It's that time of year again: for the seventh straight season, SB Nation's network of 30 team-specific hockey blogs will run through the first round of the NHL Draft.
As we prepare for the real thing, our blogs will act on behalf of their teams and simulate the entire first round in our 2016 NHL Mock Draft.
It begins June 8 with the No. 1 overall pick and will conclude with the 30th overall pick on June 21. Three selections will be announced each day in accordance with the real draft order that we'll see on Friday, June 24, on stage in Buffalo, N.Y.
Trades are allowed in this mock draft. Will any of our teams indulge? Stay tuned to find out.
Here's the day-by-day schedule for our mock draft. You can check in with your favorite SB Nation hockey blog on the day they are set to make their selection to see who they pick. We'll also have a roundup below that will be updated each day.
Wed., June 8: Toronto, Winnipeg, Columbus
Thu., June 9: Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary
Fri., June 10: Arizona, Buffalo, Montreal Mon., June 13: Colorado, New Jersey, Ottawa
Tue., June 14: Carolina, TRADE: Boston → St. Louis, Minnesota
Wed., June 15: Detroit, Nashville, Philadelphia
Thu., June 16: NY Islanders, TRADE: Arizona (via NYR) → Tampa Bay, Carolina (via LA) Fri., June 17: Winnipeg (via CHI), Florida, Anaheim Mon., June 20: Dallas, Washington, Tampa Bay → Arizona Tue., June 21: St. Louis → Boston, Boston (via SJ), Toronto (via PIT)
- Toronto Maple Leafs, via Pension Plan Puppets, select center Auston Matthews.
- Winnipeg Jets, via Arctic Ice Hockey, select winger Patrick Laine.
- Columbus Blue Jackets, via The Cannon, select winger Jesse Puljujarvi.
- Edmonton Oilers, via The Copper & Blue, select forward Pierre-Luc DuBois.
- Vancouver Canucks, via Nucks Misconduct, select defenseman Olli Juolevi.
- Calgary Flames, via Matchsticks & Gasoline, select winger Matthew Tkachuk.
- Arizona Coyotes, via Five For Howling, select defenseman Jacob Chychrun.
- Buffalo Sabres, via Die By The Blade, select winger Alexander Nylander.
- Montreal Canadiens, via Eyes On The Prize, select forward Tyson Jost.
- Colorado Avalanche, via Mile High Hockey, select center Logan Brown.
- New Jersey Devils, via All About The Jersey, select center Clayton Keller.
- Ottawa Senators, via Silver Seven, select defenseman Mihkail Sergachyov.
- Carolina Hurricanes, via Canes Country, select forward Kieffer Bellows.
- TRADE: Boston sends No. 14 pick to St. Louis along with Boston's 2nd round pick in 2016 and forward Matt Beleskey in exchange for Kevin Shattenkirk, Ty Rattie and St. Louis' 1st round pick (28th overall). With the 14th pick, the Blues, via St. Louis Game Time, select center Luke Kunin.
- Minnesota Wild, via Hockey Wilderness, select center Michael McLeod.
- Detroit Red Wings, via Winging It In Motown, select center German Rubtsov.
- Nashville Predators, via On The Forecheck, select defenseman Dante Fabbro.
- Philadelphia Flyers, via Broad Street Hockey, select forward Julien Gauthier.
- New York Islanders, via Lighthouse Hockey, select defenseman Jake Bean.
- TRADE: Arizona sends the No. 20 pick to Tampa Bay in exchange for the No. 27th overall pick and the No. 58th overall pick. With the 20th pick, the Lightning, via Raw Charge, select forward Max Jones.
- Carolina Hurricanes, via Canes Country, select forward Riley Tufte.
- Winnipeg Jets, via Arctic Ice Hockey, select defenseman Kale Clague.
- Florida Panthers, via Litter Box Cats, select defenseman Charlie McAvoy.
- Anaheim Ducks, via Battle of Cali, select winger Carl Grundström.
- Dallas Stars, via Defending Big D, select forward Vitalii Abramov.
- Washington Capitals, via Japers' Rink, select forward Alex DeBrincat.
- Arizona Coyotes, via Five For Howling, select winger Boris Katchouk.
- Boston Bruins, via Stanley Cup of Chowder, select defenseman Jacob Moverare.
- Boston Bruins, via Stanley Cup of Chowder, select center Rasmus Asplund.
- Toronto Maple Leafs, via Pension Plan Puppets, select defenseman Samuel Girard.