2012 FIRST ROUND


1. Edmonton Oilers


Nail Yakupov


2. Columbus Blue Jackets


Ryan Murray


3. Montreal Canadiens


Alex Galchenyuk


4. New York Islanders


Griffin Reinhart


5. Toronto Maple Leafs


Morgan Rielly


6. Anaheim Ducks


Hampus Lindholm


7. Minnesota Wild


Matthew Dumba



8. Carolina Hurricanes (To Penguins)


Derrick Pouliot


9. Winnipeg Jets


Jacob Trouba


10. Tampa Lightning


Slater KoekKoek


11. Washington Capitals (from Colorado)


Filip Forsberg


12. Buffalo Sabres


Mikhail Grigorenko


13. Dallas Stars


Radek Faksa


14. Calgary Flames (To Buffalo)


Zemgus Girgensons

MORE STORIES

 

MacKinnon: Oilers go with forward in...

It was the Year of the Defenceman at the NHL entry draft, but for the third straight year, the Edmonton Oilers focused on the man they believe is the best player, taking Russian forward Nail Yakupov with the No. 1 overall pick.

 

Hickey: Jordan Staal trade highlights...

Ray Shero made a lot of hometown fans happy when he pulled the trigger on the most significant trade of the opening day of the National Hockey League entry draft Friday.

 

Canadiens land globetrotter Galchenyuk...

Marc Bergevin got his man when he selected Russian-American Alexander Galchenyuk with the third-overall pick in the National Hockey League draft Friday night.

 

Year of questions about Russians before...

Take note, David Booth. The consensus first-overall pick in the 2012 NHL entry draft can do more than play hockey.

 
 
 
 

DRAFT ESSENTIALS

 

Draft order

Pick by pick

 

Final Rankings: Spring 2012

Top ranked draft eligible players.

 

Most NHL-Ready

So which prospects may be ready to step in and step up as soon as 2012?

 

Draft Sleepers

Who may surprise.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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