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 - Wild.com Contributor
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|first round||team||pos||player||team (league)||INSTANT ANALYSIS|
||Sarnia (ohl)||with their third straight first overall pick, the oilers grab up the first-ranked north american skater and ohl standout|
||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|
||sarnia (ohl)||despite missing most of the 2011-12 season with injury, this dynamic centerman heads to the canadiens at no. 3|
||edmonton (whl)||the islanders take from the strong pool of defenders with reinhart, who combines both size and hockey sense|
||moose jaw (whl)||looking to add to their back end, the leafs go for a puck-moving, offensive defenseman|
||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|
||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|
||portland (whl)||the pens trade for the eighth overall pick, selecting a prolific defenseman who put up 59 points in 72 games last season|
||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|
||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|
||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|
||quebec (qmjhl)||the sabres nab a skilled, point-producing centerman in grigorenko, who tallied 85 points in 59 games last season|
||kitchener (ohl)||dallas selects a two-way centerman who put up more than a point per game last season while shutting down opponents|
||dubuque (ushl)||trading for a second, first-round pick, the sabres go for a safe roster player and power forward|
||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|
||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|
||slavia (czrep)||the sharks get a playmaker with hertl, who garnered attention at this year's Wjc, scoring five points in six games.|
||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|
||oshawa (ohl)||the flyers pick up a shut-down forward who ranked fifth on oshawa in scoring and third in pim last season|
||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|
||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|
||dubuque (ushl)||the panthers use their first pick to select matheson, who led dubuque defensemen in scoring last season with 27 points|
||belleville (ohl)||the second netminder of the draft is chosen as boston selects belleville's Subban|
||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|
||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|
||edmonton (WHL)||Phoenix selects a centerman known for great hockey sense but a need to increase foot speed|
||usa-u18 (ushl)||the rangers select this big-bodied minnesota native who many believe to be the smoothest skater in the draft|
||usa-u18 (USHL)||The devils select a gritty power forward who racked up 166 pim in 46 games last season|
||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|
TRADES AFFECTING 2012 NHL DRAFT PICKS:
#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.