This afternoon rounds 2 through 7 of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft took place. These rounds are often over looked and believed by some to be unimportant. However that is just not true. Like all of the draft these rounds are filled with chance and uncertainty, that does not mean a player cannot because a top tier NHL player. Players like Brett Hull, Pavel Datsyuk and Pekka Rinne were all drafted in these rounds. Check out how these rounds unfolded.

Round 2

31. Blue Jackets: Oscar Dansk, G, Brynas (Swe Jr.)
32. Oilers: Mitchell Moroz, LW, Edmonton (WHL)
33. Canadiens: Sebastian Collberg, RW, Frolunda (Swe)
34. Islanders: Ville Pokka, D, Karpat (Fin)
35. Maple Leafs: Matthew Finn, D, Guelph (OHL)
36. Ducks: Nicolas Kerdiles, LW, USA U-18 (USHL)
37. Predators: Pontus Aberg, LW, Djurgarden (Swe)
38. Hurricanes: Phillip Di Giuseppe, LW, Michigan (CCHA)
39. Jets: Lukas Sutter, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
40. Lightning: Dylan Blujus, D, Brampton (OHL)
41. Avalanche: Mitchell Heard, C, Plymouth (OHL)
42. Flames: Patrick Sieloff, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
43. Stars: Ludwig Bystrom, D, MoDo (Swe Jr.)
44. Sabres: Jake McCabe, D, Wisconsin (WCHA)
45. Flyers: Anthony Stolarz, G, Corpus Christi (NAHL)
46. Wild: Raphael Bussieres, LW, Baie-Comeau (QMJHL)
47. Hurricanes: Brock McGinn, LW, Guelph (OHL)
48. Blackhawks: Dillon Fournier, D, Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL)
49. Red Wings: Martin Frk, RW, Halifax (QMJHL)
50. Predators: Colton Sissons, RW, Kelowna (WHL)
51. Canadiens: Dalton Thrower, D, Saskatoon (WHL)
52. Penguins: Theodor Blueger, C, Shattuck-St.Mary’s (High-MN)
53. Lightning: Brian Hart, RW, Exeter (High-NH)
54.Stars: Mike Winther, C, Prince Albert (WHL)
55. Sharks: Chris Tierney, C,London (OHL)
56. Blues: Samuel Kurker, RW, St. John’s Prep (High-MA)
57. Canucks: Alexandre Mallet, LW, Rimouski (QMJHL)
58. Coyotes : Jordan Martinook, LW, Vancouver (WHL)
59. Rangers: Cristoval Nieves, C, Kent (High-CT)
60. Devils: Damon Severson, D, Kelowna (WHL)
61. Stars: Devin Shore, C, Whitby (OJHL)

Round 3

62. Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo, G, Jokerit (Fin Jr.)
63. Oilers: Jujhar Khaira, LW, Prince George (BCHL)
64. Canadiens: Tim Bozon, LW, Kamloops (WHL)
65. Islanders: Adam Pelech, D, Erie (OHL)
66. Predators: Jimmy Vesey, LW, South Shore (EJHL)
67. Blues: Mackenzie MacEachern, LW, Brother Rice (High-MI)
68. Wild: John Draeger, D, Shattuck-St.Mary’s (High-MN)
69. Hurricanes: Daniel Altshuller, G, Oshawa (OHL)
70. Jets: Scott Kosmachuk, RW, Guelph (OHL)
71.Lightning: Tanner Richard, C, Guelph (OHL)
72. Avalanche: Troy Bourke, LW, Prince George (WHL)
73. Sabres: Justin Kea, C, Saginaw (OHL)
74. Stars: Esa Lindell, D, Jokerit (Fin Jr.)
75. Flames: Jon Gillies, G, Indiana (USHL)
76. Senators: Chris Driedger, G, Calgary (WHL)
77. Capitals:Chandler Stephenson, C, Regina (WHL)
78. Flyers: Shayne Gostisbehere, D, Union (ECAC)
79. Blackhawks: Chris Calnan, RW, Nobles (High-MA)
80.Red Wings: Jake Paterson, G, Saginaw (OHL)
81. Penguins: Oskar Sundqvist, C, Skelleftea (Swe Jr.)
82. Senators: Jarrod Maidens, C, Owen Sound (OHL)
83. Penguins: Matthew Murray, G, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
84. Panthers: Steven Hodges, C, Victoria (WHL)
85. Bruins: Matthew Grzelcyk, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
86. Blues: Colten Parayko, D, Fort McMurray (AJHL)
87. Ducks: Frederik Andersen, G, Frolunda (Swe)
88. Coyotes: James Melindy, D, Moncton (QMJHL)
89. Predators: Brendan Leipsic, C, Portland (WHL)
90. Devils: Ben Johnson, C, Windsor (OHL)
91. Oilers: Daniil Zharkov, LW, Belleville (OHL)

Round 4

92. Penguins: Matia Marcantuoni, C, Kitchener (OHL)
93. Oilers: Erik Gustafsson, D, Djurgarden (Swe)
94. Canadiens: Brady Vail, C, Windsor (OHL)
95. Blue Jackets: Josh Anderson, RW , London (OHL)
96. Devils: Ben Thomson, LW, Kitchener (OHL)
97.Ducks: Kevin Roy, C, Lincoln (USHL)
98. Wild: Adam Gilmour, RW, Nobles (High-MA)
99. Hurricanes: Erik Karlsson, C, Frolunda (Swe Jr.)
100. Capitals: Thomas Di Pauli, C, USA U-18 (USHL)
101. Lightning: Cedric Paquette, C, Blainville-Boisbriand (QMJHL)
102. Coyotes: Rhett Holland, D, Okotoks (AJHL)
103. Islanders: Loic Leduc, D, Cape Breton (QMJHL)
104. Stars: Gemel Smith, C, Owen Sound (OHL)
105. Flames: Brett Kulak, D, Vancouver (WHL)
106. Senators: Timothy Boyle, D, Nobles (High-MA)
107. Capitals: Austin Wuthrich, RW, Notre Dame (CCHA)
108 Ducks: Andrew O’Brien, D, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
109. Sharks: Christophe Lalancette, RW, Acadie-Bathurst (QMJHL)
110. Red Wings: Andreas Athanasiou, C, London (OHL)
111. Flyers: Fredrik Larsson, D, Brynas (Swe Jr.)
112. Predators: Zachary Stepan, C, Shattuck-St.Mary’s (High-MN)
113. Penguins: Sean Maguire, G, Powell River (BCHL)
114. Panthers: Alexander Delnov, LW, Mytschi (Rus Jr.)
115. Hurricanes: Connor Carrick, D, USA U-18 (USHL)
116 Blues: Nicholas Walters, D, Everett (WHL)
117. Flyers: Taylor Leier, LW, Portland (WHL)
118. Predators: Mikko Vainonen, D, HIFK (Fin Jr.)
119. Rangers: Calle Andersson, D, Farjestad (Swe Jr.)
120. Hurricanes: Jacob Slavin, D, Chicago (USHL)
121. Kings: Nikolay Prokhorkin, LW, CSKA (Rus Jr.)

Round 5

122. Canadiens: Charles Hudon, LW, Chicoutimi (QMJHL)
123. Oilers: Justin LaLeggia, D, Denver (WCHA)
124. Flames: Ryan Culkin, D, Quebec (QMJHL)
125. Islanders: Doyle Somerby, D, Kimball Union (High-NH)
126. Maple Leafs: Dominic Toninato, C, Duluth East (High-MN)
127. Ducks: Brian Cooper, D, Fargo (USHL)
128. Wild: Daniel Gunnarsson, D, Lulea (Swe)
129. Hurricanes: Brendan Woods, LW, Wisconsin (WCHA)
130. Jets: Connor Hellebuyck, G, Odessa (NAHL)
131. Bruins: Seth Griffith, C, London (OHL)
132. Avalanche: Michael Clarke, C, Windsor (OHL)
133. Sabres: Logan Nelson, C, Victoria (WHL)
134. Stars: Branden Troock, RW, Seattle (WHL)
135. Devils: Graham Black, C, Swift Current (WHL)
136. Senators: Robert Baillargeon, C, Indiana (USHL)
137. Capitals: Trevor Carrick, D, Mississauga (OHL)
138. Sharks: Daniel O’Regan, C, St. Sebastian (High-MA)
139. Blackhawks: Garret Ross, LW, Saginaw (OHL)
140. Red Wings: Michael McKee, D, Lincoln (USHL).
141. Flyers: Reece Willcox,D, Merritt (BCHL)
142. Rangers: Thomas Spelling, RW, Herning (Den)
143. Penguins: Clark Seymour, D, Peterborough (OHL)
144.Stars: Henri Kiviaho, G, Kalpa (Fin Jr.)
145. Bruins: Cody Payne, RW, Plymouth (OHL)
146. Blues: Francois Tremblay, G, Val-d’Or (QMJHL)
147. Canucks: Ben Hutton, D, Nepean (CCHL)
148. Coyotes: Niklas Tikkinen, D, Blues (Fin Jr.)
149. Blackhawks: Travis Brown, D, Moose Jaw (WHL)
150. Devils: Alexander Kerfoot, C, Coquitlam (BCHL)
151. Kings: Colin Miller, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)

Round 6

152. Blue Jackets: Daniel Zaar, RW, Rogle (Swe Jr.)
153. Oilers: John McCarron, RW, Cornell (EAC)
154. Canadiens: Erik Nystrom, LW, MoDo (Swe Jr.)
155. Islanders: Jesse Graham, D, Niagara (OHL)
156. Maple Leafs: Connor Brown, RW, Erie (OHL)
157. Maple Leafs: Ryan Rupert, C, London (OHL)
158. Wild: Christoph Bertschy, C, Bern (Swi)
159. Hurricanes: Collin Olson, G, USA U-18 (USHL)
160. Jets: Ryan Olsen, C, Saskatoon (WHL)
161. Lightning: Jake Dotchin, D, Owen Sound (OHL)
162. Avalanche: Joseph Blandisi, RW, Owen Sound (OHL)
163. Sabres: Linus Ullmark, G, MoDo (Swe Jr.)
164. Predators: Simon Fernholm, D, Huddinge (Swe Jr.)
165. Flames: Coda Gordon, LW, Swift Current (WHL)
166. Senators: Francois Brassard, G, Quebec (QMJHL)
167.Capitals: Riley Barber, RW, USA U-18 (USHL)
168. Sharks: Clifford Watson, D, Sioux City (USHL)
169. Blackhawks: Vincent Hinostroza, C, Waterloo (USHL)
170. Red Wings: James De Haas, D, Toronto Lakeshore (OJHL)
171. Kings: Tomas Hyka, RW, Gatineau (QMJHL)
172. Predators: Max Gortz, RW, Farjestad (Swe Jr.)
173. Penguins: Anton Zlobin, RW, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
174. Panthers: Francis Beauvillier, C, Rimouski (QMJHL)
175. Bruins: Matthew Benning, D, Spruce Grove (AJHL)
176. Blues: Petteri Lindbohm, D, Jokerit (Fin Jr.)
177. Canucks: Wesley Myron, LW, Victoria (BCHL)
178. Coyotes: Samuel Fejes, LW, Shattuck-St.Mary’s (High-MN)
179. Predators: Marek Mazanec, G, Plzen (Cze)
180. Devils: Artur Gavrus, C, Owen Sound (OHL)
181. Kings: Paul Ladue, D, Lincoln (USHL)

Round 7

182. Blue Jackets: Gianluca Curcuruto, D, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)
183. Stars: Dmitry Sinitsyn, D, Mass-Lowell (HE)
184. Coyotes: Marek Langhamer, G, Pardubice (Cze Jr.)
185. Islanders: Jake Bischoff, D, Grand Rapids (High-MN)
186. Flames: Matthew Deblouw, C, Muskegon (USHL)
187. Ducks: Kenton Helgesen, D, Calgary (WHL)
188. Wild: Louis Nanne, LW, Edina (High-MN)
189. Hurricanes: Brendan Collier, LW, Malden Catholic (High-MA)
190. Jets: Jamie Phillips, G, Toronto JC (OJHL)
191. Blackhawks: Brandon Whitney, G, Victoriaville (QMJHL)
192. Avalanche: Colin Smith, C, Kamloops (WHL)
193. Sabres: Brady Austin, D , Belleville (OHL)
194. Panthers: Jonatan Nielsen, D, Linkoping (Swe Jr.)
195. Capitals: Christian Djoos, D, Brynas (Swe Jr.)
196. Senators: Mikael Wikstrand, D, Mora (Swe2)
197. Capitals: Jaynen Rissling, D, Calgary (WHL)
198. Sharks: Joakim Ryan, D, Cornell (ECAC)
199. Blackhawks: Matt Tomkins, G, Sherwood Park (AJHL)
200. Red Wings: Rasmus Bodin, LW, Ostersund (Swe3)
201. Flyers: Valeri Vasiliev, D, Spartak (Rus Jr.)
202. Lightning: Nikita Gusev, LW, CSKA (Rus Jr.)
203. Capitals: Sergei Kostenko, G, Novokuznetsk (Rus Jr.)
204. Sabres: Judd Peterson, C, Duluth Marshall (High-MN)
205. Bruins: Colton Hargrove, LW, Fargo (USHL)
206. Blues: Tyrel Seaman, C, Brandon (WHL)
207. Canucks: Matthew Beattie, RW, Exeter (High-NH)
208. Coyotes: Justin Hache, D, Shawinigan (QMJHL)
209. Maple Leafs: Viktor Loov, D, Sodertalje (Swe2)
210. Ducks: Jaycob Megna, D, Nebraska-Omaha (WCHA)
211. Kings. Nick Ebert, D, Windsor (OHL)

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