With the 2016 NHL Draft less than a month away, however, those drafts are old news. The eyes of the hockey world were focused on the last CHL game of the season and through it all one player stood out in a way that should place him firmly in the No. 4 slot of 2016 draft-eligible players--Matthew Tkachuk.
Outside of Auston Matthews the expected first overall pick, Patrick Laine, the presumed second-overall pick, and Jesse Puljujarvi who should go third, scouts and pundits had a varying array of three or four prospects slotted in that fourth-overall slot. Yet, with the performance yesterday of Knights’ Tkachuk in the Memorial Cup Final, there really shouldn’t be any doubt any more.