2012 NHL Entry Draft

The NHL held its annual Entry Draft from June 22-23, 2012 from the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Neil Yakupov, first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers, poses onstage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Neil Yakupov, first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers, poses onstage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Ryan Murray, second overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Ryan Murray, second overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Alex Galchenyuk, third overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Alex Galchenyuk, third overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: (L-R) Third overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk, first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov and second overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets Ryan Murray pose during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: (L-R) Third overall pick by the Montreal Canadiens Alex Galchenyuk, first overall pick by the Edmonton Oilers Nail Yakupov and second overall pick by the Columbus Blue Jackets Ryan Murray pose during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Griffin Reinhart, fourth overall pick by the New York Islanders, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Griffin Reinhart, fourth overall pick by the New York Islanders, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: General manager Brian Burke of the Toronto Maple Leafs speaks on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: General manager Brian Burke of the Toronto Maple Leafs speaks on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Morgan Rielly, fifth overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Morgan Rielly, fifth overall pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Hampus Lindholm, sixth overall pick by the Anaheim Ducks, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Hampus Lindholm, sixth overall pick by the Anaheim Ducks, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Mathew Dumba, seventh overall pick by the Minnesota Wild, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Mathew Dumba, seventh overall pick by the Minnesota Wild, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (L) speaks with Co-Owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman (L) speaks with Co-Owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins Mario Lemieux during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Derrick Pouliot, eighth overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Derrick Pouliot, eighth overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Jacob Trouba, ninth overall pick by the Winnipeg Jets, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Jacob Trouba, ninth overall pick by the Winnipeg Jets, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Slater Koekkoek, tenth overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Slater Koekkoek, tenth overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Slater Koekkoek (C), tenth overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning, poses on stage with general manager Steve Yzerman (L) and team representatives during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Slater Koekkoek (C), tenth overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning, poses on stage with general manager Steve Yzerman (L) and team representatives during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Filip Forsberg, 11th overall pick by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Filip Forsberg, 11th overall pick by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Mikhail Grigorenko, 12th overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Mikhail Grigorenko, 12th overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Radek Faksa, 13th overall pick by the Dallas Stars, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Radek Faksa, 13th overall pick by the Dallas Stars, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Zemgus Girgensons, 14th overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Zemgus Girgensons, 14th overall pick by the Buffalo Sabres, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Cody Ceci, 15th overall pick by the Ottawa Senators, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Cody Ceci, 15th overall pick by the Ottawa Senators, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Thomas Wilson, 16th overall pick by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Thomas Wilson, 16th overall pick by the Washington Capitals, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Tomas Hertl, 17th overall pick by the San Jose Sharks, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Tomas Hertl, 17th overall pick by the San Jose Sharks, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Teuvo Teravainen (C), 18th overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks, poses with Blackhawks representatives on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Teuvo Teravainen (C), 18th overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks, poses with Blackhawks representatives on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Andrei Vasilevski, 19th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Andrei Vasilevski, 19th overall pick by the Tampa Bay Lightning, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Scott Laughton, 20th pick overall by the Philadelphia Flyers, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Scott Laughton, 20th pick overall by the Philadelphia Flyers, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Mark Jankowski (R), 21st overall pick by the Calgary Flames, shakes hands with a Flames representative on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Mark Jankowski (R), 21st overall pick by the Calgary Flames, shakes hands with a Flames representative on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Olli Maatta (L), 22nd overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins, poses with Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Olli Maatta (L), 22nd overall pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins, poses with Penguins co-owner Mario Lemieux on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Michael Matheson, 23rd overall pick by the Florida Panthers, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Michael Matheson, 23rd overall pick by the Florida Panthers, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Malcolm Subban, 24th overall pick by the Boston Bruins, cries as he puts on his jersey during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Malcolm Subban, 24th overall pick by the Boston Bruins, cries as he puts on his jersey during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Jordan Schmaltz, 25th overall pick by the St. Louis Blues, puts on a jersey on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Jordan Schmaltz, 25th overall pick by the St. Louis Blues, puts on a jersey on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Brendan Gaunce, 26th overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Brendan Gaunce, 26th overall pick by the Vancouver Canucks, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Henrik Samuelsson, 27th overall pick by the Phoenix Coyotes, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Henrik Samuelsson, 27th overall pick by the Phoenix Coyotes, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Brady Skjei, 28th overall pick by the New York Rangers, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Brady Skjei, 28th overall pick by the New York Rangers, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Stefan Matteau, 29th overall pick by the New Jersey Devils, puts on a hat on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Stefan Matteau, 29th overall pick by the New Jersey Devils, puts on a hat on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Tanner Pearson, 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One
PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 22: Tanner Pearson, 30th overall pick by the Los Angeles Kings, poses on stage during Round One of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 22, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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