The first round of the 2012 NHL entry draft took place tonight at the Consol Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The first round this year was filled with many ups and certainly a few shocking downs. As speculated Nail Yakupov went first overall to the Edmonton Oilers and Ryan Murray went second to the Columbus Bluejackets. Sticking to the ISS top 50 took a huge detour from there on out.  If you are interested in seeing how the first round help up to the ISS top 50 potential draftees you can check out that list here. See how the first round unfolded below.

Round 1

1. Edmonton: Nail Yakupov, RW, Sarnia (OHL)

2. Columbus: Ryan Murray, D, Everett (WHL)

3. Montreal: Alex Galchenyuk, C, Sarnia (OHL)

4. NY Islanders: Griffin Reinhart, D, Edmonton (WHL)

5. Toronto: Morgan Rielly, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)

6. Anaheim: Hampus Lindholm, D, Rogle (Allsvenskan)

7. Minnesota: Matt Dumba, D, Red Deer (WHL)

8. Pittsburgh: Derrick Pouliot, D, Portland (WHL)

9. Winnipeg: Jacob Trouba, D, USNTDP (USHL)

10. Tampa Bay: Slater Koekkoek, D, Peterborough (OHL)

11. Washington (from COL): Filip Forsberg, LW/RW, Leksand (Allsvenskan)

12. Buffalo: Mikhail Grigorenko, C, Quebec (QMJHL)

13. Dallas: Radek Faksa, Center, Kitchener (OHL)

14. Buffalo: Zemgus Girgensons, C, Dubuque (USHL)

15. Ottawa: Cody Ceci, D, Ottawa (OHL)

16. Washington: Thomas Wilson, RW, Plymouth (OHL)

17. San Jose: Tomas Hertl, C, Slavia Praha (Czech Extraliga)

18. Chicago: Teuvo Teravainen, LW/RW, Jokerit (SM-Liiga)

19. Tampa Bay (from DET): Andrei Vasilevski, G, Ufa jr. (MHL)

20. Philadelphia: Scott Laughton, C, Oshawa (OHL)

21. Calgary (From:BUF) (from NSH): Mark Jankowski, C, Stanstead (Quebec Prep)

22. Pittsburgh: Olli Maatta, D, London (OHL)

23. Florida: Michael Matheson, D, Dubuque (USHL)

24. Boston: Malcolm Subban, G, Belleville (OHL)

25. St. Louis: Jordan Schmaltz, D, Green Bay (USHL)

26. Vancouver: Brendan Gaunce, C, Belleville (OHL)

27. Phoenix: Henrik Samuelsson, RW/C, Edmonton (WHL)

28. NY Rangers: Brady Skjei, D, USNTDP (USHL)

29. New Jersey: Stefan Matteau, LW, USNTDP (USHL)

30. Los Angeles: Tanner Pearson, LW, Barrie (OHL)


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