA U-18 - NTDP)
islandersPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 196
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 81 points in 62 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #10 - North American Skaters

20. Detroit Red Wings - Dennis Cholowski (Chilliwack Chiefs - BCHL)
red wingsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 170
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 40 points in 50 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #23 - North American Skaters

21. Carolina Hurricanes - Julien Gauthier (Val-d'Or Foreurs - QMJHL)
hurricanesPosition: Right Wing
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 57 points in 54 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #12 - North American Skaters

22. Philadelphia Flyers - German Rubtsov (Russia U18 - MHL)
flyersPosition: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 178
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 26 points in 28 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #5 - European Skaters

23. Florida Panthers - Henrik Borgstrom (HIFK U20 - Jr. A SM-liiga)
PanthersPosition: Centre
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 176
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 55 points in 40 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #9 - European Skaters

24. Anaheim Ducks - Max Jones (London Knights - OHL)
ducksPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 203
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 52 points in 63 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #14 - North American Skaters

25. Dallas Stars - Riley Tufte (Fargo Force - USHL)
starsPosition: Left Wing
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 205
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 14 points in 27 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #17 - North American Skaters

26. St. Louis Blues - Tage Thompson (University of Connecticut - NCAA)
BluesPosition: Centre
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 185
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 32 points in 36 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #20 - North American Skaters

27. Tampa Bay Lightning - Brett Howden (Moose Jaw Warriors - WHL)
lightningPosition: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 193
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 64 points in 68 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #22 - North American Skaters

28. Washington Capitals - Lucas Johansen (Kelowna Rockets - WHL)
capitalsPosition: Defence
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 176
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 49 points in 69 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #26 - North American Skaters

29. Boston Bruins - Trent Frederic (USA U-18 - NTDP)
bruinsPosition: Centre
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 203
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 40 points in 61 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #47 - North American Skaters

30. Anaheim Ducks - Sam Steel (Regina Pats - WHL)
ducksPosition: Centre
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 178
2015-16 Regular Season Statistics: 70 points in 72 games
NHL Scouting Ranking: #30 - North American Skaters
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