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Leafs take US-born F Matthews No. 1

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello, center, helps first overall pick Auston Matthews who puts on his sweater at the NHL draft in Buffalo, N.Y., Friday June 24, 2016. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Once the "Go Leafs, Go!" chants subsided after Toronto selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft, the Finns began their march to the podium.

Three players from Finland were selected among the top five picks, the most by the northern European nation.

"They've got a good thing going on there," Canucks President Trevor Linden said after Vancouver rounded out the run of Finns by selecting defenseman Oli Juolevi with the fifth pick. The Winnipeg Jets selected forward Patrik Laine second, and Edmonton took forward Jesse Puljujarvi at No. 4.

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