RECAP OF TRADES: 2016 NHL Draft Day One

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Day 2
The first day of the 2016 NHL draft was entertaining as expected. Teams went to the draft with a plan, from what we can see, they were all executed perfectly. Whether it was to keep quiet with trades, make a definite showing with trades, and everywhere in between. We have compiled all of the trades into this article for you to comprehend day one of this event.

Montreal traded Lars Eller to Washington in exchange for a 2017 and 2018 second-round picks. At almost the same time the Canadiens received Andrew Shaw from the Chicago Blackhawks, in which the Habs shipped this years 39th and 45th overall picks.

The Calgary Flames finally got the starting goalie they were searching for in Brian Elliott. St. Louis sent Elliott to the Flames for the 36th overall pick and a conditional 2018 third-round pick. The condition is if Elliott resigns with Calgary, the Blues will receive that third-round pick.

A plethora of pick-for-pick trades occurred thereafter and then one deal happened where Datsyuk's cap was traded. Detroit traded Datsyuk's cap and the 16th overall pick to Arizona for Joe Vitale, 20th overall pick, and their 37th overall pick. To keep themselves above the floor, Arizona needed that cap and Detroit may have opened up some space for franchise center Steven Stamkos who looks like he may be hitting the free agency July 1st.

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