Day one of the 2016 NHL Draft had to be a shocker for Oilers fans. In the days leading up to the draft there had been endless rumours about what the Oilers might do with their pick, and in the end they did what I think most expected them to do with it, they used it. Who they used it on was very unexpected. Jesse Puljujarvi, what the hell was he still doing on the board at fourth overall? Who cares, he's a member of the Oilers know.
The Oilers enter day two of the draft with eight picks, four of which come in the next 61 selections. Ideally Peter Chiarelli can turn a package involving those picks into a living, breathing, NHL player and not just four prospects. We'll have to wait and see.
How to watch the 2016 NHL Draft
8:00AM MT / 10:00AM ET | Saturday, June 24
First Niagra Center, Buffalo
Canadian TV: Sportsnet | American TV: NBCSN
Where the Oilers Pick
- Second round - 32nd overall -- Tyler Benson
- Third round - 63rd overall -- Markus Niemelainen
- Third round - 84th overall -- Matthew Cairns
- Third round - 91st overall -- Filip Berglund
- Fifth round - 123rd overall -- Dylan Wells
- Fifth round - 149th overall -- Graham McPhee
- Sixth round - 153rd overall -- Aapeli Rasanen
- Seventh round - 183rd overall -- Vincent Desharnais