2016 NHL Draft: Guys who went undrafted (and why?)
Comment on any guys you think could've gone but went undrafted. The majority of these guys outside the CHL ones I dunno but using the aggregated draft ranking list to list the guys, here they are:
Simon Stransky LW 73.2
Vladimir Kuznetsov LW 85.3
Maxime Fortier C/RW 89.7
Benjamin Gleason D 89.8
Zach Sawchenko G 95.8
Otto Makinen C 112.3
Michael O’Leary LW 122.5
Veini Vehvilainen (OA) G 122.5
Igor Shvyryov C 122.8
Tobias Eder C 123.7
Matthew Boucher LW 124.0
Tim Wahlgren F 124.2
Ondrej Najman C 124.4
Tobias Eder from what I know there where some concerns if he can really develop into an NHL player, scouts wondering how far ahead into development he was. He had a good U18s a year ago but really didn't do enough to prove himself in the league he was in. He fell a lot, I've seen him in the second round at the beginning of the year after that he just kept falling.
edit: I think Eder should look to move to the CHL, Wiederer was overlooked even though playing in the mens league (like Eder) and got drafted this year. He looks like a good candidate for an overager if he can move to the CHL and do what Wiederer did.
Last edited by Munchkin10: 06-25-2016 at 01:04 PM.
Sebastian Aho for the 2nd straight year. 5'10 Number 1 D on Skelleftea who reached the SHL finals. Good shot, great stick, good speed, great vision. Does everything well, just a little smaller. Hope the Habs invite him to camp.
For me the big one is Shvyryov. He probably just didn't get enough looks. I had him really high on my draft board. The good news for me is, as we saw with Borgstrom (23) and Korshkov (31), teams still make some significant misses in Europe, and maybe next year I'll be vindicated.
I really thought Gleason would get drafted and am surprised he wasn't.
He was picked in the 4th, 113 OA - and I really can't see how you can call it a bad selection.
Not simply just bad, but moreso confusing. Noel was undrafted last year, and didn't really improve even though he's a year old...and now he gets drafted? And ahead of guys who are better than him and younger?