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2014 NHL Draft Results – Round 1

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Phoenix Coyotes 2012 draft preview

by Andrew Sykes
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Photo: Defenseman Connor Murphy is the third defensemen in three years the Coyotes have selected in the first round of the NHL Draft. (CHL Images)

 

The Phoenix Coyotes surprising run to the Western Conference Finals may have dropped them a few places in this year's NHL Draft, but you certainly won't hear them complaining. The Coyotes hold the 27h overall pick in the draft and will be selecting outside of the top 10 for the third straight year-proving the club's success over that span.

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Columbus Blue Jackets 2012 draft preview

by Chris Roberts
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Photo: The Columbus Blue Jackets didn't have a first round pick at the 2011 NHL Draft, so second rounder Boone Jenner was the team's top pick at last year's draft (courtesy of Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

 

The Columbus Blue Jackets had one of their most disappointing seasons in recent history, and with the likely departure of Rick Nash, the 2012 NHL Draft could to mark a turning point in the franchise's history. Though they missed out on winning the draft lottery, they should still come away with a top prospect with the second-overall selection.

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Video: 2012 NHL Combine – Matt Dumba, Red Deer Rebels

by Ken McKenna
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Photo: Defenseman Matt Dumba, shown here playing for Team Cherry at the 2012 CHL Top Prospects Game, is among a handful of talented defensemen available for the 2012 NHL Draft (courtesy of Marissa Baecker/CHL Images)

 

There is a handful of defensemen that will be chosen in the top 10 of the 2012 NHL Draft.  One of those rearguards, Matt Dumba of the WHL's Red Deer Rebels, should be among those high-end selections that will be made next Friday night.

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New York Islanders 2012 draft preview

by Josh Buckingham
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Photo: Ryan Strome was the New York Islanders first round pick in 2011 and the fifth overall that year. (Brace Hemmelgarn/Icon SMI)

 

The New York Islanders will be picking fourth in the 2012 NHL Draft marking the fourth straight year they will have a top five selection.

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Edmonton Oilers 2012 draft preview

by Lawrence Bailey
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Photo: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was the Edmonton Oilers' first pick, and the first overall pick of the 2011 NHL Draft. (Vincent Muzik/Icon SMI)

 

After a pair of seasons at the bottom of the standings and the top of the draft, the Edmonton Oilers managed to climb one spot, finishing 29th in the league, however Lady Luck smiled on them when the draft lottery came around and they will be selecting first overall for the third consecutive season this year in Pittsburgh.

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