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2012 NHL Draft: Round One Picks

Players selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft.

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Nail Yakupov, drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Nail Yakupov, drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers, poses for a portrait during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

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Here are the top 30 players selected at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

Draft picks are listed by selection order, NHL team, name, position, 2011-12 team and league, and nationality in brackets.

  1. Edmonton Oilers: Nail Yakupov, Forward
    Sarnia Sting, Ontario Hockey League (Russia)
  2. Columbus Blue Jackets: Ryan Murray, Defense
    Everett Sivertips, Western Hockey League (Canada)
  3. Montreal Canadiens: Alex Galchenyuk, Forward
    Sarnia Sting, Ontario Hockey League (United States)
  4. New York Islanders: Griffin Reinhart, Defense
    Edmonton Oil Kings, Western Hockey League (Canada)
  5. Toronto Maple Leafs: Morgan Rielly, Defense
    Moose Jaw Warriors, Western Hockey League (Canada)
  6. Anaheim Ducks: Hampus Lindholm, Defense
    Rogle BK Swedish Junior, SuperElit Division (Sweden)
  7. Minnesota Wild: Matt Dumba, Defense
    Red Deer Rebels, Western Hockey League (Canada)
  8. Pittsburgh Penguins (*from Carolina): Derrick Pouliot, Defense
    Portland Western Hockey League (Canada)
  9. Winnipeg Jets: Jacob Trouba, Defense
    USA Under-18 National Team, USHL (United States)
  10. Tampa Bay Lightning: Slater Koekkoek, Defense
    Peterborough Petes, Ontario Hockey League (Canada)
  11. Washington Capitals (**from Colorado): Filip Forsberg, Forward
    Leksands IF, Swedish Second Division (Sweden)
  12. Buffalo Sabres: Mikhail Grigorenko, Forward
    Quebec Remparts, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (Russia)
  13. Dallas Stars: Radek Faksa, Forward
    Kitchener Rangers, Ontario Hockey League (Russia)
  14. Buffalo Sabres (***from Calgary): Zemgus Girgensons, Forward
    Dubuque Fighting Saints, USHL (Latvia)
  15. Ottawa Senators: Cody Ceci, Defense
    Ottawa 67s, Ontario Hockey League (Canada)
  16. Washington Capitals: Thomas Wilson, Forward
    Plymouth Whalers, Ontario Hockey League (Canada)
  17. San Jose Sharks: Tomas Hertl, Forward
    Slavia Praha, Czech Extraliga (Czech Republic)
  18. Chicago Blackhawks: Teuvo Teravainen, Forward
    Jokerit, Finland First Division (Finland)
  19. Tampa Bay Lightning (^from Detroit): Andrey Vasilevskiy, Goal
    Tolpar Ufa, Russian Junior, First Division (Russia)
  20. Philadelphia Flyers: Scott Laughton, Forward
    Oshawa Generals, Ontario Hockey League (Canada)
  21. Calgary Flames (^^from Buffalo/Nashville): Mark Jankowski, Forward
    Stanstead College, Quebec High School (Canada)
  22. Pittsburgh Penguins: Olli Maata, Defense
    London Knights, Ontario Hockey League (Finland)
  23. Florida Panthers: Mike Matheson, Defense
    Dubuque Fighting Saints, USHL (Canada)
  24. Boston Bruins: Malcolm Subban, Goal
    Belleville Bulls, Ontario Hockey League (Canada)
  25. St. Louis Blues: Jordan Schmaltz, Defense
    Green Bay Gamblers, USHL (United States)
  26. Vancouver Canucks: Brendan Gaunce, Forward
    Belleville Bulls, Ontario Hockey League (Canada)
  27. Phoenix Coyotes: Henrik Samuelsson, Forward
    Edmonton Oil Kings, Western Hockey League (United States)
  28. New York Rangers: Brady Skjei, Defense
    USA Under-18 National Team, USHL (United States)
  29. New Jersey Devils: Stefan Matteau, Forward
    USA Under-18 National Team, USHL (United States)
  30. Los Angeles Kings: Tanner Pearson, Forward
    Barrie Colts, Ontario Hockey League (Canada)

First round picks acquired via trades:

*Carolina Hurricanes trade 2012 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), center Brandon Sutter and defenseman Brian Dumoulin to Pittsburgh Penguins for center Jordan Staal.

**Colorado Avalanche trade 2012 first-round pick (No.11 overall) and a second-round pick in either 2012 or 2013 to Washington Capitals for goaltender Semyon Varlamov.

***Calgary Flames trade first-round pick (No. 14 overall) to Buffalo Sabres for a first-round pick (No. 21 overall) and second-round pick.

^Detroit Red Wings trade first-round pick (No. 19 overall) and defenceman Sebastien Piche to Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman Kyle Quincey.

^^Nashville Predators trade first-round pick (No. 21 overall) to Buffalo Sabres for forward Paul Gaustad and a fourth-round pick. Buffalo Sabres trade first-round pick (No. 21 overall) and second-round pick to Calgary Flames for first-round pick (No. 14 overall).

See also:
First Round NHL Draft Picks Since 2003
How the NHL Entry Draft Works
All-Time Biggest Draft Busts
The NHL Draft: A Brief History
NHL Draft Guide

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