Chart: NHL entry draft at a glance
- June 17, 2012 - 11:14 PM
NHL ENTRY DRAFT AT A GLANCE
Where: Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh.
When: Round 1, Friday, 6 p.m., Rounds 2-7, Saturday, 9 a.m..
TV: Round 1, NBC Sports Network; Rounds 2-7, NHL Network.
First-round order: 1. Edmonton; 2. Columbus; 3. Montreal; 4. N.Y. Islanders; 5. Toronto; 6. Anaheim; 7. Wild; 8. Carolina; 9. Winnipeg; 10. Tampa Bay; 11. Washington (from Colorado); 12. Buffalo; 13. Dallas; 14. Calgary; 15. Ottawa; 16. Washington; 17. San Jose; 18. Chicago; 19. Tampa Bay (from Detroit); 20. Philadelphia; 21. Buffalo (from Nashville); 22. Pittsburgh; 23. Florida; 24. Boston; 25. St. Louis; 26. Vancouver; 27. Phoenix; 28. N.Y. Rangers; 29. New Jersey; 30. Los Angeles.
Wild's picks: Round 1, 7th overall; Round 2, 46th; Round 3, 68th; Round 4, 98th; Round 5, 128th; Round 6, 158th; Round 7, 188th.
Top-rated prospects: RW Nail Yakupov (Sarnia, OHL); D Ryan Murray (Everett, WHL); C Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec, QMJHL); C Alex Galchenyuk (Sarnia, OHL); C Filip Forsberg (Leksand, Sweden); D Morgan Reilly (Moose Jaw, WHL); D Griffin Reinhart (Edmonton, WHL); D Jacob Trouba (USA U-18); D Mathew Dumba (Red Deer, WHL); D Cody Ceci (Ottawa, OHL); C Radek Faksa (Kitchener, OHL); LW Teuvo Teravainen (Jokerit, Finland); D Olli Maatta (London, OHL).
Top-rated Minnesotans: D Brady Skjei (Lakeville), C Zachary Stepan (Hastings), C Logan Nelson (Coon Rapids), LW Adam Johnson (Hibbing), C A.J. Michaelson (Burnsville).
Wild's needs: With six forward prospects turning pro but potentially only one defenseman next season, the Wild is short on blue-line prospects. There are several near the top of this draft, although the Wild says it will draft the best player available.
Wild draft party: At Tom Reid's Hockey City Pub, St. Paul, on Friday night.
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