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2016 NHL draft grades

Patrik Laine, left, Auston Matthews and Pierre-Luc Dubois were the top three picks in the 2016 NHL draft. Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The 2016 NHL draft is in the books, and now it's time to dissect how each team did.

These grades are based solely on the picks made, based on my evaluations of the players, and does not include any trades or other moves made during the weekend. Total value is the basis for the grade. We do not assess teams' alternative options at a slot, or their fit into an organization in this grade.