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2016 NHL Entry Draft Results




Round 7



Ty Ronning was a second round prospect who had a strong CHL Prospects Game. Find out where he fell in the seventh round.



Posted By: Chris Ransom Last Updated: June 25, 2016.


  1. Toronto Maple Leafs: Nikolai Chebykin, C, UHC Dynamo Moscow (KHL) C Grade

    I think this is a solid pick. Nikolai Chebykin could be on the AHL sooner rather than later. I can see this guy contributing on the Toronto Marlies.


  2. Edmonton Oilers: Vincent Desharnais, D, Providence D Grade

    Vincent Desharnais fills a need on defense. Edmonton could use someone like Desharnais.


  3. Vancouver Canucks: Rodrigo Abols, C, Portland Winterhawks (WHL) C Grade

    The 6-4 187 lb Rodrigo Abols is 20-years-old. He will be in the AHL before Vancouver's other draft picks from the CHL in Canada. At the same time, Abols doesn't have an NHL ceiling until he gets up to 200 lbs. Abols will be a huge project despite having 49 points and winning a ton of face offs. This pick gets a C grade.


  4. Columbus Blue Jackets: Calvin Thurkauf, C, Kelowna Rockets (WHL) D Grade

    Calvin Thurkauf wasn't even in the top 300 of most boards. Columbus gets a D grade since the 6-1 203 lb Calvin Thurkauf had 45 points and showed a ton of promise in his first season with the Rockets.



  5. Calgary Flames: Stefan Falkovsky, D, Ottawa 67s (OHL) A+ Grade

    Stepan Falkovsky is 6-7 244 lbs. Calgary gets a third round player in the seventh round.


  6. Montreal Canadiens: Arvid Henrikson, D, AIK IF (Elitserien) C Grade

    Arvid Henrikson could be a solid player. He's gonna be a project though.


  7. Arizona Coyotes: Dean Stewart, D, Portage Terriers (MJHL) C Grade

    Dean Stewart could be a solid defender. He's gonna have a critical role on the Coyotes new AHL team when he finishes developing.


  8. Buffalo Sabres: Austin Omanski, D, Mississauga Steelheads (OHL) C Grade

    Austin Omanski is another solid pick. Buffalo needs defense and this is an okay pick at this point.



  9. Buffalo Sabres: Vasily Glotov, C, SKA Saint Petersburg (KHL) C Grade

    Vasily Glotov got to be a reserve on SKA Saint Petersburg's KHL Championship. He finally got to play this year. I think this is an okay pick here.


  10. Colorado Avalanche: Travis Barron, LW, Ottawa 67s (OHL) A+ Grade

    Travis Barron was a preseason first round prospect that played so poorly he fell to the fourth round. Barron is a steal at this point in the seventh round.


  11. New Jersey Devils: Jeremy Davies, D, Bloomington Thunder (USHL) C Grade

    Jeremy Davies may end up being a solid pick. Davies has a lot of work to improve on in his game as well. I'll give this pick a C grade.


  12. New York Islanders: Nick Pastujov, LW, United States National Team Developmental Program (USHL) A+ Grade

    Nick Pastjuov was a third round pick. The Islanders get an A+ grade for taking him in the seventh round.



  13. Vancouver Canucks: Brett McKenzie, C, North Bay Battalion (OHL) B Grade

    Brett McKenzie is a solid pick here. At the very worst, you are getting a future AHL player on the Utica Comets.


  14. Florida Panthers: Benjamin Finkelstein, D, Kimball Union HS (NH) D Grade

    Benjamin Finkelstein will be a huge reach. He will be lucky to play for Florida's new AHL team the Springfield Thunderbirds.




  15. Minnesota Wild: Dmitry Sokolov, RW, Sudbury Wolves (OHL) A+ Grade

    Minnesota drafts a forward for depth. Dmitry Sokolov was a borderline top 10 pick at one point before an awful 2015 season.



  16. Detroit Red Wings: Mattias Elfstrom, LW, Malmo Redhawks (Elitserien) C Grade

    Mattias Elfstrom is a solid pick here. He's another player that could arrive on the Grand Rapids Griffins sooner rather than later in the AHL.


  17. Nashville Predators: Adam Smith, D, Bowling Green F Grade

    There has never been a player from Bowling Green to make the NHL. There were better players available and that's why Nashville got an F grade in the seventh round.


  18. Philadelphia Flyers: David Bernhardt, D, Djurgardens I.F. (Allsvenskan) D Grade

    David Bernhardt wasn't expected to get drafted. I'll give this a D grade.


  19. New York Islanders: David Quenville, D, Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) A+ Grade

    David Quenville could go anywhere betweens rounds 2 and 6. He's a steal at this point in the seventh round.


  20. New York Rangers: Ty Ronning, RW, Vancouver Giants (WHL) A+ Grade

    The New York Rangers need to add a right winger for depth to develop. Ty Ronnie filled in for Tyler Benson in the 2016 CHL Prospects Game and scored the first goal for Team Cherry in that game. The emergence of Ronning makes him a coveted prospect here. Ronning had 31 goals, 28 assists, and 59 points in 2015-2016 as Ronning continues to build momentum.



  21. Los Angeles Kings: Jacob Friend, D, Owen Sound Attack (OHL) B Grade

    Jacob Friend gives the Kings an eventual AHL replacement for Nick Ebert. I like this pick by the Kings its a solid selection.


  22. Chicago Blackhawks: Jake Ryczek, D, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL) B Grade

    Jake Ryczek is a seven year project. He has line 3 AHL ability right now, but has line 1 NHL potential if Chicago can remain patient with him.


  23. Minnesota Wild: Brayden Chizen, D, Kelowna Rockets (WHL) B Grade

    The Kelowna Rockets do a good job of developing future NHL talent. Brayden Chizen is a solid pick here. He should be a stud on the Iowa Wild in a few year so I'll give this a B grade.


  24. Anaheim Ducks: Tyler Soy, C, Victoria Royals (WHL) A Grade

    Tyler Soy is a good value pick for the Anaheim Ducks. Soy could be a difference maker in a few years.


  25. Tampa Bay Lightning: Otto Somppi, C, Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) A+ Grade

    The Halifax Mooseheads are the one team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League that consistently produces first round picks. Otto Somppi is their top prospect this year. Tampa Bay gets Somppi is a steal in the seventh round.


    Somppi is from Finland. He had 13 goals, 33 assists, and 46 points in 2015-2016 with the Halifax Mooseheads. Somppi lined up as a line 2 center in the 2016 CHL Prospects Game For Team Orr.



  26. Washington Capitals: Dmitriy Zaitsev, D, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (NAHL) F Grade

    Dmitriy Zaitsev was a huge reach. I think the Capitals will regret this pick.


  27. Tampa Bay Lightning: Ryan Lohin, C, Waterloo Blackhawks (USHL) C Grade

    Ryan Lohin is a solid player. I think he could do okay on the Lightning.


  28. St. Louis Blues: Nikolaj Krag Christensen, LW, Rodovre Mighty Bulls (Metal Ligaen) F Grade

    Nikolaj Krag Christensen will be lucky to crack an AHL roster. He's a huge project that barely made the top 300.




  29. San Jose Sharks: Joachim Blichfeld, LW, Malmo Redhawks (Elitserein) B Grade

    Blichfeld could end up on the Barracuda in the AHL. This is a good pick by San Jose.


  30. St. Louis Blues: Filip Helt, LW, HC Verva Litvinov (Extraliga) B Grade

    Filip Helt was a better pick than Nikolaj Krag Christiensen. At the same time he's probably an AHL player at best, but he can go to the AHL pretty quickly which is one benefit to drafting him.








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