Feeling a Draft

Five Minnesota natives were selected in the first three rounds of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the most since 10 were drafted in rounds 1-3 in 2010.


By Kevin Kurtt
Let’s Play Hockey Editor

When the New York Islanders selected former Edina High School forward Kieffer Bellows with the 19th overall pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft on June 24, a notable streak continued. For 48 straight years now, a Minnesotan has heard his name called at the NHL Draft. In all, 11 Minnesota natives were selected in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, N.Y.


Let's Play Hockey / Minnesota Wild Photo Contest

Let's Play Hockey / Minnesota Wild Photo Contest


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