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2016 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Ryan Murray, Everett Silvertips

by Ken McKenna
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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Ryan Murray, Everett Silvertips

Photo: Despite an injury that caused him to miss some regular season games, defenseman Ryan Murray enters the 2012 NHL Draft as the top defensive prospect (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)"]

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If you are looking for a prospect from the 2012 NHL Draft that is the most NHL-ready, you would probably have to look no further than top defensive prospect Ryan Murray of the WHL's Everett Silvertips.

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Chris Calnan, Noble and Greenough School

by Ken McKenna
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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Chris Calnan, Noble and Greenough School

Photo: Prep school forward Chris Calnan could see his draft stock soar higher after earning impressive testing results at the 2012 NHL Combine (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)"]

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Each NHL Draft features a handful of players that rise rapidly from the mid-term rankings released in January to the final rankings that are released each April, both of which are compiled by Central Scouting Services (CSS). The 2012 edition of the draft is no different, with several players making a strong impression on the bird dogs working for the NHL's scouting arm.

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw Warriors

by Ken McKenna
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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Morgan Rielly, Moose Jaw Warriors

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors defenseman Morgan Rielly seems to have recovered from the regular season-ending injury early he suffered early in the 2011-12 season (courtesy of Ken McKenna/HF)"]

 

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For the NHL team that is in the market for a puck-rushing, offensive defenseman at the 2012 NHL Draft, Moose Jaw Warriors rearguard Morgan Rielly just might fit the bill.

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Top prospects prepare to get physical at the NHL Combine

by Ken McKenna
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Top prospects prepare to get physical at the NHL Combine

Photo: Belleville Bulls goaltender Malcolm Subban is one of the top 2012 prospects taking part at this week's NHL Scouting Combine (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)"]

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With less than a month remaining until the 2012 NHL Draft takes place, the 30 NHL clubs are getting a last opportunity to evaluate a number of the prospects available for the draft.  This evaluation comes in the form of the NHL Scouting Combine, which is taking place this week in the Toronto area.

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Yakupov tops among OHL’s 2012 NHL Draft prospects

by Jason Menard
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Yakupov tops among OHL’s 2012 NHL Draft prospects

Photo: Sania Sting forward Nail Yakupov heads another strong NHL Draft class coming out of the Ontario Hockey League (courtesy of OHL Images)"]

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Last year, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins effectively ended the OHL's dominance atop the NHL Draft when he was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers. This year, the Oilers may start a new streak by calling an OHL player's name with the first pick for the fifth time in six years.

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