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2012 NHL Draft Tracker

Live results and comments at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 8:05 AM CT / 2012 NHL Draft Central
By Natalie Dillon  - Contributor
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2012 NHL Draft Tracker

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first round team pos player team (league) INSTANT ANALYSIS
1 RW Nail Yakupov
Sarnia (ohl) with their third straight first overall pick, the oilers grab up the first-ranked north american skater and ohl standout
2 D Ryan murray
everett (whl) columbus adds to its blueline with a solid two-way defenseman who many consider to be the most nhl-ready d-man of the draft
3 C alex galchenyuk
sarnia (ohl) despite missing most of the 2011-12 season with injury, this dynamic centerman heads to the canadiens at no. 3
4 D Griffin reinhart
edmonton (whl) the islanders take from the strong pool of defenders with reinhart, who combines both size and hockey sense
5 D morgan rielly
moose jaw (whl) looking to add to their back end, the leafs go for a puck-moving, offensive defenseman
6 D hampus lindholm
Rogle (swe-jr) with their first pick, the ducks stay on trend and go for another defender. this notoriously driven d-man is solid at both ends of the ice
7 D Matt Dumba
red deer (whl) the hometown team selects one of the most offensive defensemen in the draft. a player who has shown resilience, dumba is a puck mover with a deadly shot
8 D derrick pouliot
portland (whl) the pens trade for the eighth overall pick, selecting a prolific defenseman who put up 59 points in 72 games last season
9 D jacob trouba
Usa-u18 (ushl) the jets add size to their blue line with a big hitter who many expect will develop for a few years before making the nhl jump
10 D slater koekkoek
peterborough (ohl) tampa bay takes the eighth d-man of the top 10, selecting an all-around blueliner that will help fill holes on the lightning's back end 
 11 C Filip forsberg
leksand (swe-2) the first-ranked european skater comes off the board as the caps break the defensive trend and select a dominant goal scorer
12 C mikhail grigorenko
quebec (qmjhl) the sabres nab a skilled, point-producing centerman in grigorenko, who tallied 85 points in 59 games last season
13 c radek faksa
kitchener (ohl) dallas selects a two-way centerman who put up more than a point per game last season while shutting down opponents
14 C zemgus girgensons
dubuque (ushl) trading for a second, first-round pick, the sabres go for a safe roster player and power forward
15 D Cody Ceci
ottawa (ohl) the huge shot of this offensive defenseman helped him score 17 goals in 64 games last season and average nearly a point per game
16 RW Thomas wilson
plymouth (ohl) the capitals add a rugged power forward to their skilled group of forwards. at 6-4, 203, this 18-year old can deliver punishing hits
17 C thomas hertl
slavia (czrep) the sharks get a playmaker with hertl, who garnered attention at this year's Wjc, scoring five points in six games.
18 LW teuvo teravainen
jokerit (fin-jr) the wait is over for the second-ranked european skater as chicago adds a skilled winger
19 G andrei vasilevski ufa-2 (rus-jr) tampa bay chooses the first goaltender of the draft with its second, first-round pick
20 C scott laughton
oshawa (ohl) the flyers pick up a shut-down forward who ranked fifth on oshawa in scoring and third in pim last season
21 c mark jankowski
stanstead (H-sqc) this skilled forward proved he can be an impact player down the road, scoring 94 points in 57 games last season, but he will take a few more years to develop
22 D olli Maatta
london (ohl) The penguins select another defender with their second, first-round pick, gaining a two-way blueliner who earned attention despite being sidelined with injury early last season
23 D Mike matheson
dubuque (ushl) the panthers use their first pick to select matheson, who led dubuque defensemen in scoring last season with 27 points
24 G Malcolm subban
belleville (ohl) the second netminder of the draft  is chosen as boston selects belleville's Subban
25 D Jordan schmaltz
Green Bay (USHL) the blues take a wisconsin native and puck-moving defenseman. the lanky blueliner doesn't play a very physical game but knows how to shut down opponents
26 C brendan gaunce
belleville (ohl) the canucks gain a physically dominant power forward with their first selection. the ontario native averaged a point per game with belleville last season
27 C henrik samuelsson
edmonton (WHL) Phoenix selects a centerman known for great hockey sense but a need to increase foot speed
28 D Brady skjei
usa-u18 (ushl) the rangers select this big-bodied minnesota native who many believe to be the smoothest skater in the draft
29 LW stefan matteau
usa-u18 (USHL) The devils select a gritty power forward who racked up 166 pim in 46 games last season
30 LW tanner pearson
barrie (OHL) the stanley cup champions select a point-producing forward, who tallied 91 points in 60 games last season, with the final pick of the first round


#8 - Pittsburgh received Carolina's 2012 first-round pick along with Brandon Sutter and Ryan Dumoulin in exchange for Jordan Staal.
#11 - Washington received Colorado's 2012 first-round pick and a 2012 or 2013 second-round pick in exchange for G Semyon Varlamov, July 1, 2011.
#19 - Tampa Bay received Detroit's 2012 first-round pick and D Sebastien Piche in exchange for D Kyle Quincey as part of a three-team trade, Feb. 21, 2012.
#21 - Buffalo received Nashville's 2012 first-round pick in exchange for C Paul Gaustad and a 2013 fourth-round pick, Feb. 27 2012.

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