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2012 NHL Draft: Live from Pittsburgh, Round 1

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 6:00 AM / 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.

Michael Smith
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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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73