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2012 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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9.0 C RW 5-11 184 lbs. Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton goes BPA with the top pick, choosing the dynamic OHL scoring star Yakupov to add to a stable of young guns that should make the Oilers an offensive threat for years to come. 

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8.0 B D 6-0 201 lbs. Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets choose the most NHL-ready defeseman available in this draft with the selection of Murray.  Murray will bring leadership and steady play to the Blue Jackets' defensive corps.

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8.5 B C 6-1 198 lbs. Montreal Canadiens

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8.0 C D 6-4 202 lbs. New York Islanders

The Islanders add some size and ability to their defense with the selection of Reinhart. Reinhart's stock rose after a good playoff run for he and his Edmonton Oil Kings teammates, and he has the talent and NHL pedigree to one day anchor the Isles' defense.  

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8.5 C D 6-0 190 lbs. Toronto Maple Leafs

The Leafs make a bit of a surprise selection by choosing the offensively talented Rielly.  An injury caused Rielly to miss a good portion of the 2011-12 season, but the Leafs were undeterred and selected what could be the best offensive defenseman in the draft

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7.5 B D 6-2 185 lbs. Anaheim Ducks

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8.0 C D 6-0 183 lbs. Minnesota Wild

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8.0 C D 5-11 195 lbs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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8.0 B D 6-2 187 lbs. Winnipeg Jets

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7.0 C D 6-2 184 lbs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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8.0 C LW 6-1 186 lbs. Nashville Predators

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7.5 C C 6-3 200 lbs. Buffalo Sabres

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7.0 C C 6-3 203 lbs. Dallas Stars

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7.0 B C 6-1 198 lbs. Buffalo Sabres

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7.0 B D 6-2 203 lbs. Ottawa Senators

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7.5 C RW 6-4 194 lbs. Washington Capitals

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8.0 C C 6-2 198 lbs. San Jose Sharks

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8.0 C C 5-11 165 lbs. Chicago Blackhawks

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8.5 C G 6-3 203 lbs. Tampa Bay Lightning

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7.5 B C 6-1 178 lbs. Philadelphia Flyers

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7.5 D C 6-2 175 lbs. Calgary Flames

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8.5 C D 6-2 206 lbs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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7.5 C D 6-1 180 lbs. Florida Panthers

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8.0 C G 6-1 188 lbs. Boston Bruins

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7.0 C D 6-2 190 lbs. St. Louis Blues

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7.0 C C 6-2 215 lbs. Vancouver Canucks

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7.5 C C 6-3 207 lbs. Arizona Coyotes

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7.0 C D 6-2 203 lbs. New York Rangers

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7.0 C C 6-1 209 lbs. New Jersey Devils

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6.5 B LW 6-0 198 lbs. Los Angeles Kings