From the selection of Auston Matthews first overall to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night, to the plucking of Filip Helt by the St. Louis Blues 211th overall, the 2016 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone.
Future Considerations has asked a few of our evaluators who have been in the rinks all season scouting 2016 eligible prospects to give their input on team need, drafting tendencies and who they think NHL teams will be looking to add to their prospect pool in this first round mock draft.
With the World Junior Championship wrapped up and the buzz of the incredible performances from numerous draft eligible prospects in the minds of fans, media and personnel from all teams and organizations, things have changed in the landscape of the 2016 NHL Draft.
If you are a fan of this game like I am, the World Junior Championship gives you the best chance to enjoy the game in its purest form; played with national pride on the line by talented young men with passion and a willingness to do whatever it takes to win gold for their nation.
The U18 Five Nations tournament is a strong event for European scouts to get a mid-season view on some of the drafts prospects they have been following all season long with their respective club teams but in a best on best environment.