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Every pick in the 2016 draft

The first round of the 2016 NHL draft produced some surprises, and the action continued to be fast and furious from there. Track every pick made over two days and seven rounds right here.

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NHL Trade Tracker

A look at all recent deals in the NHL, including trades made during the 2015-16 season and those that happened before and during the 2016 draft.

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Auston Matthews ready to make his mark

Will the top draft pick be the light who leads the Leafs out of decades of darkness? Matthews, 18, rejects the savior label. "I want to be an impact player," he says, "but hockey's a team game."

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Maple Leafs continue rebuild with Matthews (1:03)
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All kinds of trade offers floating around at NHL draft (3:33)
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Red Wings open cap space for Stamkos (0:36)
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Chinese team to join Kontinental Hockey League

The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League has confirmed that it will add a Chinese club next season as it competes against the NHL in Asian markets.

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NHL draft preview (2:45)
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Photos: NHL awards from Las Vegas

The NHL awards can be large on cheese and short on teeth, the perfect combination for Las Vegas! So what better way to tell the story than through photos? Behold.

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NHL to Vegas, league awards, Draft primer

Scott Burnside and Craig Custance react to the NHL's expansion to Las Vegas, winners of the league awards and P.K. Subban as trade bait. Plus, Oilers C Connor McDavid and Predators D Shea Weber stop by.

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How the NHL can make it work in Las Vegas

Building an actual team will only be part of the equation for the league's newest franchise. Players and staff must also create a connection with the community.

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Can expansion team in Vegas contend for playoffs? (1:31)
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This is what we'd call the Las Vegas team

With Las Vegas now seemingly in line for an expansion team, here's a look at the suggested nicknames and logos the ESPN.com team came up with for a team in the desert.

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NHL logos redesigned with Vegas flair

Las Vegas and the NHL have been in the news a lot lately -- with the promise of more to come. So it got us thinking: What would today's team logos look like with a Vegas theme?

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What skates in Vegas stays in Vegas (3:21)
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Our Las Vegas expansion franchise roster

If Vegas were to get a team today, the expansion pool would be fairly good for defensemen and goalies, but for forwards ... not so much. We drafted a team anyway.

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Linda Cohn @lindacohn

Most @NHL teams who do it right have 2 goalie coach system. 1 works in NHL, other with minor league teams. I.e. Pitt and SJ.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Tim Murray on Stamkos: "I think there's going to be a lot of equals as far as money. There won't be a lot of equals as far as geography."

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

New York Rangers GM Jeff Gorton discusses the draft and what's ahead for the organization.

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Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Carter Hart at 48th overall to Philly was the latest a first goalie went off the board in 30 years. Potential market adjustment to goalies?

Corey Pronman @coreypronman

Very surprised nobody drafted Zach Sawchenko. Was a first-team All-Star in WHL and has a decent chance to be on Canada's WJC team.

Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Blackhawks selected goaltender Wouter Peeters in the third round and GM Stan Bowman is impressed with the netminder's 6-foot-5 and 205-pound frame.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he's not interested in short-term fixes. He wants to upgrade the top 6 but not at all costs.

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Joe McDonald ESPN Staff Writer 

Boston Bruins GM Don Sweeney said now that the draft is over it's time to target those players the organization is interested in via trade market or free agency.

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Corey Pronman ESPN Writer 

Mr, Irrelevant is Filip Helt to the Blues. And that........is.........it!