2012 NHL Draft Live Blog

The 2012-2013 season has officially begun!  Tonight marks the 2012 NHL Draft where I’ll be holding a live draft of all picks and trades that go down.  It is sure to be a busy and entertaining night!  All analysis of tonight’s draft will follow tomorrow after rounds two through seven.

11:10 – TRADE: The Phoenix Coyotes have acquired defenseman Zybnek Michalek from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for defenseman Harrison Ruopp, goaltender Marc Cheverie, and a 2012 3rd round pick (88th overall).

10:49 – 30TH OVERALL PICK: The Los Angeles Kings select Tanner Pearson (Barrie, OHL).

10:45 – 29TH OVERALL PICK: The New Jersey Devils select Stefan Matteau (USNTDP).

10:38 – 28TH OVERALL PICK: The New York Rangers select Brady Skjei (USNTDP).

10:33 – 27TH OVERALL PICK: The Phoenix Coyotes select Henrik Samuelsson (Edmonton, WHL).

10:23 – 26TH OVERALL PICK: The Vancouver Canucks select Brendan Gaunce (Belleville, OHL).

10:18 – 25TH OVERALL PICK: The St. Louis Blues select Jordan Schmaltz (Green Bay, USHL).

10:09 – 24TH OVERALL PICK: The Boston Bruins select Malcolm Subban (Belleville, OHL).

10:03 – 23RD OVERALL PICK: The Florida Panthers select Michael Matheson (Dubuque, USHL).

9:56 – 22ND OVERALL PICK: The Pittsburgh Penguins select Olli Maatta (London, OHL).

9:47 – 21ST OVERALL PICK: The Calgary Flames select Mark Jankowski (Stanstead, Quebec High School).

9:40 – 20TH OVERALL PICK: The Philadelphia Flyers select Scott Laughton (Oshawa, OHL).

9:36 – 19TH OVERALL PICK: The Tampa Bay Lightning select Andei Vasilevski (UFA-2, Russia).

9:30 – 18TH OVERALL PICK: The Chicago Blackhawks select Teuvo Teravainen (Jokerit, Finland).

9:25 – 17TH OVERALL PICK: The San Jose Sharks select Tomas Hertl (Slavia).

9:18 – 16TH OVERALL PICK: The Washington Capitals select Tom Wilson (Plymouth, OHL).

9:12 – 15TH OVERALL PICK: The Ottawa Senators select Codi Ceci (Ottawa, OHL).

9:05 – 14TH OVRALL PICK: The Buffalo Sabres select Zemgus Gigensons (Dubuque, USHL).

9:03 – TRADE: Buffalo Sabres acquires Calgary’s 2012 1st round pick (12th overall) in exchange for Buffalo’s 2012 1st round pick (21st overall) and 2nd round pick (42nd overall).

8:54 – 13TH OVERALL PICK: The Dallas Stars select Radek Faksa (Kitchener, OHL).

8:50 – 12TH OVERALL PICK: The Buffalo Sabres select Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec, QMJHL).

8:49 – RESIGNING: The Los Angles Kings have resigned forward Colin Fraser.

8:45 – 11TH OVERALL PICK: The Washington Capitals select Filip Forsberg (Leksand, Sweden).

8:35 – 10TH OVERALL PICK: The Tampa Bay Lightning select Slater Koekkoek (Peterborough, OHL).

8:25 – 9TH OVERALL PICK: The Winnipeg Jets select  Jacob Trouba (USNTDP).

8:21 – RESIGNING: The Los Angeles Kings have resigned forward Jarrett Stoll to a 3 year, $9.275M contract.

8:12 – 8TH OVERALL PICK: The Pittsburgh Penguins select Derrick Pouliot (Portland, WHL).

8:07 – TRADE: The Carolina Hurricanes acquire forward Jordan Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 2012 1st round pick (8th overall), forward Brandon Sutter, and defenseman prospect Brian Dumoulit.

8:04 – 7TH OVERALL PICK: The Minnesota Wild select Mathew Dumba (Red Deer, WHL).

7:57 – 6TH OVERALL PICK: The Anaheim Ducks select Hampus Lindholm (Rogle Jr., Sweden).

7:46 – 5TH OVERALL PICK: The Toronto Maple Leafs select defenseman Morgan Rielly (Moose Jaw, WHL).

7:42 – 4TH OVERALL PICK: The New York Islanders select defenseman Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton, WHL).

7:30 – 3RD OVERALL PICK: The Montreal Canadiens select Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia, OHL).

7:25 – TRADE: The Washington Capitals have acquired center Mike Ribeiro from the Dallas Stars for center Cody Eakin and a 2012 2nd round pick (54th overall).

7:23 – 2ND OVERALL PICK: The Columbus Blue Jackets select Ryan Murray (Everett, WHL).

7:18 – TRADE: The New York Islanders have acquired defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks for a 2013 2nd round pick.

7:15 – 1ST OVERALL PICK: The Edmonton Oilers select Nail Yakupov (Sarnia, OHL).

12:37 – TRADE: The Columbus Blue Jackets receive goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a 2nd round pick and a 4th round pick in this year’s 2012 draft and a 4th round pick in the 2013 draft.

More to Come..

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