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2016 NHL Draft: Live from Buffalo, Rounds 2-7

by Michael Smith / Carolina Hurricanes


Buffalo BrothersBUFFALO, N.Y. – It's day two of the 2016 NHL Draft, and CarolinaHurricanes.com is back in downtown Buffalo to bring you full coverage of today's events presented by Buffalo Brothers. The Hurricanes currently hold seven picks today, including three in the third round alone.

Below you will find all the latest news and information related to rounds two through seven in one handy location. Make this running blog a regular stop throughout the day, as we update it with news, videos, photos and plenty more live from the draft floor at First Niagara Center.

As a refresher, here is all that happened on a busy Friday night:

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Last updated: 4:00 p.m.



VIDEOS FROM DAY 2 AND SIGNING OFF FROM BUFFALO
4:00 p.m.

That's all, folks! The 2016 NHL Draft has drawn to a close in Buffalo. Below, you'll find oodles of written coverage and more from a second day that featured seven additional draft picks. If you missed any of the action from Friday night's first round, complete coverage is available above. Finally, here is a collection of videos from today for your enjoyment:


That does it for CarolinaHurricanes.com in Buffalo. As always, we hope you enjoyed our coverage throughout the weekend. Until next year!



STORY: DAY 2 PICK BY PICK
3:30 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes made seven selections over six rounds on day two of the 2016 NHL Draft. Here’s a quick snapshot of each with quotes from the Hurricanes Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald, Executive Vice President and General Manager Ron Francis and the prospects themselves.

FULL STORY ›



STORY: CANES LAND 'COMBINATION OF EVERYTHING' ON DAY 2
2:50 p.m.

It was a busy draft weekend for the Carolina Hurricanes.

After making two first-round selections on Friday night, the team made another seven picks over six rounds on Saturday, including three selections in a span of nine picks in the third round alone.

Making multiple picks in such a succinct amount of time requires detailed preparation. Led by Director of Amateur Scouting Tony MacDonald, the Hurricanes were well-equipped heading into the weekend and leave Buffalo with a varied and talented group of prospects.

FULL STORY ›



PROFILING THE PICKS
1:30 p.m.

Catch up on the newest members of the Hurricanes organization selected in the third round and beyond with the profiles below.

Matt FilipeHudson Elynuik

Jack LafontaineMax Zimmer

Jeremy HelvigNoah Carroll



CANES SELECT CARROLL
12:40 p.m.

The Hurricanes made their final pick of the day at No. 164: Noah Carroll, a defenseman from Guelph of the OHL.

That wraps things up for the Hurricanes on the draft floor today, but we have plenty more content coming your way in the near future. Keep checking back here throughout the afternoon as we put a bow on the Hurricanes’ weekend in Buffalo.



CANES SELECT HELVIG
12:30 p.m.

The Hurricanes selected Jeremy Helvig from Kingston of the Ontario Hockey League with their fifth-round pick (134th overall).

Helvig took control of Kingston’s net in the second half of the season in 2015-16, helping to improve his draft stock. He recorded 16 straight wins at one point and finished the season with a 2.13 goals-against average and a .929 save percentage.




CANES SELECT ZIMMER
11:50 a.m.

The Hurricanes selected forward Matt Zimmer from Chicago of the USHL with their fourth-round pick (104th overall). Zimmer, a Minnesota native, is listed at 6-feet and 187 pounds. The winger tallied 37 points (16g, 21a) in 55 games in his first full season in the USHL in 2015-16.

Zimmer isn’t present in Buffalo. Two more picks from the Hurricanes coming today!



CANES CHOOSE TRIO IN THIRD ROUND
11:30 a.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes made three quick selections in the third round – forward Matt Filipe at 67th overall, forward Hudson Elynuik at 74th overall and goaltender Jack Lafontaine at 75th overall.

Filipe skated with Cedar Rapids in the USHL in 2015-16. As a rookie, he posted 36 points (19g, 17a) in 56 games and earned USHL All-Rookie Second Team honors. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound winger is committed to Northeastern in the fall.

Elynuik is a 6-foot-5, 201 pound center who tallied 44 points (19g, 25a) in 56 games with Spokane of the Western Hockey League in 2015-16.

Lafontaine tended the nets for Janesville of the NAHL in the 2015-16 season. He recorded a 2.16 goals-against average, a .921 save percentage and four shutouts in 41 appearances. He's committed to the University of Michigan for next season.

Filipe and Lafontaine were in attendance today, and we’ll have more from them later.




CANES SELECT KUOKKANEN
10:45 a.m.

With the 43rd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the Carolina Hurricanes have selected forward Janne Kuokkanen from Karpat Jr. in Finland. The 6-foot-1 centerman tallied 53 points (22g, 31a) in 47 games in 2015-16. He skated in one game with Karpat’s big club and scored two goals.

You can find out more about him below.

Janne Kuokkanen



LET'S MAKE SOME PICKS
10:05 a.m.

The second round of the 2016 NHL Draft is underway. The Hurricanes are slated to make seven picks today, and they'll have a busy third round with the 67th, 74th and 75th overall picks. Here we go!




GOOD MORNING
8:45 a.m.

And just like that, we're back!

Day two of the 2016 NHL Draft is in front of us, and the Hurricanes hold seven picks, including three in the third round alone. It should be a busy day at First Niagara Center in Buffalo, so keep it locked right here for plenty of content throughout the day. Above, you'll find pertinent links from last night, and below, we'll update our draft table after each selection is made.



PICK NOTES
ROUND 1
13, 1-13 Jake Bean, D, Calgary (WHL)
21, 1-21 Julien Gauthier, RW, Val-D'Or (QMJHL)
ROUND 2
43, 2-13 Janne Kuokkanen, C, Karpat Jr. (Finland)
ROUND 3
67, 3-6 Matt Filipe, LW, Cedar Rapids (USHL)
74, 3-13 Hudson Elynuik, C, Spokane (WHL)
75, 3-14 Jack Lafontaine, G, Janesville (NAHL)
ROUND 4
104, 4-13 Max Zimmer, LW, Chicago (USHL)
ROUND 5
134, 5-13 Jeremy Helvig, G, Kingston (OHL)
ROUND 6
164, 6-13 Noah Carroll, D, Guelph (OHL)
ROUND 7
None: Traded 2015 third-round pick and 2016 seventh-round pick to Vancouver Canucks for Eddie Lack on June 27, 2015



Michael Smith
MICHAEL SMITH is the Web Producer for the Carolina Hurricanes.

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