2016 NHL Entry Draft Combine Results

This was the 23rd time the annual NHL Draft Combine had been held. The combine assessment involves interviews, medical screenings, and fitness tests over a four-day period.

The world's top ice hockey prospects are invited to the combine, with over 100 draft-eligible players from North American and Europe being tested (the complete list of 2016 combine invitees).

The Combine was held for the second time in Buffalo, from May 30 to June 4 at First Niagara Center and Harbor Center. The medical examinations took place on June 2, and a majority of the fitness testing at the Harbor Center on June 4.

Below are the results of the fitness assessments for the 2016 NHL Scouting Combine (see details of the testing procedures). See also a summary of previous NHL Entry Draft Combine Results.

Top 10 Lists

Below are the top 10 fitness test results from available data. One standout athete was Goaltender Joseph Raaymakers, who was in the top 10 for five measurements.

Weight

Rank Weight (lbs) First Name Last Name
1 235 lbs Middleton Keaton
2 230.62 lbs Gauthier Julien
3 224 lbs Stanley Logan
4 221.36 lbs Sergachev Mikhail
5 220 lbs Brown Logan
6 216.22 lbs Matthews Auston
7 211.16 lbs Tufte Riley
8 210 lbs Knierim Willie
9 208.79lbs Morrison Cam
10 206.34 lbs Bastian Nathan

Height

Rank Height First Name Last Name
1 6' 7" Stanley Logan
2 6' 6.25" Brown Logan
3 6' 6" Middleton Keaton
4 6' 5.75" Gettinger Tim
5 6' 5.5" Thompson Tage
6 6' 5" Tufte Riley
7 6' 4.5" Bastian Nathan
8 6' 4" Puljujarvi Jesse*
9 6' 3.75" Laine Patrik
10 6' 3" Gauthier Julien
  6' 3" Knierim Willie
  6' 3" Borgstrom Henrik

* Jesse Puljujarvi was not tested at the combine, listed is his height from measurements earlier in the year.

Wingspan

Rank Result (inches) Player
1 82.75 Logan Stanley
2 81.00 Brett Murray
3 80.75 James Greenway
4 80.25 Giavani Smith
5 80.00 Riley Tufte
6 79.50 Keaton Middleton
7 79.50 Logan Brown
8 79.00 Jesse Puljujarvi*
9 79.00 Nathan Bastian
10 78.25 Joseph Raaymakers

* Jesse Puljujarvi was not tested at the combine, listed is his measurement from earlier in the year.

Skinfolds / Body Fat

Rank % bodyfat (BodPod) Player
1 7.0 Maxime Lajoie
2 7.1 Givani Smith
3 7.1 Michael McLeod
4 7.2 Jake Bean
5 7.3 Filip Hronek
6 7.4 Graham McPhee
7 7.6 Brandon Gignac
8 7.8 Timothy Gettinger
9 7.8 Artur Kayumov
10 7.8 Linus Lindstrom

Grip Strength

Right Hand

Rank Score (lb) Player
1 187 James Greenway
2 181 Jesse Puljujarvi
3 170 Brett Murray
4 169 Matthew Cairns
5 165 Taylor Raddysh
6 165 Giovani Smith
7 164 Connor Bunnaman
8 163 Boris Katchouk
9 163 Keaton Middleton
10 163 Tage Thompson

Left Hand

Rank Score (lb) Player
1 169 Trent Frederic
2 165 Boris Katchouk
3 164 Taylor Raddysh
  164 James Greenway
5 163 Mikhail Sergachev
6   Jesse Puljujarvi
7 161 Matthew Cairns
  161 Dylan Wells
8 159 Riley Stillman
9 158 Giovani Smith
10 155 Patrik Laine
  155 Connor Bunnaman
  155 Brett Murray

Bench Press Test (at 70-80% body weight)

Rank Score (reps) Player
1 15 Samuel Girard
2 14 Vojtech Budik
  14 Tyson Jost
  14 Carl Grundstrom
  14 German Rubtsov
  14 Graham McPhee
7 13 Wade Allison
  13 Artur Kayumov
  13 Dillon Dube
  13 Matt Filipe
  13 Alexander Nylander
  13 Jonathan Ang
  13 Sam Steel
  13 Chris Chad
  13 Tyler Benson

Standing Long Jump

Rank Distance (inches) PLAYER
1 120.0 Julien Gauthier
2 118.5 Jakob Chychrun
3 116.3 Dylan Wells
4 114.5 Trent Frederic
5 114.3 Pierre-Luc Dubois
6 114.0 Jonathan Ang
7 113.8 Giavani Smith
8 113.5 Luke Kunin
9 113.5 Boris Katchouk
10 113.3 Vojtech Budik

Vertical Jump

Rank Height
(inches)
Player
1 28.98 Luke Kunin
2 26.69 Julien Gauthier
3 25.59 Chad Krys
4 25.59 Mitchell Mattson
5 25.28 Noah Gregor
6 25.28 Jakob Chychrun
7 24.61 Jordan Kyrou
8 24.17 Max Zimmer
9 23.74 Wade Allison
10 23.66 Luke Green

Pull Ups

Maximum number of consecutive pull ups

Rank Score Player
1 15 Jonathan Ang
2 13 Sam Steel
3 12 Carter Hart
  12 Clayton Keller
5 11 Pierre-Luc Dubois
  11 Jack Kopacka
  11 Rasmus Asplund
  11 Noah Gregor
  11 Griffin Luce
  11 Nicholas Caamano
  11 Givani Smith
  11 Vital Abramov
  11 Lucas Johansen
  11 Artur Kayumov

Pro-Agilty Test

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Rank Time
(seconds)
Player
1 4.30 Matthew Cairns
2 4.31 Luke Green
3 4.35 Jordan Kyrou
4 4.40 Cameron Morison
5 4.42 Joseph Raaymakers
6 4.47 Jonathan Ang
7 4.48 Auston Matthews
8 4.48 Max Zimmer
9 4.49 Connor Bunnaman
10 4.50 Pierre-Luc Dubois

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Rank Time
(seconds)
Player
1 4.19 Luke Green
2 4.33 Matthew Cairns
3 4.33 Jordan Kyrou
4 4.33 Pierre-Luc Dubois
5 4.37 Luke Kunin
6 4.41 Trent Frederic
7 4.43 Joseph Raaymakers
8 4.43 Max Zimmer
9 4.44 Matt Filipe
10 4.46 Ty Ronning

Wingate Test - Average Power Output (watts/kg)

Rank Score
(watts/kg)
Player
1 12.5 Jonathan Ang
  12.5 Jesper Bratt
3 12.4 Libor Hajek
4 12.2 William Lockwood
5 12.1 Henrik Borgstrom
  12.1 Jakub Chychrun
  12.1 Alexander Nylander
8 12.0 Luke Green
  12.0 Mikhail Sergachev
10 11.9 Dillon Dube
  11.9 Tanner Kaspick
  11.9 Auston Matthews
  11.9 Pierre-Luc Dubois

Wingate Test - Peak Power Output (watts/kg)

Nylander's top score is the highest combine measurement that we know of.

Rank Score
(watts/kg)
Player
1 21.1 Alexander Nylander
2 19.3 William Lockwood
3 18.7 Jonathan Ang
4 18.6 Rasmus Asplund
  18.6 Pierre-Luc Dubois
6 18.4 Ty Ronning
7 18.3 Kale Clague
8 18.2 Henrik Borgstrom
9 18.1 Auston Matthews
10 18.0 Jakob Chychrun

Wingate Test - Fatigue Index

Rank Score
(watts/kg)
Player
1 29.9 Michael Graham
2 42.1 Trent Frederic
3 43.7 William Knierim
4 44.9 Nicholas Caamano
5 45.5 Wade Allison
6 45.5 Jesper Bratt
7 47.0 Griffin Luce
8 47.8 Samuel Girard
9 47.9 Dante Fabbro
10 48.3 Vitaly Abramov

AEROBIC FITNESS - VO2max test max

Rank Score (ml/kg/min) Player
1 65.0 Carter Hart
2 62.0 Evan Fitzpatrick
  62.0 Brandon Gignac
4 61.0 Wade Allison
  61.0 Jacob Cederholm
  61.0 Michael McLeod
7 60.0 Sam Steel
  60.0 Zach Sawchenko
9 59.0 Tanner Kaspcik
  59.0 Joseph Raaymakers
  59.0 Tyler Benson
  59.0 Artur Kayumov

AEROBIC FITNESS - VO2max test duration

Rank Score (min:sec) Player
1 12:30 Logan Stanley
2 12.12 Tanner Kaspick
3 12:00 Tyson Jost
4 12:00 Taylor Raddysh
5 12:00 William Knierim
6 12:00 Charles McAvoy
7 11:43 Julien Gauthier
8 11:35 Connor Bunnaman
9 11:30 Andrew Peeke
10 11:30 Logan Brown

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