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



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 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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