Yesterday in Buffalo was the first day of the NHL draft under the first peak to the fair of talents “Toronto” was chosen by American striker of Aston Matthews.
Matthews parish in the NHL from the Swiss championship in last season in the “Zurich American in 36 games and scored 46 points (24 goals +22 assists). Successful for Matthews was the debut for the US national team at the world championship in Russia in ten games, the rookie Toronto scored nine points (6+3).
Second in the draft in the “Winnipeg” left 18-year-old winger-team Finland Patrick Laine, who became one of the main stars of the recent world Cup. From Russia “Suomi” took the silver medal and Line with 13 points (7+6) was the MVP of the tournament and got in the symbolic team.
Edmonton under the third peak picked another Finn, Jesse Puljujarvi, who played last season in SM-League in the “Carpeta”. Puljujarvi in the national team of Finland last season became the world champion among juniors and youth.
In the first round of the NHL draft in 2016 were selected 30 players (12 from Canada, 11 from the USA 4 – Finland 2 – Russia 1 – Sweden).