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Blues Have 7 Picks at 2016 NHL Draft

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - Barring a trade, the St. Louis Blues will make seven selections at the 2016 NHL Draft, which will be held June 24 and 25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo.

The first round will begin Friday, June 24 at 6 p.m. CT on NBC Sports Network. Rounds 2-7 will be held Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. CT on NHL Network.

BLUES 2016 DRAFT SELECTIONS

Round 1 - No. 28

Round 2 - No. 59

Round 3 - No. 87 (from Washington)

Round 4 - No. 119

Round 5 - No. 125 (from Columbus)

Round 7 - No. 209

Round 7 - No. 211 (from Pittsburgh)

DRAFT NOTES

The Blues acquired a third-round pick from the Washington Capitals in the deal that brought Troy Brouwer and Pheonix Copley to St. Louis. The Blues’ original third round pick in this draft will go to the Buffalo Sabres because of the February 2014 trade that brought Ryan Miller and Steve Ott to St. Louis.

The Blues acquired a fifth-round pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jordan Leopold in November 2014. The Blues’ original pick in this round now belongs to the Edmonton Oilers as part of the trade that sent Anders Nillson to St. Louis.

The Blues do not have a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft. It was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a March 2015 deal that brought Olli Jokinen to the Blues.

The Blues acquired the last pick in the draft in a trade with Pittsburgh that brought Robert Bortuzzo to the Blues in exchange for Ian Cole.

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