RECAP OF TRADES: 2016 NHL Draft Day Two

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Day Two, the final day of drafting, has been completed. From Auston Mathews all the way to Filip Helt this draft will be remembered as one of the better drafts of all-time. There was a lot of potential through all seven rounds. Let's break down the trades that happened today like we did for yesterday.

First trade of the day was between Florida and Buffalo. Florida sent D Dmitry Kulikov and the 33rd overall pick to Buffalo for D Mark Pysyk, the 38th overall pick, and the 89th overall pick. A pretty balanced trade with two talented players, shouldn't cause too much of a stir in either city.

Arizona was apart of yet another trade, this time with Tampa Bay. Tampa sent D Anthony DeAngelo to the Coyotes for the 37th overall pick. A talented young defenseman, exactly what the doctor ordered in Arizona.

The Stanley Cup Champions were involved in a little trade action this evening as well dishing out F Beau Bennett to New Jersey. Pittsburgh received the 77th overall pick as compensation. Beau Bennett has been injury plagued for his entire career as a Penguin and New Jersey has high hopes that it was just a rough patch.

In a one-for-one trade the Stars traded G Jack Campbell to the Kings for D Nick Ebert. Chicago involved in another trade today with the Islanders that was draft picks only, nothing too interesting there. Then the Avalanche traded D Nick Holden to the Rangers in exchange for a 2017 4th-round pick.

Arguably the biggest trade of the day was between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Columbus traded former first-round 19th overall pick F Kerby Rychel to Toronto for D Scott Harrington and a conditional 2017 5th-round pick. Before being called up to the NHL last season, Rychel posted 27 points in 37 games for the Lake Erie Monsters. At just 21 years of age, Rychel still has room to grow and Toronto is a good place for that.

The conclusion of the 2016 NHL Draft means we now get to see what the free agency will hold when it opens July 1st at 12:00 pm ET. Young players had their dreams come true this weekend, now begins the hard work of becoming a NHL star.

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