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2012 NHL Draft: Live from Pittsburgh, Round 1

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 6:00 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Michael Smith
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2012 NHL Draft: Live from Pittsburgh, Round 1

LAST UPDATED: 10:30 p.m.

The first day of the 2012 NHL Draft has arrived, and with the eighth overall pick, the Carolina Hurricanes are in a prime spot to land a top-tier prospect.

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CarolinaHurricanes.com is traveling Pittsburgh to cover the draft weekend. Below, we’ll keep a running blog of everything that happens throughout the day and in the first round tonight. (A separate running blog will be created for the second day’s rounds 2-7.) We will be hosting a live chat on Twitter beginning at approximately 6:30 p.m., with the first round slated to get underway at 7 p.m. For those who do not have a Twitter account, a live stream of the tweets will be provided on this page.

Check back regularly for new posts, which will include various news items, tweets, videos from CanesVision, pictures and more. You can also follow @nhl_canes, @MSmithCanes and @MikeSundheim on Twitter for additional updates. Finally, we invite you to join the discussion at the bottom of this blog in the comments section.

As a primer for tonight’s first round, here is our entire draft profile series, which focuses on players we believe should be in the mix for the Canes’ eighth overall selection:

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Round 1 in the Books
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 10:30 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes didn't make any picks in the first round of the 2012 NHL Draft, but there will be plenty of time for that tomorrow. The Canes currently hold nine picks in rounds 2-6.

We'll have another running blog posted tomorrow morning. I can't promise it will be very active, as the picks will come in rapid succession. Never the less, it will be updated when time permits. Thanks for following along tonight, and we'll see everyone in the morning!




Hurricanes Make it Happen
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 10:00 p.m.

It didn't happen in the eighth spot of the 2012 NHL Draft.

But, the Carolina Hurricanes got their man.

The Canes acquired forward Jordan Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forward Brandon Sutter, defensive prospect Brian Dumoulin and the eighth overall selection in this year's draft.

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Hurricanes Trade for Jordan Staal
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 8:00 p.m.

The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired forward Jordan Staal from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the eighth overall pick. Here is the news release.

Much more to come soon.




Live Chatting from the First Round
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 6:30 p.m.




The Sights of Pittsburgh
Friday, 06.22.2012 / 3:45 p.m.

Before we head out to CONSOL Energy Center for the highly anticipated first round of the 2012 NHL Draft, here are some nearby sights of Pittsburgh.


Roberto Clemente Bridge is closed to pedestrians on Pirates gamedays.


The Allegheny River.


Out hotel, which looks out onto the river and PNC Park (pictured below). I do not have one of these nice views.


PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.


Heinz Field is in the distance. Turned out to be a beautiful day after some morning rain.


Ferry on the river.



PICK NOTES
ROUND 1
8, 1-8 Traded to Pittsburgh with Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin for Jordan Staal
ROUND 2
38, 2-8
47, 2-17 Traded Ian White to San Jose Sharks for 2012 second-round pick on Feb. 18, 2011
ROUND 3
69, 3-8
ROUND 4
99, 4-8
115, 4-24 Traded Joe Corvo to Boston Bruins for 2012 fourth-round pick on July 7, 2011
120, 4-29 Traded Alexei Ponikarovsky to New Jersey Devils for Joe Sova, 2012 fourth-round pick on Jan. 20, 2012
ROUND 5
129, 5-8
ROUND 6
159, 6-8
ROUND 7
189, 7-8



SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72